James Quigley is a Principal in the Austin office of McKool Smith. He is a versatile commercial litigator and trial lawyer focused on patent and technology-related cases. James has extensive federal court experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in patent-infringement actions. His courtroom victories in intellectual property cases involve a myriad of technologies such as web applications, mobile phones, and integrated circuits. He has been part of teams that have earned their client's jury verdicts and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
James has also represented both petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, including arguing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and on appeal at the Federal Circuit. In addition, he has litigated trade secret, trademark, fraud, and breach of contract claims.
James has been named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers from 2016-2019.
Before receiving his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, James attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Team Express v. Microsoft et al. (WDTX) Represent Team Express in breach of contract, fraud, and related claim lawsuit against Microsoft, Junction Solutions, and RSM.
- EcoStim v. McIntyre. (SDTX, WDLA) Represent EcoStime in declaratory judgment action against individual and his companies related to alleged patent, trademark, trade secret, and contract claims.
- Egenera v. Cisco. (DMass, PTAB) Represent Egenera in patent infringement lawsuit against Cisco related to virtualized server technology.
- Eolas v. Amazon, Google, Walmart. (EDTX, NDCA) Represent Eolas in patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon, Google, and Walmart involving interactive web technology.
- Cambria v. Wilsonart et al. (ITC) Represented Wilsonart in design patent infringement lawsuit at the International Trade Commission regarding quartz countertops.
- Ericsson v. Apple. (EDTX, NDCA, ITC) Represented Ericsson in a global, portfolio-wide, FRAND licensing dispute against Apple involving LTE technology and other mobile device technologies.
- Unwired Planet v. Google. (DNev) Represented Unwired Plan in patent infringement lawsuit against Google related to mobile device technologies.
- ParkerVision v. Qualcomm (MDFL) Represented ParkerVision in a patent infringement lawsuit involving numerous patents related to direct conversion receiver technology for use in high-performance wireless telecommunications devices.
- Summit 6 v. Research in Motion, et al. (NDTX) Represented Summit 6 in a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, Samsung, and others involving digital content processing and uploading technology.
- Droplets Inc. v. Sears & Overstock. (EDTX) Represented Droplets in a patent infringement lawsuit against Sears and Overstock related to rich internet application technology.
- Eolas v. Adobe et al. (EDTX) Represented Eolas in patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon, Google, Yahoo!, Adobe, and others involving interactive web technology
Rankings & Honors
- Recognized by "Best Lawyers in America" as "Ones to Watch" for Commercial, Intellectual Property and Patent, 2021-2024
- “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2021
Community & Professional Activities
- Member, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
Media & Events
- 31 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2023 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 13 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.17.2022
- 17 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2022 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 11 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.19.2021
- 23 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2021 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 11 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.18.2020
- Caroline Burks and James Quigley coached a student team for The University of Texas Strauss Center's Cyber 9/12 Competition01.24.2022
- Scott Hejny and James Quigley published the article “Arthrex: the Supreme Court Preserves the PTAB System” on Licensing Executives Society (LSE)06.28.2021
- "A Question of Authority - The Federal Circuit's Criticism of the POP in Windy City" by James Quigley and Scott Hejny04.21.2020
- James Quigley wrote and presented "IPR Update" at the State Bar of Texas 33rd Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law: Patents in IP02.07.2020
- James Quigley discussed "O2 Micro Issues at the Federal Circuit a Decade Later", at the Texas State Bar's Advanced Patent Litigation Course07.18.2019
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2011
- Order of the Coif
- Executive Articles Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
B.S., with distinction, Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
- State of Texas
- The U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western District of Texas
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office