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James M. Bagarazzi


James M. Bagarazzi


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Preparing patent applications as well as applications to register trademarks and copyrights and guiding these applications through the relevant agencies of U.S. and international governments.
  • Handling contested administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including trademark opposition/cancellation cases, patent reexaminations and patent interferences.
  • Rendering opinions about the validity and infringement/non-infringement of patents.
  • Rendering trademark clearance opinions.
  • Resolving disputes involving domain names and other Internet-related issues.
  • Negotiating written agreements licensing patents, trademarks and copyrights, including those that arose from settlement of litigation.


  • Jim has practiced intellectual property law for over thirty years.
  • Jim is familiar with technologies such as medical treatment devices, atomic emission sources and related analytical instruments, optical instruments, automotive technology, piezoelectric sensors, industrial printing machinery, semiconductor manufacturing, textile machinery, agricultural machinery.
  • He served as an engineer testing steam generators for the Trident Nuclear Submarine power plant.
  • He clerked for a Federal Judge at the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., with a docket of patent infringement cases brought against the Federal Government.
  • Jim represented clients in Federal Courts in lawsuits involving utility patents, design patents, trademarks & copyrights, from pre-filing analysis and planning through petition before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Fairfield University (B.S., cum laude, Physics, 1973); George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors 1980).
  • Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Civic and Community Service: American Bar Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association (Former President).
  • Honors: AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Publications: Co-author, “Double Exposure Interferometry,” American Journal of Physics; Co-author, “Licensing Impact of Foreign Policy Motivated Retroactive Reexport Regulations,” Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law; Co-author, “Developments at the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology,” The Trademark Reporter.

CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.