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James Okamoto.....Patrick Benedicto

Ph. (408) 436 - 2111
Fax (408) 436 - 2114
Email: james@OBLLP.com

James Okamoto practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent preparation and prosecution, client counseling, and litigation support.

Dr. Okamoto has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a wide range of technological areas, including semiconductor devices and processes, microprocessors and other integrated circuits, computer hardware and software, data networking, and telecommunications. He has significant experience counseling clients regarding offensive and defensive patent strategies and has managed domestic and international patent portfolios for various venture-backed start-up companies. Prior to co-founding the firm, he served as director of intellectual property and corporate counsel at a startup company in the interactive TV industry.

Before his legal career, Dr. Okamoto supervised laboratories in electron microscopy and semiconductor fabrication at the California Institute of Technology. He has published several research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Journal of Applied Physics and Physical Review Letters. As an undergraduate, he worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


         California Institute of Technology, B.S. in Physics, with honors, 1988

         California Institute of Technology, M.S. in Applied Physics, 1989

         California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Applied Physics, 1993

         Stanford Law School, J.D., 1996



         Northern District of California

         Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

         United States Patent and Trademark Office




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