Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend Adds James Maune in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (March 28)Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of James Maune to the firm’s San Diego office as an associate in the Electrical Engineering & Software Team in the firm’s internationally recognized Intellectual Property Department.

Mr. Maune is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on complex patent infringement litigation cases in federal district courts, post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications, and ex parte review proceedings. He draws upon more than 20 years of experience working in high-technology fields including aerospace, ballistic missile defense, and satellite technologies from his former career as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot.

Mr. Maune also has a wide range of experience advising many diverse businesses in technologies ranging from semiconductor devices, flash array devices, medical devices, portable electronic device applications, computer accessories, e-commerce technologies, aircraft and helicopter components, intelligent scooters, Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, and software. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Maune worked as a patent attorney in the Orange County, California office of an international law firm where he drafted and prosecuted electronic and software related patent applications, conducted due diligence reviews for major corporate acquisitions, and assisted in patent litigation matters as well as inter partes reviews & covered business method reviews on behalf of petitioners and patent owners.

Mr. Maune earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property. While attending law school, he worked as an in-house patent agent at NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company, and a patent agent in the patent office for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SPAWAR). Mr. Maune received his M.S. in Aviation Systems Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma. Before launching his legal career, Mr. Maune served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Commander in 2012. His final assignment as Detachment Officer in Charge of the Navy Warfare Development Command culminated his 20-year career as a naval aviator/commissioned naval officer.

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