About

James David Busch

James David Busch is an experienced patent attorney and inventor with a proven record of creating valuable patent portfolios and creating value for clients. 

Mr. Busch has started several successful companies and has prosecuted his patent portfolios. One of Mr. Busch’s patent portfolios is recognized to be significant by the U.S. Patent Office and numerous large companies as evidenced by over 700 forward citations, and the issuance of 18 patents. That portfolio is now assigned to a large company. Another of Mr. Busch’s portfolios is directed to products produced by a manufacturing company that Mr. Busch founded.  As an inventor himself, Mr. Busch profoundly understands the effort and emotion that goes into each invention, and the perspective of an inventor during the licensing and enforcement process.

For more than a decade, Mr. Busch has also worked with Steven G. Lisa and Gerald Hosier, pioneers in the field of contingent fee patent enforcement and known for their work on the historic Lemelson Licensing Program. Working with co-counsel, Mr. Busch has helped clients obtain, manage, license, and enforce intellectual property rights involving cellular telephony, computer software, radio communications (including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other ISM radios), automotive, wireless communication, and many other technologies. During this time, hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries have been collected on behalf of clients. 

Some of the patent portfolios and related litigation that Mr. Busch has worked on include cases such as:

  • Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC v. CBS Corporation, No. 1:11-cv-07607

  • Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC v. New York Times Co., No. 1:10-cv-04387

  • Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC v. Nokia Corporation et al., No. 1:11-cv-04681

  • Washington Research Foundation v. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, et al., No. 2:11-cv-00651-RSM

  • Washington Research Foundation v. Silicon Laboratories Inc., et al., No. 2:10-cv-1050

  • Washington Research Foundation v. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., et al., Civil Action 06-1813

  • NeXedge, LLC v. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and Everspin Technologies, Inc., No. 2:11-cv-00319

Currently, The Law Offices of James David Busch, LLC, works with other distinguished patent professionals on a case-by-case basis. We create the right team for each client.

Mr. Busch graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University magna cum laudeOrder of the Coif, and earned a certificate in intellectual property law from the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology.  During law school, Mr. Busch worked as a patent agent, and conducted 13 bench trials and assisted with 15 jury trials as a Rule 38 Prosecutor in Scottsdale.  While studying electrical engineering as an undergraduate, Mr. Busch worked with experimental satellite propulsion, control, and communications systems before working with semiconductors in the medical device industry.

Education:

  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D. (2009), magna cum laudeOrder of the Coif;

  • Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, B.S. (2006) in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Electromagnetics, summa cum laude.

Admissions:

  • State of Illinois,

  • State of Arizona, and

  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Personal Background

Mr. Busch is the sole inventor of more than 23 issued patents and pending applications including:

  1. U.S. Patent 8,229,458 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine the name of a location visited by a user of a wireless device.

  2. U.S. Patent 8,364,171 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine the current popularity of physical business locations.

  3. U.S. Patent 8,437,776 (Google Patents) - Methods to determine the effectiveness of a physical advertisement relating to a physical business location.

  4. U.S. Patent 8,447,331 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to deliver digital location-based content to a visitor at a physical business location.

  5. U.S. Patent 8,515,459 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to provide a reminder relating to a physical business location of interest to a user when the user is near the physical business location.

  6. U.S. Patent 8,559,977 (Google Patents) - Confirming a venue of user location.

  7. U.S. Patent 8,566,236 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine the name of a business location visited by a user of a wireless device and process payments.

  8. U.S. Patent 8,626,194 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine the name of a business location visited by a user of a wireless device and provide suggested destinations.

  9. U.S. Patent 8,768,379 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to recommend businesses to a user of a wireless device based on a location history associated with the user.

  10. U.S. Patent 8,774,839 (Google Patents) - Confirming a venue of user location.

  11. U.S. Patent 8,892,126 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine the name of a physical business location visited by a user of a wireless device based on location information and the time of day.

  12. U.S. Patent 8,996,035 (Google Patents) - Mobile Advertisement with Social Component for Geo-Social Networking System.

  13. U.S. Patent 9,008,691 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to provide an advertisement relating to a recommended business to a user of a wireless device based on a location history of visited physical named locations associated with the user.

  14. U.S. Patent 9,076,165 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine the name of a physical business location visited by a user of a wireless device and verify the authenticity of reviews of the physical business location.

  15. U.S. Patent 9,277,366 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to determine a position within a physical location visited by a user of a wireless device using Bluetooth® transmitters configured to transmit identification numbers and transmitter identification data.

  16. U.S. Patent 9,521,524 (Google Patents) - Specific methods that improve the functionality of a location based service system by determining and verifying the branded name of an establishment visited by a user of a wireless device based on approximate geographic location coordinate data received by the system from the wireless device.

  17. U.S. Patent 9,639,858 (Google Patents) - Systems and methods to attribute real-world visits of physical business locations by a user of a wireless device to targeted digital content or publicly displayed physical content previously viewable by the user.

  18. U.S. Design Patent No. D674590 (Google Patents) - Pocket Key Organizer

  19. U.S. Design Patent No. D683951 (Google Patents) - Pocket Key Organizer

  20. U.S. Design Patent No. D714537 (Google Patents) - Pocket Key Organizer

  21. U.S. Design Patent No. D714539 (Google Patents) - Pocket Key Organizer

  22. U.S. Design Patent No. D730446 (Google Patents) - Folding Pen for a Pocket Key Organizer

  23. U.S. Design Patent No. D759755 (Google Patents) - Pocket Key Organizer

  24. U.S. Patent Publication No. 20180217429 (Google Patents) - Display Devices, Systems and Methods Capable of Single-Sided, Dual-Sided, and Transparent Mixed Reality Applications

In addition to working on and building his inventions and other products, Mr. Busch enjoys biking, sailing, and flying sailplanes and powered airplanes.