James M. Oehler

Professional Biography

James M. Oehler focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation. He has handled a wide range of patent applications related to medical devices, selective catalyst reduction systems, fiber optic coupling systems, automotive transmissions and accessories, paper products, heat exchanger systems, and commercial restaurant equipment. James has experience litigating in federal district courts, inter partes review proceedings before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Trade Commission. He regularly advises clients across diverse technologies, including health care, e-commerce, consumer products, and energy industries.

Prior to becoming an attorney, James worked for a decade as a professional engineer where he was involved in all aspects of power plant design, from conception, through construction, and final testing. He learned first-hand just how critical excellent communication with clients and third-parties is to reaching a successful outcome. James worked for three firms – Kiewit Power Engineers, Sargent & Lundy and Black & Veatch – taking power plant design from conception, through construction and final testing.

James serves as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches thesis courses.

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