James L. Gannon, II
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7230
F: 215-772-7620


James L. Gannon II is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Business Departments, utilizing his expertise to secure registrations for patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and to assist clients in the monetization of their intellectual property through negotiation of licensing and other agreements.  Jim focuses his patent prosecution practice on the areas of biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical products.  Additionally, his work in the corporate arena includes drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts and acquisition documents, advising on corporate formation issues, and counseling clients with regard to various export control regulations and the potential sanctions related thereto.

Throughout his career, Jim has been heavily involved in Montgomery McCracken’s Life Sciences practice, most notably the firm’s defense of marquee pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers who were accused of off-label promotion and reimbursement fraud.  He has also assisted clients with internal investigations into employee conduct, to ensure that company policies were being followed and that reporting mechanisms were effectively identifying non-compliant practices.  As a result, Jim is well-versed in the provisions of the False Claims Act, the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Co-presenter, “The Edifice Complex-Protecting Your Buildings As Intellectual Property,” Montgomery McCracken’s 24th Annual “This Year in Nonprofit Law,” November 2014
  • Co-presenter, “The Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN),” The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Contract Law in the Electronic Age – The Business Lawyer’s Refresher Series,” April 2012

Academic Achievements

Jim received a J.D. from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2007 and a B.S. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003.