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James Gourley


Carstens & Cahoon LLP

James R. Gourley practices primarily in the following areas:

Commercial Litigation, including Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Prosecution
Entertainment Law

Mr. Gourley has prosecuted and obtained patents for clients in a wide range of technology fields, including:

Oil and gas production
Mobile electronics accessories
Computer software
Food chemistry
Product packaging
Medical devices
Pet care
Nuclear energy
Pumps and compressors

He has also applied for and obtained federally registered trademarks for clients in many different industries.  Mr. Gourley understands that intellectual property rights are among a company’s most valuable assets, and he has been successful in helping companies build strong intellectual property portfolios.  He has also negotiated a variety of intellectual property licensing, development, and employment agreements, and provided intellectual property due diligence advice with respect to corporate merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Gourley has represented individual artists and filmmakers as parties to copyright infringement lawsuits in federal court.  He has also represented start-up internet companies with a wide variety of copyright, trademark, and patent issues.  He has also helped clients enforce and defend patent, trademark, and other commercial rights in court, including recently serving as lead defense counsel in the first ever patent infringement lawsuit in the field of cannabis formulation.

Mr. Gourley earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Southern Methodist University in 2005.  Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.  His undergraduate education exposed him to a wide range of technical courses, including high level organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mechanics, electronics, and computer science, which gives him the unique ability to help companies protect technology in many different fields.

Mr. Gourley is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He currently serves on the Board of the Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section.  He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, and he is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

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Litigation Roundup: Cannabis IP Litigation Update

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Cannabis |  Copyrights and Trademarks |  Federal Law |  Intellectual Property |  IP law |  Licensing |  Licensing and Permitting |  Litigation |  Patents & Trade Secrets |  Regulation law
Chelsie Spencer |  James Gourley |  Rob Kimmer, Esq. |  Larry Sandell
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Webinar: Cannabis IP Litigation Update - Live and On-Demand. A discussion about best practices for litigation cannabis IP matters.
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Cannabis Law Institute 2024

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Jessica C. McElfresh |  Jim Canto |  Nastasia Mora |  David Ruskin |  Fatima Afia |  Kyle Finnegan |  Jason Horst |  Marialle A. Bell |  ....
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