James Rha advises foreign and domestic clients on obtaining patent protection, with an emphasis on patent procurement and related counseling. James has significant experience in all aspects of patent prosecution, from drafting applications to appealing cases before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). James helps clients of all sizes, ranging from startups and universities to Fortune 500 companies, in obtaining patent protection for their inventions.

Prior to joining BoMc, James was an attorney at a nationally recognized intellectual property boutique in the greater Atlanta area.


  • Assisted a world-leading power electronics consortium in developing its foreign and domestic patent portfolio, resulting in numerous allowances and license grants to industry corporations.
  • Provided guidance to a multinational corporation to better coordinate simultaneous prosecution in multiple countries.
  • Provided guidance to a food safety compliance startup company in reframing patent prosecution strategy to help expand its domestic and foreign patent portfolio.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering, with honors, 2015