James applies his experience with computer and electronic engineering, including software and computer/electrical hardware and signal processing, to matters related to patent prosecution and patent litigation. He is also a founding member of the firm’s Internet Safety and Data Security practice group, where he works on matters concerning cyber-torts and digital crimes. James also has over 10 years of experience analyzing patent portfolios for infringement and validity, risk assessment, search and strategic acquisition, and patent landscape mapping. He has worked closely with product developers to identify and implement patent design-around technologies.

James has a teaching background in electrical and computer engineering. His research has focused on circuit theory, signal processing, instrumentation, embedded systems design, microcomputer architecture, cyber security and technical policy, where he has assisted on policy matters at the state and federal levels. He has coauthored several journal papers and has received recognition for developing landmine detection technologies that save an average of one life every two to three days.

James is an adjunct professor at University of Missouri - Kansas City and Washburn University.

Publications

Andrew C. Cooper & James B. Devaney, How Deep Does This Rabbit Hole Go? What We Learned About Patent-Eligibility From Alice in 2014, Bloomberg BNA, February 6, 2015.

J. Stanley, K. C. Ho, P. D. Gader, J. N. Wilson, and J. Devaney, EMI and GPR algorithm advancements for wand unit landmine detection operating in discrimination mode, J. Circuits, Systems Signal Processing, vol. 26, pp. 165-191, Feb. 2007.

J. Stanley, K. C. Ho, P. D. Gader, J. N. Wilson and J. Devaney,  EMI and GPR algorithm advancements for wand unit landmine detection operating in discrimination mode, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing. Dec. 2005.

Stanley, Ronald J., Dominic K. Ho, Paul D. Gader, Joseph N. Wilson, James B. Devaney, Advances In EMI And GPR Algorithms In Discrimination Mode Processing For Handheld Landmine Detectors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5415, pp 874-882. Sep. 2004.

Ho, K.C., P.D. Gader, and J. Devaney, Locate Mode Processing for Handheld Landmine Detection, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4742, pp 356-366. Apr. 2002.