Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Patent Attorney James M. McAleenan to Its Boston Intellectual Property & Technology Group

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James M. McAleenan Joins international law firm Greenberg Traurig

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added James M. McAleenan as of counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group in Boston.

A registered patent attorney and former U.S. Patent Examiner with more than 15 years of experience in patent and intellectual property (IP) law, McAleenan provides strategic patent portfolio development and IP services for diverse technology clients -- from multinational corporations and major research institutions to start-up companies. He routinely advises clients on all aspects of worldwide patent prosecution in the arts of mechanical, medical devices, electro-mechanical, physics and business methods. McAleenan also performs IP technology landscaping and patent due diligence related to venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing opportunities. He is experienced in preparing, reviewing and negotiating confidentiality, consulting and licensing agreements for worldwide contracts.

McAleenan has held in-house legal roles at significant U.S. and multinational companies, having served as Senior Patent Counsel and Senior Intellectual Property Attorney. Early in his career, he was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for over five years.

“Jim is a strategic addition to the firm’s IP Group in Boston. His focus on technology augments the work of our Boston patent attorneys, and his background as a former U.S. Patent Examiner will prove beneficial to clients. We welcome Jim to the Boston office, and we look forward to working with him,” said Terence P. McCourt, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection, enforcement, defense and strategic counseling in an array of industries and technologies – from biotechnology, business methods, electronics and e-commerce to consumer products, fashion and apparel, media and entertainment. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law and Information Technology Law and a “National Tier 2” Law Firm for Copyright Law, Patent Litigation and Technology Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2013.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office
Founded in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 60 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit

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