James Abe

Senior Attorney

Alston & Bird LLP

James Abe is a senior associate on Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Team.  He focuses his practice on patent, trade secret, and trademark disputes. He represents a wide range of cutting-edge technological companies through the full gamut of intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation in federal district court and at the ITC, post-grant Patent Office proceedings, and international patent litigation.  James is fluent in Japanese and counsels many Japanese companies about U.S. intellectual property law and regularly represents Japanese companies in court and before the USPTO.  James earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as a member of the San Diego Law Review and received the CALI award in Patent Law. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine.