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James R. Bender

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Patterson + Sheridan LLP
300 N. Greene St., Suite 2050
Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone: 336-643-3065
Fax: 336-643-8994
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology Transactions
Attorney Profile

Attorney James R. Bender is an associate with Patterson + Sheridan law firm and works primarily out of the firm's law office in Greensboro, North Carolina. A former software engineer, Mr. Bender devotes his legal practice to helping clients in the computer technology industry and other sectors with acquiring and prosecuting their patents for their important ideas and inventions involving communications technologies, software and IT, electronics and semiconductors, internet technology, financial technology, and other fields.

Drawing from his engineering experience, Mr. Bender is able to better communicate with his clients regarding their complex technological issues, and he has gained extensive experience working on developing innovative technologies that include neuroscience-based educational software, fiber optics, automotive systems, computer software and hardware, and more. Along with helping his clients obtain their patents and other intellectual property protections, he has also achieved notable success helping his clients prosecute patent infringements as well as defending the rights and interests of those faced with such accusations.

At all turns, Mr. Bender provides highly personalized counsel to those he serves, and he fully understands the importance of maintaining strong IP portfolios and their ability to bolster a company's position within its industry. He views patents as a business tool, and he deftly handles all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution to give his clients a better chance of obtaining their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

A 2002 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer sciences, Mr. Bender obtained his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 2010. He is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Technology Transactions
Focus Areas



1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017

About James R. Bender

First Admitted: 2011, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2017 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • North Carolina State Bar

Educational Background

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences,University of California at Berkeley, 2002

Industry Groups

  • Automotive
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
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Office Location for James R. Bender

300 N. Greene St.
Suite 2050
Greensboro, NC 27406

Phone: 336-643-3065

Fax: 336-643-8994

Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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