James J. Barta, Jr. is a registered U.S. patent attorney with degrees and work experience in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. His practice focuses on managing patent portfolios, primarily for Fortune 500 corporations. This includes providing patentability and patent landscape analyses, preparing and filing patent applications, worldwide prosecution of patent applications, and more.
Jim’s experience includes a wide array of technology involving software, operating systems, networking, and hardware. More specifically, he has worked with inventors on mobile device software and hardware, gaming, image processing, process controls, computer resource management, biomedical devices, and advanced research topics.
Before Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C., Jim was the Commercial Law Group Co-Chair for one of the nation’s largest minority and women-owned law firms. Prior to that, he ran a successful solo practice. As a software engineer at The Boeing Company, he was recognized for outstanding performance on his work in software for aircraft avionics systems and stationary flight simulators.
Jim has written and spoken on a variety of intellectual property topics, including but not limited to:
Mr. Barta earned his J.D. at the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was the Associate Editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. At Washington University in St. Louis, he earned an M.S. degree in Computer Science; a Graduate Certificate in Networking and Telecommunications; and B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Texas, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.