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James R. Barney
James is a first-chair litigator specializing in all aspects of patent litigation and appeals. His litigation experience includes numerous patent trials in federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, and before arbitration panels. James has also provided strategic advice in foreign patent proceedings, including in Germany, England, the Netherlands, Japan, and China. He also appears frequently at the Federal Circuit, and in 2016 he argued the en banc Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal case, which resulted in significant changes in PTAB practice. He led Finnegan's appellate practice section for several years.