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James Michael Faier

Patent application Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Registered Patent Attorney

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Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    U.S. Registered Patent Attorney. Worked with inventors and companies to draft and prosecute to issue patents here and, through local associates, patents in other countries. Worked with Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) cases and Paris Convention cases.

    18 years, 50 cases

  2. Trademark application
    Trademark Clearance, Trademark Opinions, Trademark Prosecution in U.S.A. and over 85-countries.

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Trademark infringement
    USPTO Opposition practice; USPTO Cancellation practice; U.S. federal trademark infringement matters; U.S. federal counterfeiting matters.

    32 years, 25 cases

  4. Copyright application
    Prepared and prosecuted claims of copyright.

    32 years, 100 cases

  5. Patent infringement
    Counselled clients on patent infringement, represented clients in patent infringement matters, prepared cases, deposed witnesses, propounded discovery.

    32 years, 10 cases

  6. Intellectual property
    Counseled clients on miscellaneous hybrid IP problems.

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Copyright infringement
    Represented clients in copyright infringement matters.

    32 years, 5 cases

  8. Internet
    Counseled and represented clients on a variety of URL disputes and infringements over the Internet. This part of my practice typically involves trademark and copyright issues. I served on INTA's Internet Committee.

    27 years, 30 cases

  9. Licensing
    Represented clients in licensing issues.

    32 years, 30 cases

  10. International law
    Counseled clients on various international problems that are typically trademark, patent, or copyright problems.

    32 years, 1,000 cases

Licensed for 32 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1990
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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James Michael Faier
566 West Adams Street Suite 600
Chicago, IL, 60661-3632


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Posted by Yelizar Benyavskiy | April 10, 2014
Experienced patent attorney
My first appointment with Jim Faier was great, he is a really good person, it was really nice to sit down with him and listen to years of industry experience, I felt like I was sitting with an old friend. He provided a lot of knowledgeable examples and went really beyond to teach me about patents; he has really good stories and hypotheticals. I highly recommend Jim.
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Posted by Steven | March 26, 2014
Review of Mr. James Faier - Patent Attorney
Mr. Faier was very professional and has extensive knowledge in patent law. He was very helpful in obtaining the service marks for my company. He has exhibited through knowledge of current patent environment. I would highly recommend Mr. Faier for any patent related work.


  • Hourly Rates $ 295-395 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Faier & Faier P.C.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Faier & Faier
  • 1990 - 1996


  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 1990
  • Harvard University - J.F.K. Schoo of Government
  • Master of Public Policy
  • 1986
  • Pomona College (Claremont)
  • Bachelor of Airts
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Jimmy John's Enterprises v. Halsted Street Deli
  • Settled
  • Brent v. Chicago Apartments and Condos
  • Case dismissed
  • PortonPac Chemical Corporation v. Midlab, Inc.
  • Settled
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  • Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • International Trademark Association, Internet Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • European Communities Trade Mark Association On-line Journal
  • All U.S.A. Intent to Use and Non-U.S.A. Registration and Madrid Cases as Risk from Renewed Strict Reading of "Bonefide Intent to Use" Requirement
  • 2011
  • Illinois Lawyer Now Quarterly
  • Do Majority of Trademark Applications have "bona fide" flaw?
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Northwestern University Entrepreneur's Week
  • Intellectual Property Protection Today
  • 2011
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • 2010
  • Chitag
  • Babes in IP Land - Protection of Toys
  • 2010
  • Podcast with David Nostik
  • Intellectual Property Protection Today
  • 2010
  • Swiss - American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
  • New Swiss Intellectual Property Ordinance
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Trademark infringement Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Faier is a brilliant lawyer, very knowledgeable in the area of trademark infringement. I strongly endorse him."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Jim to be a highly effective, knowledgeable intellectual property lawyer. Almost more significantly, I know him to possess integrity and approach matters with efficiency and in the best long-term interests of his clients."
Patent application Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jim on several legal matters, and have experienced firsthand his exemplary knowledge, passion and drive. Jim is definitely a lawyer to recommend for your intellectual property needs."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim going back to his student days at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is brilliant, passionate and caring about his work. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
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