James V. Fazio, III
Phone: (858) 792-3446
Fax: (858) 408-4422
James V. Fazio, III, Esq., focuses on intellectual property and business litigation. He represents public and private companies in a wide variety of disputes, including those involving patent and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, false advertising and various business tort claims. James has more than twenty years of litigation experience and was selected by his peers as one of the top ten intellectual property litigators in San Diego in 2010, 2011, and 2014 by the San Diego Daily Transcript.
James has represented clients in a broad variety of technologies, including telecommunications, computer hardware and software, database management, semiconductors and chip design, medical devices and biometrics, business methods and e-commerce, and wireless technologies, among others. James is also experienced in defending major companies against large class action lawsuits, including those alleging securities fraud and false advertising, stockholder derivative suits, and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
James is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California. While a federal prosecutor, James tried nearly a dozen federal jury cases to verdict and argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before co-founding San Diego IP Law Group LLP, James worked in private practice with several major global and regional law firms.
James received a B.A. in economics from Colgate University, a Master’s degree in health law from the University of California at San Diego, and his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a member and editor of the Syracuse Law Review. James is active in the community and has served on the Board of Trustees of several non-profit organizations. James is a Barrister in the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court and is the former Chairman of the Alumni Program for Colgate University.
James has lectured and written extensively on various legal topics and has authored or co-authored over a dozen legal articles in various publications, including IP Today, The Recorder, The FBA Newsletter, The Federal Lawyer, California Lawyer, The San Diego Daily Transcript, and The National Law Journal.
James is admitted to practice in the State of California, all federal courts in California, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Obtained a seven-figure settlement for an entertainment company client in a complex case involving computer hacking and related claims on the eve of trial
- Obtained numerous lucrative settlements for a public company client in several multi-patent infringement actions involving multi-modal biometric technology
- Obtained a lucrative settlement for an e-commerce and risk management client in a complex case involving theft of computer code and unfair competition after taking over the case from prior counsel
- Won monetary sanctions against opposing counsel in a four-patent infringement case involving copy prevention technology, prompting an immediate and extremely-favorable settlement for our client
- Successfully negotiated the dismissal of a breach of contract case for a global internet security company client shortly after filing a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff
- Successfully defended an international shoe and apparel company in a trademark infringement action and reached a settlement that did not require payment of any monies to the plaintiff
- Successfully defended an international solar tubing business in a bet-the-company lawsuit, obtaining a dismissal of the case less than four months after filing
- Won a motion to sever and transfer a patent case for a global travel, real estate and hospitality company, resulting in a prompt and highly-favorable settlement
- Successfully defended several public computer companies in securities fraud class action lawsuits and parallel investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, obtaining dismissals of the district court cases and no-action letters from the SEC