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Bradley, Jim E.
James E. Bradley
P: +1.713.221.3301
F: +1.713.222.3287

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Jim Bradley practices patent, trademark, copyright and general intellectual property law, with an emphasis in the area of mechanical devices.

He has experience in all phases of intellectual property law for clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. These areas include litigation matters as well as prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices. Mr. Bradley has personally prepared and successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications. His emphasis is on mechanical inventions, and his experience is in a variety of fields, including oilfield equipment, medical devices, manufacturing processes, and aerospace. He is involved frequently in infringement and validity analysis of patents and patent reexaminations, both for patent holders as well as those seeking to avoid infringement.

Mr. Bradley has been practicing intellectual property law in private practice for more than 39 years. 

Representative Matters

Represent several oil and gas equipment manufacturers in patent prosecution, infringement and validity advice, including Baker Hughes, Inc., General Electric Oil and Gas and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Publications and Speeches

“Innovators Take Note, ‘Imitation Two-Year Provisional’ Option Extended Through 2012,” Intellectual Property Today, April 2012.


J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1973
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1967

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas


State Bar of Texas
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association


Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Intellectual Property (IP): Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents, 2012-2015
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2004
Oklahoma Law Review, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating