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Steven leads the intellectual property contracting and licensing practice for the Seattle office. He assists clients in diverse industries with a wide range of intellectual property, contracting and licensing matters including: biotech, biomed, computer, consumer information, electronics, government, internet, online privacy, wholesale and retail foods, construction, entertainment, franchising and venture capital investments. Steve was recently named as a “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law & Politics.


Prior to joining Lane Powell, Steven was a partner in the Seattle office of Riddell Williams P.S. Steven also brings to the Firm seven years’ experience as the Director of Research and Strategic Planning for Bozell Worldwide in Los Angeles, an international marketing and advertising agency headquartered in New York.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Hebrew

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
  2. Business: 33%
  3. Contracts: 33%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Lane Powell

1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLane Powell, PC & Predecessor Firms2003 - Present
PartnerRiddell Williams P.S.1999 - 2003
AssociateBogle & Gates1994 - 1999
Law ClerkUnited States Federal District Court of Wyoming1992 - 1993
Director of Research and Strategic Planning for Western DivisionBozell Worldwide1983 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Advertising Age (Co-Author)Keep Your Online Sweepstakes and Contests on the Right Side of the Law: From 'No Purchase Necessary' to Age-Eligibility Issues, Here's a Primer to Two Key Trends Many Are Overlooking2011
Seattle Business MagazineHow to be a Good Sport - Seattle Athletes May Move on, but Their Spirit of Giving Lingers in Their Former Home2010
Seattle Business MagazineIntellectual Property Law2010
Seattle Business MonthlyThe Peach and the Fuzz2009
Washington Super Lawyers in the New York TimesWinters Can Rock2008
Seattle Post-IntelligencerInside Entrepreneurship Q&A: Trademark Law Can be Tricky on Protecting Names2006
Florida Times-UnionQ&A: Do you Have the Right to Protect Your Good Name?2006
The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 1How The U.S. Government Controls Technology2002
Boalt Hall School Of Law, High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1The New Privacy Interest: Electronic Mail in the Workplace1993
University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 1, No.1Return To Sender: An Examination of Workplace Privacy On Electronic Mail1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CAGuitarN/A1989
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AMBA1981
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Society of Association Executives Annual ConventionAvoiding 10 Major Sources of Legal Risk for Associations2010
Washington Society of Association Executives Annual ConventionGuilt By Association: Tips and Traps for the Unwary2010
Licensing Essentials: Practical Tools and Tips in Intellectual Property LicensingFederal Bankruptcy Law and IP Licensing, How they Interact2010
Interacting with the Experts: How to Negotiate a Complex License AgreementInteracting with the Experts: How to Negotiate a Complex License Agreement2010
Current Issues in IP LicensingInteract with the Experts: Issue Spotting and Negotiating Strategies in a Complex License2010
Music Copyright Law in the Digital AgeRecent Developments in Music Copyright Law2009
Complex IP and LicensingAdvanced Concepts in Complex License Agreements2009
IP Licensing in 2008Current Issues in Complex IP Licensing2008
Franchise Law in WashingtonTransaction Side of Franchising2007
Mergers and Acquisitions ConferenceUnknown2006
Mergers and AcquisitionsMergers and Acquisitions2006
Law Seminars InternationalCopyright Counseling and Litigation2006
Continuing Legal Education on Intellectual PropertyRemedies on Intellectual Property Law2006
Winter Brown Bag Seminar SeriesRights Clearances for Filmmakers and Others2005
Spring Brown Bag Seminar SeriesFair Use & Copyright for Artists2004
General Counsel ForumTop Ten Recent Issues: Copyright Law2004
2001 Information Technology ConferenceInternet Strategies in the New Millennium2001
2001 Annual ConferenceHow Government Controls Inventions and Technology2001
UnknownThe Potentials and Pitfalls of Websites1999
UnknownCopyright Basics1998
Third Annual Pacific Northwest, Entertainment & Sports Law ConferenceLicensing and Other Strategies for the High Profile Client1998
University of Washington Computer FairCopyrights in Cyberspace1997
Continuing Legal Education SeminarTechnology In the Workplace1994