Press Release

Jim Shimota Named Illinois Super Lawyer in 2018

February 01, 2018

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jim Shimota has been recognized in the Intellectual Property Litigation category of the Illinois 2018 Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) annual award listing.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Of those nominated, only five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion. 

Shimota is the administrative partner in charge of Hayne and Boone’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of post-issuance patent practice. He also counsels clients on building patent portfolios inorganically through strategic acquisitions. Shimota has extensive experience before judges and juries in federal courts across the country as well as the United States International Trade Commission and arbitration panels. 

Representative technologies with which Jim has worked include financial services products, multiple aspects of cellular and smartphone technology, semiconductor manufacturing, fiber optic amplifiers, DNA arrays, HIV drugs, alkaline batteries, wireless networking products, power supplies, cleaning systems for portable shavers, memory image sensors, portable music players, and automated tissue staining instruments.

In 2017, Shimota led a Haynes and Boone team that helped client Lynk Labs, Inc., a leading LED technology manufacturer, settle a high-profile patent infringement and breach of contract suit against Acuity Brands, Inc.

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