Biography

After serving as managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, Jim Batchelder is now a member of Ropes & Gray’s governing Policy Committee. A trial lawyer in its intellectual property litigation group, Jim has been recognized by Chambers, and named of the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, and one of California’s Top Intellectual Property Lawyers. He has over 27 years of experience litigating high stakes intellectual property cases in district courts, the ITC and the PTAB, where he has been named a “Legal Lion” by Law360.

Within California, Jim is widely regarded as a “Dean of IP Law,” lecturing and publishing extensively on intellectual property issues and strategy. Jim is also co-founder of Ropes & Gray’s Diversity Roundtable, a series of meetings with Silicon Valley companies and attorneys interested in enhancing diversity among students wishing to join the legal profession, candidates hired for attorney jobs, and attorneys promoted within their organizations.

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