James A. Gale focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property counseling and litigation. He is a registered patent attorney with over 33 years of experience and Martindale AV Preeminent© rated, Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar, an AAA Arbitrator and the former inaugural chair of the IP Board Certification Committee. Jim has represented clients in hundreds of cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, theft of trade secrets and internet disputes. He has appeared in over 400 federal cases in more than 48 Federal District and Circuit Courts, as well as handled hundreds of injunctions in over 35 different states around the nation.
Jim's work and work ethics have always told a lot about his character. In 1989 his story was featured in The American Lawyer. An accomplished intellectual property litigator, Jim’s client list includes national and international high-technology manufacturers, as well as traditional brick-and-mortar clients. He has served as appointed intellectual property counsel for insurance carriers and was recently awarded the title of Patent Law Lawyer of the Year in Miami for 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Best Lawyers in America®. Jim was also appointed to the 11th Circuit Jury Instruction Panel to assist in drafting jury instructions for the recently enacted Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. Jim is also an adjunct professor of trade secret and non-compete law at the University of Miami School of Law, and also was an adjunct professor of patent and trade secret law at Florida International School of Law.