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James Hall, Former Quantum Corporation IP Director, Joins Sughrue's Mountain View Office

3/27/2008

Sughrue Mion, PLLC, a leading global intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that  James Hall has joined the firm as a partner in its Mountain View, CA office.  Mr. Hall brings more than thirteen years of litigation experience to Sughrue and was most recently the Director of Intellectual Property for Quantum Corporation, a San Jose, CA-based data storage company.

“Jim’s technology expertise is a great addition to the Sughrue team, especially at a time when global technology companies, particularly those based in Asia, are applying for an increasing amount of U.S. patents,” said Cindy Weber, Sughrue’s Managing Partner. “It is important to have attorneys who understand the challenges faced by in-house counsel, and Jim will help provide that perspective to help us better serve our clients.”

While with Quantum Corporation, Mr. Hall was responsible for developing, executing and overseeing the company’s intellectual property creation, management, litigation and exploitation strategies.  He was also previously a partner at Fish & Richardson P.C. and Thelen Reid and Priest LLP, where he served as lead litigator in several high profile patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and commercial litigation matters in the Federal District Courts.  He has also handled numerous proceedings before the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In addition, he has served as a guest lecturer on intellectual property, licensing and related issues at the University Of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Management.

“I’ve handled large matters both at law firms and in my capacity as in-house counsel, and I understand the various issues, needs and perspectives on both sides,” said Mr. Hall. “I am thrilled to join the Sughrue team because I know the high-caliber of their work and the need for focused, experienced and cost-effective IP attorneys in the technology-rich Silicon Valley area, as well as nationally and globally.”

Mr. Hall received his J.D. magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and Executive Editor of the Law Review and his B.S. in engineering from Michigan State University.  He is a member of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office bar and several state and federal jurisdictions.