Jim E. Bullock

 

Jim is the pioneering attorney of our Dallas office and holds over 20 years’ experience solving business and legal issues.  Having served as in-house counsel for Computer Sciences Corporation and Sun Microsystems, and general counsel/vice-president of operations for etalk Corporation, Jim knows that business needs to get done; he understands the balance business owners walk between the bottom line and the risks “out there.”  This “in-house mindset” goes with him, in his role as outside counsel, while he litigates business disputes and handles complex business issues for his clients (who range from technology companies and broadcasting companies to oil production companies and manufacturing companies), focusing on protecting his clients’ needs and advising them on sound business and legal practices.  In addition to representing his clients, Jim serves as a mediator for cases in North Texas.

 

Practice Areas

Business Law

Commercial & Fiduciary Litigation

Corporate Compliance

Intellectual Property

Mediation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity/Financing

Technology Transfers & Transactions

 

Education

University of North Texas (B.A., 1992 – History/Business)

Southern Methodist University Dedman College of Law (J.D., 1995)

Clerked for Justice Carolyn Wright, Texas’ Fifth District Court of Appeals (1995)

 

Admissions to the Bar

Supreme Court of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

(previously, pro hac vice, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of New York and the Eastern District of Virginia and the state courts of New Mexico)

 

Professional Affiliations / Community Involvement

Jim serves on the board of trustees for Montessori: New Beginnings Academy in Plano, Texas, is a member of the Rotary Club of Frisco (a Rotary International club), and is a guest lecturer at SMU’s Cox School of Business, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship; he also serves on the faculty of the Sigma Chi International Balfour Leadership Training Workshop.  In his spare time, he coaches his son’s soccer team, is the bane of the undead in “Plants vs. Zombies,” and roots for his beloved Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, F.C. Dallas and Manchester United.  While he was in-house counsel, Jim was inducted into Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Kipling’s Who’s Who in Leading Business Professionals.

 

Publications:

 

The IP Licensing Lawyer’s Job: A Survival Guide, ABA Publishing, 1st Ed., 2008

 

Intellectual Property Royalties chapter, Lawyers Guide to Formulas in Deal Documents and SEC Filings, Law Journal Press, 1st Ed. 2008

 

“Intellectual Property Protections in China,” Docket of the American Corporate Counsel Association, November 2000

 

“Passing it on: Five basic issues in technology licensing”, Business Law Today, July/August 2003

 

“The License Grant: Determining what you really need or want”, American Conference Institute’s Software License Agreements, October 2003 & June 2004

 

“What Do You Need In Your Software License Grant?”, American Conference Institute’s Software License Agreements, October 2004

 

Co-Author, “On My Mind: What’s Wrong With The ‘I Paid For It, I Own It’ Strategy”, Docket of the American Corporate Counsel Association, May 2005

 

“Dances with [Were]wolves: Software Licensing Tidbits for ‘Non-Lawyers’”, American Conference Institute’s Optimizing Software License Agreements, October 2006

 

“Understanding Your Corporate Client”, Headnotes (Journal of the Dallas Bar Association), June 2008

 

Speaking Engagements:

 

“Licensing Intellectual Property Overseas: China”, University of Houston’s 15th Annual Computer and Information Law Institute, September 2001

 

“The License Grant: Determining what you really need or want”, American Conference Institute’s Software License Agreements, October 2003

 

“The License Grant: Getting what you really want”, American Conference Institute’s Software License Agreements, June 2004

 

“What Do You Need In Your Software License Grant?”, American Conference Institute’s Software License Agreements, October 2004

 

“Software Licensing Boot Camp: Basic Training for the Non-Lawyer Contract Professional”, American Conference Institute’s Optimizing Software License Agreements, October 2006

 

“Software Licensing Boot Camp: Basic Training for the Non-Lawyer Contract Professional” and “Avoiding Software License Disputes”, American Conference Institute’s 13th Annual Practical and Tactical Art of the Deal in Software Licensing Agreements, October 2007

 

“IP Issues”, American Conference Institute’s Managing Complex Litigation, February 2008

 

“Balancing Competing Interests”, American Conference Institute’s Technology Licensing Agreements, April 2008

 

“Structuring Software and Technology Reseller and Distributor Agreements: Guide for Corporate and Technology Counsel for Drafting and Negotiating Contracts”, Strafford Publications, Inc., webinar, September 2013

 

 

 

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