James M. Hannon

James M. Hannon: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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With extensive experience in problem solving and machine design, Jim Hannon provides prosecution counseling and opinions for clients primarily in mechanical, electrical and software businesses. Jim counsels clients in a variety of industries on a range of technologies, including lighting, wiring devices, aerospace, oil and gas, financial services, computer software, consumer product design and computer hardware. Jim provides a full spectrum of services to meet his clients’ intellectual property needs, including counseling in regard to invalidity, non-infringement, freedom to operate and patentability, as well as providing patent portfolio planning and management. Jim also handles IP evaluations for mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, including conducting IP due diligence and drafting and negotiating contracts, assignments, licenses and IP-related sections of agreements.

Prior to his legal career, Jim was a plant engineer for a Fortune 500 food and chemical manufacturer. Jim is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Selected Experience

Provides patent prosecution and counseling services to a leading wire and cable manufacturer.
Advises a Fortune 50 healthcare corporation on intellectual property matters, including counseling, prosecution and portfolio management.
Provided patent prosecution, counseling and licensing advice to a leading payment processing service and technology provider.


In the News

Law360 Names Attorneys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1 (April 28, 2017)
Saren Goldner, James Hannon and Stacey McGavin Mohr are mentioned in this Law360 article for being elected to partner, effective January 1, 2017.

Sutherland Elects New Partners and Counsel (January 18, 2017)
Atlanta Patch
Atlanta Patch mentioned 12 Sutherland attorneys for their election to partners and counsel, effective January 1, 2017.

Press Releases

Sutherland Elects New Partners and Counsel (January 18, 2017)
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce the election of three new partners and nine new counsel, effective January 1, 2017. “Each of these attorneys provide excellent service to the ...

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Patents
  • Computers
  • Software & Electronics
  • IP Licensing & Transfers
  • Digital Economy
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.M.E.; Georgia State University, M.B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 2002, Georgia
Birth Information:
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Peer Reviews

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Atlanta, Georgia

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