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Jonathan M. James

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Perkins Coie LLP

Jon James is a partner in the firm's Phoenix office. His practice focuses on Patent, Intellectual Property and other commercial litigation for technology companies. He has represented clients, including Intel and HTC, in patent cases throughout the United States. In addition, he frequently counsels clients about patent enforcement and licensing issues and has extensive experience advising clients about negotiating with and litigating against "non-practicing entities." Jon also frequently advises clients about patent law and policy issues and has co-authored amicus briefs in a number of important patent cases. He has also litigated a number of cases involving intellectual property-related antitrust issues and regularly advises clients about such issues.

Jon also assists U.S. technology companies in intellectual property infringement and licensing/unfair competition litigation matters in China. Through this experience, he has gained considerable experience and knowledge about China's intellectual property, licensing and competition laws and about civil litigation in the Chinese courts. He has worked closely with Chinese counsel in these matters and travels to China frequently.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona


  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013

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2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788
Phone: 602-351-8440
Firm Phone: 602-351-8000

Practice Areas

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Lawyer of the Year


  • University of Arizona (BS)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Arizona State University (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association — Member
  • Intellectual Property Owners' Association — Member