Shead, Jim

CommScope | Lead Counsel

Jim came on board at CommScope following the acquisition of ARRIS and Ruckus. At CommScope, Jim is responsible for providing legal support directly to the General Counsel and to all departments, primarily in the area of litigation support and management. Jim is involved in hiring and managing outside counsel, and oversees strategy and filings in a large docket of active litigations and patent office proceedings. Jim's practice also involves fielding indemnity and cooperation/investigation requests from customers, negotiating IP licenses, drafting/reviewing inter partes review petitions, advising transactional attorneys within CommScope on best practices related to avoiding undesired litigation outcomes, and crafting/executing settlement strategies at all stages of a conflict. Jim's responsibilities include managing a team of litigation support attorneys within CommScope. Jim participates in and supports the invention disclosure and patent prosecution efforts.

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