Jim Hannon

Attorney

hannonj@ballardspahr.com
Tel 678.420.9360
Fax 678.420.9301
Atlanta

Jim Hannon is a registered patent attorney who practices in the areas of patent prosecution and counseling, IP evaluation, licensing and litigation.

Jim has obtained or assisted in the procurement and management of hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents, the majority of which are in the fields of: consumer products; manual and electric hand tools; aerospace and satellite systems; LED, OLED, and general lighting; wiring devices and systems; control systems; mass notification systems; oilfield drilling and services; financial services; computer software and systems; and communication technologies.

Jim also handles IP evaluations for financial services companies to assist in lending and M&A transactions. His work includes patentability searching, patent application preparation and prosecution, freedom to operate, infringement and invalidity analysis, patent reexaminations, patent portfolio management, and patent assertion and licensing for several Fortune 500 companies. He has also assisted numerous clients with acquisitions and divestitures related to intellectual property involving due diligence for intellectual property assets and information technologies, including open source-licensed software and significant patent and trademark portfolios.

Community Activities

Co-chair, Georgia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation’s Crystal Ball, 2010

Cherokee Town & Country Club Swim and Fitness Committee 2019-2020

West Paces Neighborhood Association 2016-2020 (Vice President – 2020)

University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)
Order of the Coif
Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession

Georgia State University (M.B.A, 1999)

Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1995)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Georgia