Jonathan M. James - Perkins Coie LLP

Jonathan M. James

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 602-351-8440

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.

University of ArizonaBS Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Arizona State UniversityJ.D.
American Bar AssociationAmerican Intellectual Property Law AssociationIntellectual Property Owners' Association

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


Office Location

2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Phoenix Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Phoenix Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Phoenix Metro Area
Jonathan M. James has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Jonathan M. James has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Jonathan M. James has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

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