Jim is skilled in trademark law, copyrights, trade secrets, software and technology development and distribution, e-commerce and all transactions involving intellectual property. He has negotiated and prepared licenses and other agreements dealing with a wide variety of goods and services. As counsel for both system providers and purchasers of hardware and software, Jim is experienced in the drafting of agreements for the creation, distribution and use of technology.
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Professional Associations & Memberships
Hennepin County Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.
Past Member, Board of Directors
Past Chair, Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet Law
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, 1980 J.D.
Honors: Moot Court Society
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 B.A.
Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet
Government Relations and Administrative Law Experience
Cosmetic Product Compliance Issues
Larkin Hoffman assists clients nationally and internationally in the area of cosmetic product compliance.
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) turned to Larkin Hoffman after the ISP had been the target of a penetration by a computer hacker who had gained access to the ISP’s internal domain structure and shared the information by posting it on the Internet and providing the information to a competing ISP.
Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet Experience
Technology Acquisition Transactions
Larkin Hoffman represents a national furniture retailer in its acquisition and licensing of SAP enterprise-wide technology.
Larkin Hoffman represents a multi-state automobile dealership company with showrooms, warehouses, and parts facilities in an enterprise-wide move from a centralized computer system to an ADP-based ASP model.
Larkin Hoffman leads all negotiations and drafted all agreements for an international provider of HVAC products in its launch of a new website, including all work related to creative, development, testing, and integration.
Social Media: Five Legal Hazards Marketers Need to Know
Jim Quinn discusses pitfalls of social media and ways marketers can protect themselves.
E-mails and Notice Provisions in Contracts
If a contract requires that notices be in writing and delivered in a specific manner that does not reference e-mail, a notice given by email will be insufficient.
Ownership of Websites
In a June 3, 2009, decision, the Indiana Supreme Court determined that a website designer who was engaged as an independent contractor was the owner of the website that the designer created.
Fantasy Football and Players' Rights of Publicity
A federal district court in Minnesota recently reaffirmed the holding of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals that the use of players' names, profiles, statistics, pictures, images and biographical information does not trespass on publicity rights when used in "Fantasy Football" games.
New York Bill Points to Acceptable Encryption Standards
Holders of personal data are often bewildered by which industry standards they should use as guides in developing the encryption technology and practices necessary to preserve the security of the information.
Quinn Discusses Safeguarding Creative Concepts in Twin Cities Business Magazine
Jim Quinn discusses how advertising agencies can protect their creative concepts when pitching to perspective clients.
A New Security Regime for Software that Processes Credit
For several years, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has been the organization that specifies procedures that merchants must follow to protect the security of customer credit card data. Separately, Visa has had a program known as the "Payment Application Best Practices" that imposed security standards on the actual computer software used to process credit card transactions. Vendors of such computer software were required to be validated under the Visa program. Effective January 1, 2009, the Visa program has been largely replaced by the "Payment Application Data Security
United States Accedes to the Madrid Protocol
Positive changes are in the works as the United States prepares to join the group of nations with a uniform system for the registration and maintenance of trademarks.
Quinn Discusses SOPA on WCCO Radio
Jim Quinn discusses the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on the Michele Tafoya Show on WCCO radio. The controversial legislation would allow the government to more strongly enforce online piracy and copyrighted intellectual property.
Four Larkin Hoffman Attorneys Included in 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
Four Larkin Hoffman attorneys were selected for inclusion in the July/August 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. ® Charles Modell and Joseph Fittante in the Franchise/Dealership area, James Quinn in Intellectual Property, and Kenneth Corey-Edstrom in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights area.
Quinn and Fleming Sourced for Comment on Hacking Allegations Against MPR
Larkin Hoffman attorneys James Quinn and Michael Fleming opine on the merits of a lawsuit filed against a reporter with Minnesota Public Radio by a Texas company for allegedly violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in an article on MinnPost.
Larkin Hoffman Congratulates 12 Attorneys as 2009 Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyers
Larkin Hoffman is pleased to announce that Dan Ballintine, Ken Corey-Edstrom, Peter Coyle, Joe Fittante, Chris Harristhal, Frank Harvey, Chuck Modell, Dayle Nolan, Jim Quinn, Tim Stoltman, James Susag and Gary Van Cleve have been named as Super Lawyers® by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.
Larkin Hoffman Ranked on Business Journal's Top 25 List for Intellectual Property Law Firms
Larkin Hoffman was ranked No. 18 among the top 25 law firms with intellectual property practices by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Larkin Hoffman Congratulates 13 Attorneys as 2008 Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyers
Thirteen Larkin Hoffman shareholders are added to the 2008 Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyers list.
Herrero & Associates Meet at Larkin Hoffman
Attorneys from one of Spain's largest Intellectual Property firms, Herrero & Associates, met with Larkin Hoffman's attorneys this past week.
Quinn Co-Presents Case Study at Harvard Business School
Jim Quinn will co-present a case study on a revolutionary piece of software to the Harvard Business School alongside Josh Manion, president of Ensighten.
Quinn Presents CLE on Data Privacy and Security
Jim Quinn will present "Your Client's Sensitive Data - What Happens When It Goes to a Business Partner or 'The Cloud'?" at the Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education course on Data Privacy & Security for In-House Counsel on January 21, 2011.
Larkin Hoffman Sponsors 2010 MIMA Summit
Larkin Hoffman is the platinum sponsor of the 2010 MIMA Summit, the premier interactive marketing event in the Midwest, attracting professionals from all disciplines of design, media, promotions, content development, product development, publishing, marketing, usability and experience design.
Larkin Hoffman Sponsors 2010 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute
Larkin Hoffman is proud to sponsor the 2010 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute on Sept. 23-24, 2010 at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center.
Larkin Hoffman Sponsors 2008 MIMA Summit
Learn more about interactive marketing and how to effectively implement it.
Harristhal and Quinn Present at 4th Annual MNACCA Event
Chris Harristhal and Jim Quinn will present at the Minnesota Association of Corporate Counsel 4th Annual Legal Sampler.
Larkin Hoffman Sponsors 2006 MIMA Summit
Larkin Hoffman Attorneys sponsored the 2006 Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) Summit