Representing Businesses in the Protection of Intellectual Property for Over 25 Years.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Pro bono recognition||WSBA||2005|
|Partner - Software and Technology Law||Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy, LLP||1986 - Present|
|Associate||Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering||1981 - 1984|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Hon. Daniel M. Friedman||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Seattle Select Attorneys Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|International Business Law Consortium||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||1984 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||1980 - Present|
|MEECO Manufacturing v Imperial Manufacturing Group||Judgment for plaintiff|
|See all legal cases|
|Washington State Bar Association International Practice Section||Doing Business in Washington State||2010|
|The Computer Lawyer||FSC: Tax Savings Opportunities For Software Exporters||1998|
|Software Publishers Assn||Software Export Procedures Kit||1992|
|Washington Software Association||Beyond Code: Business Tools for Software Entrepreneurs||1992|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Seattle Select Attorneys Breakfast CLE||Crowdfunding||2015|
|Seattle Select Attorneys Breakfast CLE||What’s Hot in IP Law||2014|
|Seattle Select Attorneys Breakfast CLE||Doing All Things Digital: Computer Law Practice from DOS 3.0 to Web 3.0||2013|
|Licensing Essentials||Key Issues in International Licensing||2010|
|WSBA Intellectual Property Institute||IP Audits||2006|
Posted by Ken
Jonathan Feil has been my mouthpiece, er, attorney for decades. He is easy to work with, friendly, but most importantly, he writes very clear, concise and easy to understand documents. His work is careful and considered and he is sure to cover all the bases, while managing to keep documents short. I trust him implicitly and explicitly. I use him for all my legal needs except patents, as he's not a patent lawyer. He does all my copyright and trademarking work, however, and is knowledgeable about all aspects of IP.
No one is perfect however, and Jonathan's weak spot is timeliness. You may need to prod him along at times.
Jonathan will make sure that you understand what he is doing and why he is doing it. His explanations are clear and understandable. He will also listen to you and make sure that he is doing what you want, not just what he wants you to do.
With Jonathan handling my legal work I never ever have to worry about matters legal. I am sure that I'm getting sound advice and great documents.
Jonathan also has good business experience. He understands the motivation behind your requests which helps ensure that you get what you really need.
To be more specific, recently he has done work for me on developing investment term sheets, building and tracking our capitalization table, options agreements, and customer contracts. He written our company NDA, our employment agreements, and done all our company paperwork (business licenses, founding documents, etc.). My company is a relatively small startup and he is very conscience of our limited budget and finds ways to get what we need without breaking the bank.
Recently we had a copyright conflict with a company in Australia. We had resolved it some years ago, but a third party thought the copyright was still owned by the Australian company. Even though everyone that we had worked with in the Australian company was gone, he was able to find the right people there and get the matter resolved without resorting to threats or actual legal action. His persistence and gentle persuasion were what did the job.
In short, Mr. Feil has been everything we want and need in an attorney. To the point where I must add this disclosure, over the years he has also become a personal friend.
Heather Morado, Entertainment Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Jonathan has been a good friend of mine for many years now, we both share a passion for the law as well as classical music. I have found Jonathan to be quite knowledgable with regard to intellectual property issues, as well as a patient and thoughtful listener. In addition to being a superb intellectual property lawyer, Jonathan is also an accomplished trumpet player, a rare and extraordinary combination. I endorse Jonathan without hesitation.