Law School/Year: J.D., Syracuse University, 1995
Other Graduate School/Year: M.S., University of California, San Diego, 2010
College/Year: B.A., Colgate University, 1991
California, Southern, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, Fed. Circuit
Business Litigation; Civil Litigation; Intellectual Property; Patent, Trademark & Copyright
DriveTime Car Sales Co. v. Autonation, AutoNation Holding Co. Inc. v. DriveTime Car Sales Co., trademark infringement cases involving state and federal-registered marks;
Diagnostic Sys. Corp. v. Quest Software, patent case involving database management software;
MediaTek Inc. v. Sanyo Gen. Elec. Co., patent case involving semiconductors used in DVRs, cell phones and other consumer electronics products;
Raindance Communications Inc. v. WebEx Communications Inc., WebEx Communications Inc. v. Raindance Communications, patent case involving web browsing software;
Ropak Packaging v. Plastican Inc., patent case involving rigid plastic shipping containers.
James V. Fazio, III focuses on intellectual property and complex civil litigation. He represents public and private companies alike in a wide variety of disputes, including those involving patent and trademark infringement, fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, false advertising and various business tort claims. Fazio has represented clients in the fields of telecommunications, injection molding, computer hardware and software, database management, semiconductors and integrated circuitry, medical devices, IT/eCommerce, Internet-based services and wireless Internet access.
Fazio also has experience 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.
California State Bar Executive Committee on Federal Courts; appointee, CJA Appellate Panel for the Southern District of California; barrister, J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court; member, MIT Enterprise Forum; member, Board of Trustees, Meals-on-Wheels; chairman, Alumni Admission Program, Colgate University; member, American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Business Trial Lawyers Association.