Law Firm of Delphine James

Delphine M. James is experienced in providing counseling in all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

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Firm Overview

My practice has a solid technical and legal background with over 18 years experience.

The Law Firm is a minority women owned business. Currently, the law firm is certified by two organizations, the Houston Minority Business Council (HMBC) and the State HUB program. These certifications recognize the firm as a viable business in the State of Texas.

Example cases

Patent prosecution; trademark prosecution and trademark litigation.

Main Office

Main
2656 South Loop West
Suite 170
Houston  TX  77054

Phone
  • (713) 661-4144
Fax
  • (713)661-4145

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Depends on the referral.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, for copyright and trade mark.

Hourly Rates

$200

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My background as an Software Engineer influenced my decision.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I feel that clients should educate themselves on legal issues.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I normally do not review documents prepared by my clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I coach clients if it is something I feel they can handle.

Delphine James

Prior to founding the law firm, I worked for 13+ years as a Software Engineer and in Project Management for several major corporations including Loral Aerospace, UNISYS, AT&T and Tenneco. As a Software Engineer, I was instrumental in the forefront development of various technology systems currently in use today including:

* (1) 1-800 Call Processing,
* (2) initial Credit Card Authorization System for VISA and MASTERCARD,
* (3) UNISYS PC Communication Software,
* NASA's Mission Control and Space Station Communication Software.

Among my many clients, both entrepreneurs as well as corporations, the firm is equipped to handle all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Regarding Trade Secrets, the Law Firm audits the corporation, sets up appropriate security measures, and prepares and negotiates required confidentiality agreements. Regarding Trademarks, our firm handles trademark and trade dress availability searches, registrations of the marks, monitoring of the marks, handling of cancellation as well as opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Copyright Registrations, and will litigate all trademark infringement issues.

Within the area of Patent Law, the firm performs prior art searches and prepare patentability opinions for new inventions. Also, the firm will prepare and prosecute the inventions. More specifically, the firm specializes in Computer-related inventions, articles of manufacture and mechanical patent applications. The firm can prosecute your patent application nationally as well as support the prosecution of your application internationally. At times prior to introducing a product to market, an infringement analysis needs to be performed. The firm performs the search, analysis, and prepares the opinion. The firm provides counseling and support to help clients get their Products Commercialized.

Because of my recognized expertise in software engineering, I was brought in by Arnold & Associates to prepare several specialized software patent applications as well as a Patent Infringement Study on the Software Application. Also, Harrison & Egbert hired me to assist in the preparation of several Patent Software and Mechanical Patent Applications. Additionally, the Exxon Law Technology Department brought me in to prepare Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements to protect their Intellectual Property rights. In addition, I developed technical services contracts for independent contractors.

My Software Engineer and corporate experience gives me valuable inside knowledge which makes me a better lawyer.

My background and experience are my strengths. I have grown from a patent practitioner to a litigator.

Personal interests:

Spending time with my children.

License
  • Bar Number: 24010129
    Texas , 1999
Education
  • Grambling State University
    Bachelors of Arts , 1976
    Grambling, LA
    Computer Science
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    Masters of Science , 1980
    Chicago, IL
    Computer Science
  • South Texas College of Law
    J.D. , 1998
    Houston, TX
    Because of my academic record, I was nationally recognized by Who's Who Among American Law Students as well as the Super Achiever Award for Help Inc. (Supported by the YMCA).

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