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Alumnus/Trustee Jim Coles Switches Indianapolis Law Firms

April 2, 2014

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Respected IP Attorney: James Coles, Sr., has nearly four decades of experience across a wide spectrum of intellectual property and technology issues. He is a 1969 electrical engineering alumnus and a member of Rose-Hulman’s Board of Trustees. (Photo courtesy of Densborn Blachly LLP)

Respected intellectual property attorney James A. Coles, Sr., a 1969 electrical engineering alumnus, has joined the Indianapolis-based Densborn Blachly LLP law firm. He is a Rose-Hulman trustee and received the institute’s Honor Alumni Award in 2003.

Coles will continue to focus on helping clients with intellectual property transactions, assisting in resolving disputes involving technology and intellectual property. He also provides executive-level counseling and advice for a variety of intellectual property issues.

“I look forward to leveraging my 38 years of experience to give assistance and advice to clients on intellectual property issues,” says Coles in a Densborn Blachly news release. “I will help them assess their protectable assets, develop a long-range strategy for protecting, maintaining, and enforcing their intellectual property, and help them implement that strategy.”

Coles has represented local, national, and international businesses in intellectual property and technology issues. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Previously, he led the intellectual property practices at Taft Stettinius Hollister and Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis.

“We are honored that Jim Coles has agreed to join our firm and guide our efforts in the area of intellectual property law, including strategy,” says David Blachly in the news release. “We have worked with Jim for many years and know he will bring outstanding scope and depth to the intellectual property needs and opportunities of our clients.”

A frequent speaker on a variety of intellectual property and technology legal issues, Coles is currently an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, where he teaches intellectual property transactions. He has been a guest lecturer at Rose-Hulman and other Indiana colleges.

Coles also founded Access Technology Across Indiana (ATAIN), a consortium of Indiana research institutions.

Founded in 2013, Densborn Blachly is a nine-attorney firm that focuses on corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions and litigation from offices on the northside of Indianapolis.