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James R Batchelder

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James R. Batchelder is a first-chair trial attorney with over 30 years of experience representing info-tech companies in complex high-stakes IP litigation before district courts and the US International Trade Commission, and in post-grant review proceedings before the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. After serving as the Managing Partner of Ropes & Gray’s California offices, he is now a member of its governing Policy Committee.


CA Bar (1988); Partner, Ropes & Gray (2011).


JD, University of California, Los Angeles (1988)