Jordan Intellectual Property Law, LLC

Property Firm

James Prizant

Washington, DC
Phone: 202.683.9317
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James Prizant is experienced in both the public and private sectors of intellectual property law, having previously worked both as a patent examiner and as counsel to large intellectual property law firms in Washington, D.C. and New York City. His early experience as a patent examiner provided him with an insider's appreciation for the workings and procedures of the Patent Office, a complex and often daunting bureaucracy.  Mr. Prizant has deep experience with every step of patent procurement and, more broadly, the development of patent portfolios for clients of every size and in every circumstance, both in the United States and internationally.

Mr. Prizant takes a comprehensive approach to the development and use of intellectual property.  In addition to working with inventors to protect their technology, Mr. Prizant counsels clients on the best methods for exploiting their intellectual property, with an eye towards enhancing each client’s competitive posture in the marketplace.  Mr. Prizant also advises and educates his clients on the scope and possible uses of the intellectual property rights held by others, and has worked closely with corporate counsel and senior management on the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios both large and small.  His skills have been applied across a broad range of technologies, including medical devices, electrophotographic machines, semiconductor fabrication and packaging,  automotive equipment, manufacturing processes and systems, engines, aircraft, navigation systems, exercise equipment, magnetic resonance imaging, food packaging, specialized materials, and industrial designs.

Prior to entering the field, Mr. Prizant worked in several industrial and academic laboratories on industry and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‑funded projects.  Mr. Prizant helped co‑found an internet startup and has written on a broad range of general interest topics. 


  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1989
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • Mr. Prizant has long extended his education with additional coursework, including over a dozen courses in electrical engineering.  Mr. Prizant was one of the pioneer participants in the MIT Open Courseware initiative.

Selected Representations 

  • Helped one of the world's largest medical device companies place its patent department on a sound footing.
  • Successfully recovered lost patent rights from the Patent Office and enabled their use to successfully end a major litigation.
  • Helped shepherd the transfer of very large patent estates in corporate merger and acquisition deals.
  • Worked with prominent industrial design teams and counsel to protect their inventive designs.
  • Saved his clients money by counseling them on when and how best to spend money on patents and patent lawyers – and when not to. 


  • New York State
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006 | Phone: 202.683.9317