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James Maune | Senior IP Attorney

James Maune

Senior IP Attorney

| San Diego
TELEPHONE
(949) 491-5616

Mr. Maune is a registered patent attorney with over a decade of experience serving Fortune 500 clients. Practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in U.S. and advising clients for international prosecution. Practice also includes complex patent infringement litigation cases in federal district courts, post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (representing both petitioners and patent owners), trademark prosecution, and ex parte review proceedings.

Mr. Maune has experience with a wide range of technologies, ranging from aircraft and helicopter technologies, 5G NR telecommunications, cloud computing systems, augmented reality/virtual reality devices and applications, immersive content productions devices and application, audio devices, semiconductor devices, flash array devices, medical devices, portable electronic devices and associated applications, computer accessories, e-commerce technologies, and software.

Mr. Maune was selected as SuperLawyer’s Rising Star in San Diego 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 and is dedicated to the pro bono representation of veterans.

EDUCATION

University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, CA | Juris Doctor, May 2013
Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property Honors: Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honor Society)

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN | Master of Science in Aviation Systems Engineering, May 2001

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY | Bachelor of Science in Physics, May 1992
Honors: Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)

ADMISSIONS

United States Patent and Trademark Office
(October 2010)
Registered Patent Attorney No. 67,187

California Bar No. 293923
(December 2013)
Admitted to Fed. Cir., C.D. Cal., N.D. Cal., and S.D. Cal.

James Maune

Senior IP Attorney

| San Diego
TELEPHONE
(949) 491-5616

Mr. Maune is a registered patent attorney with over a decade of experience serving Fortune 500 clients. Practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in U.S. and advising clients for international prosecution. Practice also includes complex patent infringement litigation cases in federal district courts, post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (representing both petitioners and patent owners), trademark prosecution, and ex parte review proceedings.

Mr. Maune has experience with a wide range of technologies, ranging from aircraft and helicopter technologies, 5G NR telecommunications, cloud computing systems, augmented reality/virtual reality devices and applications, immersive content productions devices and application, audio devices, semiconductor devices, flash array devices, medical devices, portable electronic devices and associated applications, computer accessories, e-commerce technologies, and software.

Mr. Maune was selected as SuperLawyer’s Rising Star in San Diego 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 and is dedicated to the pro bono representation of veterans.

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Ensenta, Inc. (acquired by Private Equity fund)

After linking Ensenta’s core technology innovations to its target market space, Fountainhead successfully navigated Ensenta’s patents through the Patent Office to protect their innovations and markets. Over the years, Fountainhead worked with Ensenta to successfully fend off IP attacks from competitors. These efforts culminated in a successful exit when the company was sold to a private equity firm.

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Power Analog Microelectronics (acquired by Diodes Inc.)

Power Analog Microelectronics (PAM) was a multinational analog and mixed signal startup. Fountainhead’s expertise in analog, mixed signal, and global IP strategy helped PAM to build a comprehensive IP program to support their global marketing efforts, leading to a successful acquisition by Diodes Inc.

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Summit Microelectronics (acquired by Qualcomm Inc.)

Summit’s battery charging technology changed the world. When Summit invented a charging algorithm that reduced battery charge time by orders of magnitude (“TurboCharge”), they turned to Fountainhead to protect these vital IP assets. Knowing that companies around the world would stop at nothing to “design around” Summit’s innovations, Fountainhead worked with Summit engineers to craft numerous claim strategies to make their IP as impregnable as possible. Summit was later sold to Qualcomm for hundreds of millions of dollars based in large part on their IP portfolio, portions of which was later asserted against Apple.

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Software

SAP is a global leader in business process software. Since the seminal Supreme Court case of Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, which significantly raised the bar for patenting business process software patents, protecting these key IP assets has been no easy task. For almost two decades, Fountainhead Law has worked with SAP to lead the field in patenting business process software patents, having successfully obtained hundreds of valid and granted patents for SAP and other clients in this nuanced and challenging technology space.

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Wireless

When wireless titan Qualcomm launched its seminal patent lawsuit against Apple, from over 200,000 patents in their arsenal, they selected just 12 patents deemed capable of withstanding the rigors of Apple’s rigorous patent defenses. Fountainhead Law proudly prosecuted two (2) of the selected 12 Qualcomm patents, contributing to Qualcomm’s favorable settlement with Apple of this epic patent battle.

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Software Systems‚Äč

When Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, set out to transform Microsoft’s strategic vision, the legal team turned to Fountainhead’s broad range of expertise in software, hardware, AI, and other technologies to protect the new technology areas that Microsoft was venturing into. Fountainhead has helped Microsoft preserve the wealth of innovations along their technology roadmaps from software to AI and spanning both the analog and digital semiconductor worlds.