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I chair the Technology Transactions practice in Wilson Sonsini Goodirch & Rosati's Seattle and Austin offices. I advise clients on intellectual property issues and transactions involving the development, acquisition, use, or exploitation of technology. I represent companies at all stages of growth – from promising start-ups to industry-leading, multinational public companies – in an array of technology sectors, including cloud, mobile, software, software-as-a-service, hardware, video gaming, social networking, semiconductor, media, e-commerce, and alternative energy.

I structure, draft, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, including customer, distribution, licensing, research, development, manufacturing, supply, and marketing agreements. I counsel clients on a variety of intellectual property issues, including intellectual property portfolio strategy, open source compliance, standards body participation, and settlement of intellectual property litigation. I also advise clients on intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property purchases, divestitures, public offerings, and investments.

My experience includes:
• Customer and end user arrangements, including end user license agreements (EULAs), software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions, terms of use and privacy policies, and terms of purchase for hardware and other equipment.
• Distribution and sales channel relationships, including reseller agreements, original equipment and original device manufacturer agreements (OEM/ODM), and sales referral agreements.
• Manufacturing and supply chain arrangements, including contract manufacturing agreements.
• Open source matters, including compliance audits, analysis of third party audit reports, remediation of compliance errors, establishing internal policies, launching open source projects, and structuring open source or “dual licensed” business models.


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Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 40%
    18 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    18 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%
    18 years

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  • Daniel E Stevenson

    Besides his top-flight technical IP and licensing skills, Parag distinguishes himself as one of the best IP and licensing attorneys in the Pacific Northwest with his ability to understand the actual business needs of his clients. This helps him cut to the chase and efficiently secure the key legal points that his clients need.


    Daniel Stevenson Licensing Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Aaron Hendelman

    Parag is an exceptionally talented lawyer. He combines a deep knowledge of IP law and technology transactions with an ability to provide business-savvy, cost-efficient advice. His experience and commitment to client service set him apart. Parag would be my *go-to guy* for any technology or licensing deal that's mission-critical to my business.


    Aaron Hendelman Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

701 Fifth Avenue Suite 5100
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Certified Licensing ProfessionalLicensing Executives Society2008
Avvo Top Life Sciences/Biotechnology LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
"Rising Star"N/A2007
"Rising Star"N/A2006
"Rising Star"N/A2005
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati2007 - Present
AssociateWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati1999 - 2007
AssociateFoster Pepper PLLC1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Practical Law CompanyAdvisory Board Member2012 - Present
Washington Journal of Law, Technology, and the ArtsEditorial Board Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sun Microsystems, Inc. acquisition of Storage Technology Corporation ($4.1 billion)N/A
Licensing of Technology under Microsoft's Intellectual Ventures ProgramN/A
Tencent and Activision Blizzard Announce Strategic Relationship to Bring "Call of Duty Online" to ChinaN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Startpad CountdownChallenges in Forming a New Venture2008
Washington State University Research FoundationTop Traps for Entrepreneurs2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of WashingtonElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1994
University of WashingtonPublic PolicyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The 8th Annual Intellectual Property Licensing SeminarNegotiating IP Representations, Warranties, and Indemnifications2012
Legal Issues in Software DevelopmentDrafting Workshop: Constructing Effective Software Licensing and Transfer Agreements2010
The Insider's Guide to Law Firm RecruitingLaw Firm Recruiting2009
Technology Management MBA ProgramChallenges in Forming a Venture2009
Executive Vendor SummitLife Without Lawyers; Legal Q&A for the Hospitality Industry2009
Executive Vendor SummitSurvival Guides: Partnering in the Hospitality Industry2009
Austrade/Microsoft Tech MissionIntellectual Property - How to protect your IP in the USA2009
UW Certificate Program on Intellectual Property ManagementChallenges with Forming a New Venture2008
UW Business Plan Competition Resource NightLegal Essentials for Startups2008
TAPPI International Bioenergy & Bioproducts ConferenceLegal and Financial Issues in Commercializing Woody Biomass-Based Biofuels2008
Countdown SeriesChallenges with Forming a New Venture2008
UW Technology Management MBA ProgramLegal Issues for Entrepreneurs2007
Seattle Chapter Speaker SeriesThe Licensing & Transfer of IP to Build a Technology Start-Up2007
Legal Essentials for EntrepreneursLegal Essentials for Entrepreneurs2007
Executive MBA Alumni ProgramReality Entrepreneurship - The Legal Side2007
Entrepreneurship and Technology TransferTop Traps for Entrepreneurs2007
Certificate Program on Intellectual Property ManagementChallenges with Forming a New Venture2007
"Thinking Through Your Legal Issues" Resource NightLegal Essential for Start-Ups2007
Essentials of Technology CommercializationExploiting Your Technology2006
Essentials of Technology CommercializationDistributing Your Technology2006
Corporate Law for Intellectual Property LawyersIntellectual Property in M&A Transactions2006
Licensing Essentials for Business & Technology LawyersCo-Development Agreements2004