James Michels
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
401 Commerce St #800
Nashville, TN 37219
Work Phone: (615)782-2234
Fax Phone: (615)782-2371
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I am a patent litigator based in Nashville, Tennessee. I have litigated patent cases covering a broad range of technologies in multiple federal courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Wisconsin, and all of the district courts in Tennessee. In 2012, I lead a team that filed the first six patent infringement cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee since its selection for the Patent Pilot Program. I also have extensive experience litigating intellectual property disputes involving trademarks and copyrights. In addition to my litigation practice, I help clients with the selection, registration, and protection of trademarks. I also advise clients on copyright and domain name issues. Recently, I co-founded the Trademarkology blog ( to provide insight on trademarks and branding issues. You can "like" Trademarkology on Facebook and follow it on Twitter @Trademarkology.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Vanderbilt Law School
Year Licensed: 2001
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2001
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, Intellectual Property Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Business Law, Intellectual Property Law