Jim Nelson
Principal
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner


Jim Nelson is a registered patent attorney, a senior Principal of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner and has over 36 years of experience in the intellectual property field. Dr. Nelson’s practice focuses on IP preparation and prosecution, counseling, opinions and adversarial practice in chemical, polymer, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device fields with an emphasis on counseling and IP work for start-up companies. Dr. Nelson handles generic and branded pharmaceutical and biotech IP and adversarial activities especially for Hatch-Waxman service including Paragraph IV opinions and detailed statements, litigation counseling, and associated FDA work.
Dr. Nelson has vast experience handling 
start-up company issues and IP portfolio development for the pharmaceutical, chemical, polymer, paint and biotechnology industries throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and India. He also handles complex infringement and validity opinions and litigation matters as well as such IP prosecution issues as reissue, post-grant proceedings and interference matters. Dr. Nelson has presented seminars on IP prosecution, opinion and litigation practice at pharmaceutical and chemical conferences and IP organizations and associations throughout the world. Dr. Nelson received his B.S. honors in chemistry, cum laude, University of Iowa, his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Iowa State University and his J.D. from Fordham University.