James Maccoun is a patent counsel at Google’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, engaging in strategic patent licensing and patent strategy. Previously, he was a patent counsel at Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Palo Alto headquarters. Before HP, he was a patent counsel for Motorola’s Beijing office, where he was the lead attorney for IP matters in Greater China.
Google was in the top five US patent recipients in 2016 – while Mr Maccoun was with HP and Motorola, both achieved the same distinction.
Mr Maccoun started practising law with Lee and Li, a leading international commercial law firm headquartered in Taipei. He is a member of the California State Bar and a registered patent attorney. He is fluent in Mandarin and speaks elementary Korean. His first exposure to Chinese law was in 1984 on a law study programme at Peking University and Fudan University.
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