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Greg Wesner focuses his practice on patent, trademark, and other intellectual property litigation and related counseling.  Greg’s patent litigation experience includes work with pharmaceuticals and medical devices, laser telemetry, wireless infrastructure technology, high-speed scanning radio technology, algorithms for video and image compression, as well as sports equipment and hand tool designs.  He also has substantial experience litigating trademark and Internet and technology law cases.  Greg was involved in the first lawsuit ever brought under the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), where his client defeated an effort to enjoin distribution of its file conversion software.  He also counsels clients in IP matters, including patent due diligence and freedom to operate, brand development and enforcement, and trade secrets protection.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%



Hourly ($525-635/hour), contingent (35-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

Lane Powell PC

1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101


DCActive 199607/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199403/31/2016
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2012
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2010
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2009
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2008
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyer Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2012 - Present
PartnerK & L Gates2005 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationSpecial Disciplinary CounselN/A
Experience Music ProjectPro Bono CounselN/A
Seattle Symphony OrchestraBoard Counse2003 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Law360Lane Powell Adds Frommer Lawrence IP Litigator in Seattle2012
Washington State Medical Association ReportsProtecting Your Good Name2010
The Intellectual Property StrategistInequitable Conduct: A Magic Incantation Unleashes Mischief: Implications of Exergen v. Wal-Mart2009
ABA Intellectual Property Litigation NewsletterThe Impact of Medimmune v. Genentech2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolN/AN/A1991
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 Vision Council Annual MeetingLegal Problems in the Vision Industry2012
Washington State Ambulatory Surgical Center Annual MeetingThere Will Be Blood: The Bloody Truth About the Internet2010
West Legalworks WebinarMonetizing Patent Assets2008
National Business InstituteTrademarks and Unfair Competition Law2008
Eastern Washington IP InstituteDomain Name Litigation Strategies2008
Practicing Law InstituteIntellectual Property Law Update: An Introduction to Trademark Law2005
Law Seminars InternationalPre and Early Stage Patent Litigation Workshop2005