Carstens & Cahoon LLP
James R. Gourley practices primarily in the following areas:
Commercial Litigation, including Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Prosecution
Mr. Gourley has prosecuted and obtained patents for clients in a wide range of technology fields, including:
Oil and gas production
Mobile electronics accessories
Pumps and compressors
He has also applied for and obtained federally registered trademarks for clients in many different industries. Mr. Gourley understands that intellectual property rights are among a company’s most valuable assets, and he has been successful in helping companies build strong intellectual property portfolios. He has also negotiated a variety of intellectual property licensing, development, and employment agreements, and provided intellectual property due diligence advice with respect to corporate merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Gourley has represented individual artists and filmmakers as parties to copyright infringement lawsuits in federal court. He has also represented start-up internet companies with a wide variety of copyright, trademark, and patent issues. He has also helped clients enforce and defend patent, trademark, and other commercial rights in court, including recently serving as lead defense counsel in the first ever patent infringement lawsuit in the field of cannabis formulation.
Mr. Gourley earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Southern Methodist University in 2005. Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. His undergraduate education exposed him to a wide range of technical courses, including high level organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mechanics, electronics, and computer science, which gives him the unique ability to help companies protect technology in many different fields.
Mr. Gourley is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He currently serves on the Board of the Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, and he is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.