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James Conte


Phone: 312-427-1300 | Fax: 312-427-6663

James Conte is an attorney in the Chicago Office of Ladas & Parry.

He focuses his practice on patent and trademark protection and related litigation.

Mr. Conte develops and implements global brand and technology protection strategies as well as prepares and prosecutes trademark and patent applications in the field of housewares, data systems, system controls, system analytics, informatics, composition for treatments of vascular diseases, membranes, micro-fracture device, hip recovery device, structures affecting high speed data transmission, metallurgical coatings, machinery and machine parts.

His practice also includes the preparation of licenses and agreements such as joint development & joint marketing agreements, supply, distributorship and purchase agreements as well as agreements for non-compete and confidentiality. James also writes opinions with regards to patentability, preparing clearance and the freedom to operate.

In litigation matters, James has handled all phases of litigation including pretrial motion practice, dispositive motions, interrogatories, documents requests depositions, exhibits, witnesses and testimony for trial. Mr. Conte has also handled appeals to the Federal Circuit and state appellate courts.

James received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and was a law clerk for the US Attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. James is currently active in the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago where he serves as the litigation and Judicial Committee chair.

Prior to joining Ladas & Parry LLP, James worked as an Intellectual property attorney at Husch Blackwell.

In his spare time, James serves as a board member for Glencoe Youth Services and Chicago UCLA Alumni.


University of Illinois (B.S. 1987)
UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1992)


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney

Key Industries
  • Data and Information Systems
  • Informatics
  • Control Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • Consumer Products
  • Mechanical Devices
Associations & Organizations

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago