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.


Representative Matters

  • 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



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

Court Admissions

  • 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
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