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About Jim W. Ko

Jim focuses his practice on providing counsel for all the ways that intellectual property and artificial intelligence issues can and will impact your business, in the following primary areas:

1. providing IP and AI audits for your business, assessing areas of potential improvement for your policies, procedures, and contracting on these issues;
2. developing your comprehensive IP protection and AI implementation strategies; and
3. representing you in your noncompete and trade secret misappropriation disputes centered on IP and AI issues.


Before joining the firm, Jim opened one of the first practices in the U.S. focused on substantive artificial intelligence law. Jim continues to write one of the first legal blogs focused on artificial intelligence issues.


Prior to that, Jim managed The Sedona Conference’s Working Groups 9 and 10 on Patent Litigation and Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets for nine years, managing the drafting of consensus, non-partisan commentaries providing guidance of immediate, practical benefit to the bench and bar, with teams drawn from leading judges, in-house counsel, and practitioners.


Jim also has a wide range of additional legal experiences, including serving as a patent litigation associate with a former AmLaw100 firm in D.C., as sole in-house counsel for a multinational technology company headquartered in Taiwan and with offices in the U.S. and the Netherlands, and as co-founder and general counsel for a startup company.


Jim is a board member of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, an intensive, five-day workshop that provides practical hands-on training for trial lawyers, culminating in a half-day mock trial with live jurors and judges in a Maricopa County Superior Court courtroom. Jim is also a board advisor for Artificial Intelligence Venture Network, a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to realizing the promise of artificial intelligence in business and society.

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