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Languages spoken: Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 40%
    6 years
  2. Licensing: 30%
    17 years, 300 cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%
    12 years, 100 cases

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    I have had the pleasure of engaging with Curtis both as part of a team of attorneys I managed but also as a client of Curtis after he started his firm. Curtis has impeccable legal skills and judgment. His attention to detail, and his extensive experience, delivers work that is consistently of the highest quality. I would not hesitate to call on Curtis, not only as a valuable legal resource, but also as a valuable business partner.


    Rondal Moore Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked at Microsoft along side Curtis for several years and found Curtis to be an excellent counsel, with vast knowledge aobut intellectual property, standards and international law. He has a unique set of experience and will give candid, pragmatic and executable advice to his clients. I endorse him without reservations.


    Louis Carbonneau Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Innova Legal Group, PLLC

P.O. Box 2219
Kirkland, WA, 98083-2219


NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Summa cum laudeUniversity of Minnesota1980
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Association1979
Distinguished Attorney peer review rating (current)Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Faculty, IP Law Graduate Program (Licensing, Standards)University Of Washington School Of Law2013 - Present
Founder and PrincipalInnova Legal Group, PLLC2008 - Present
Legal Mentor, Entrepreneurship ClinicSeattle University School of Law2006 - 2008
Senior AttorneyMicrosoft Corporation2003 - 2008
AttorneyMicrosoft Corporation1993 - 2003
PrincipalLaw Office of Curtis Hom1991 - 1993
Legal Counsel and Sr. Legislative AssistantUnited States Senator Slade Gorton1991 - 1993
AssociateBogle & Gates1986 - 1989
Foreign Legal InternBaker & McKenzie1985 - 1985
Foreign AdvisorBeijing Foreign Economic Law Firm1984 - 1985
Foreign Lecturer in LawPeking University (Beijing PRC)1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
American National Standards Institute (ANSI), IPR Policy CommitteeAlternate Corporate Representative (Microsoft)2006 - 2008
Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Standardization Policy CommitteeAlternate Corporate Representative (Microsoft)2006 - 2008
American Pacific American Institute for Congressional StudiesBoard of Directors2004 - Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember (Solo/Small Firm Committee Co-Chair, 2012-present)2001 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1983
University of MinnesotaEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1980
Peking University Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual National Conference (NAPABA)Marijuana Business Law: Politics, Policy & Practice (Greenfield Opportunities: Legal & Ethical Issues in Advising Cannabis-related Businesses) - Moderator2013
2013 High Technology Protection Summit (Center for Advanced Studies & Research on IP)Standards Setting Organizations, IPR Policies, Standards Essential Patents and Hold-Up2013
Technology and Innovation Management for Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (Guest Lecturer)Patent Importance and Value in a Changing Technology Industry2012
Multi-Discipline Management of Technology Program (Guest Lecturer)Legal Strategy for Technology Transfer and Licensing2012
International Conference on Commercializing Medical Device Technology (Taiwan)Legal Strategy for Technology Agreements2012
Multi-Discipline Management of Technology Program (Guest Lecturer)Software Licensing and Web Services Agreements; Technology Convergence, Interoperability Standards and Patent Strategy2011
Presidential and Key Executive Business Program (Guest Lecturer)Looming Standards Storms: Are You Ready?2010
Multi-Discipline Management of Technology Program (Guest Lecturer)Technology Convergence, Interoperability Standards and IP Strategy2010
Advanced Intellectual Property Law Class (Guest Lecturer)Interoperatbility, IT Standards and IP Licensing2010
National Mid-Winter Meeting (AIPLA)Standardization Issues in the PRC: Fostering Indigenous Innovation2008
Licensing Essentials (Washington State Bar Association CLE)Standards, Intellectual Property and Patent Ambush2008
Annual National Conference (NAPABA)Patents as Corporate Assets: Which Way is the Wind Blowing?2008
CLE Expo 2007 (MCCA)Developing Talented Lawyers: Who is Focused on Your Long Term Interests?2007
Protecting Your Intellectual Property in China and the Global Marketplace (USPTO)Cutting Edge IP Issues in China: Standardization, Interoperability and Innovation2006
National Annual Conference (NAPABA)In-House Counsel Career Development2006
Minority Counsel Program (American Bar Association)Career Development for Diversity Attorneys2006
International Conference on Challenging Issues of International Intellectual Property Rights (in Taiwan)International Intellectual Property Rights and Standards2006
Intellectual Property and Technology Standards Summit Conference (PRC Ministry of Information Industry)Innovation, Interoperability and Standardization2006
National Annual Conference (NAPABA)How to Bullet-Proof Your Client Relations2005