James R. Love is a partner in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution practice group. He regularly drafts and prosecutes patent applications for dozens of clients in many fields including computer software, telecommunications, networking, wireless technologies, semiconductors, encryption, medical devices, computer hardware, and device UI technologies.

Mr. Love also has experience preparing patentability and infringement opinions as well as drafting and prosecuting defense- and government-based applications. With degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, Mr. Love has the technical knowledge to understand the complex issues his clients encounter within their industries.

Mr. Love has handled a wide variety of cases for his clients, including obtaining patents for leading electrical and mechanical companies to protect core technologies for information and communications systems, as well as electronic devices and electric and architectural equipment. He also works with overseas clients, managing their U.S. patent portfolios, which include applications involving such issues as encryption, software interfaces, and network interoperability.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Love gained practical, hands-on industry experience through positions in the computer and technology fields. In addition, he worked in the office of the U.S. Attorney General of the District of Columbia.


  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary (J.D.)
  • Cedarville University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering, minor in Mathematics


  • Virginia
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Virginia


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Committee on Economics in the Profession (2009-2010)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)