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Jim Shimota Named 2019 Illinois Super Lawyer

January 24, 2019

Illinois Super Lawyers has again included Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner James “Jim” Shimota in its annual award listing published by Thomson Reuters. Shimota also serves as administrative partner of the Chicago office.

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 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.

Shimota is 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 U.S. 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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