Jim Kulbaski Recognized as ‘IP Star’ by Managing IP MagazineMay 28, 2020
It just keeps getting brighter here at Xsensus! Jim Kulbaski, one of our founding members, was recognized for his excellent client work and extensive IP […]
James (Jim) Kulbaski is an electrical and mechanical patent prosecution, trademark and copyright attorney. Mr. Kulbaski’s experience encompasses all aspects of patent law including obtaining, managing, licensing and enforcing patents.
Mr. Kulbaski has 30 years of experience in the patent field, most recently serving as a partner in another IP law firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group. Prior to that he was a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Examiner in the computer arts.
As part of the founding team at Xsensus, Mr. Kulbaski adds substantial value to the firm with his specific experience in:
Communications technologies, including:
Medicals devices, spanning the areas of:
Mr. Kulbaski has extensive expertise in:
From 2009 – 2011, he served as Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Standards Setting Committee where he was able to employ his widespread experience by addressing issues concerning patent standards and patent pools.
Mr. Kulbaski was tapped to be a panelist at the 2002 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearings on the topic of “Patent Pools and Cross-Licensing: When Do They Promote or Harm Competition?” Additionally, Mr. Kulbaski was able to present comments at the FTC’s hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property regarding patent pools and standards.
The same year, Mr. Kulbaski was retained to assist nine settling states in their ongoing review of Microsoft’s compliance with a consent decree that settled the Microsoft antitrust litigation. His main role was to address the licensing of Microsoft’s communication protocols, an essential part of the final judgment, and he continues to monitor Microsoft’s compliance with the consent decree.
Mr. Kulbaski lectured from 1999-2004 for an international intellectual property program offered at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He also lectured to intellectual property organizations and various bar associations on the topic of patent pools and standards.
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