Jim Ewing focuses his legal practice on intellectual property strategy, patent litigation and patent portfolio prosecution and management. Fields of technology in which he has direct and current experience include medical devices, electronic commerce, telecommunications and software technologies, carpet and textile products and equipment, and counseling and representation of technology-based start-up companies. Mr. Ewing is extensively involved in writing patents, prosecuting them, leveraging them, strategy, management and licensing in orthopedic implant structures and processes, surgical navigation systems, wound management products, information technology and wireless fields, including fiber optics, radio-frequency modulation and encoding, encryption, security and privacy-related systems and processes, wireless network systems and network theory.

Mr. Ewing was named to the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 and International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He was listed for Intellectual Property Law by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 and each of the 17 years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2015 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Patent Litigation and a 2013 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Trademark Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Ewing was listed as #1 in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was listed again in 2015 and each of the nine years immediately preceding in the area of Intellectual Property. Mr. Ewing was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Patent Prosecution in 2015 and the four years immediately preceding. He was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in 2016 and the five years immediately preceding and as a Top 2011 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Ewing was selected as a “Life Science Star” in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 editions of LMG Life Sciences. In 2017 and the five years immediately preceding, he was named a top patent practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. Mr. Ewing was recognized by Legal Media Group in its 2013 Guide to the World's Leading Patent Practitiioners. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Member

Federalist Society’s IP Subcommittee on Patents, Chair

Patent Bar of the United States, Member

Practicing Law Institute, Annual Program on Patent Litigation, Co-Chair

State Bar of Georgia, Member


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1981)
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., Aerospace Engineering (1973)
    with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • California (2012)
  • Georgia (1981)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1981)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (1981)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2007)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6494
f +1 404.541.3194

James L. Ewing IV

Experience Highlights

Multimillion dollar arbitration for a financial services corporation
Served as lead counsel and successfully defended a financial services corporation in a multimillion dollar arbitration concerning a dispute over an more
1-800-Flowers.com Inc. v. NCR Corp.
Represented 1-800-Flowers.com in matter where NCR asserted a patent infringement claim relating to e-commerce systems and web more
Patent litigation advice for international investment firm
Advised an international investment firm regarding cellular telephony litigation developments and predictions. more
Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Howmedica Inc.
Represented Smith & Nephew in several patent litigations in which our client asserted trauma orthopedic related patents against Stryker, which more