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  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
  2. Licensing: 30%
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Entertainment: 10%
  5. Copyright: 10%

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  • Michael N White

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark has the ability to analyze a complicated factual scenario and come up with an effective plan to resolve the underlying issues. I go to him for advice and have recommended him to clients.


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K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
WA Intellectual Property Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
Intellectual Property Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Intellectual Property Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Intellectual Property Super LawerWashington Super Lawyers2011
Intellectual Property Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2010
Avvo Top Contracts/Agreements LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerK&L Gates1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Chair, Pacific Northwest Chapter2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alaska Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
IP Protection in China, American Bar AssociationCopyright Law of China (co-author)2015
IP Law WatchSouthern District of New York Court Parses ‘Fair Use’ in Fox News’ Copyright Infringement Dispute with Media Monitoring Service2015
IP Law WatchU.S. Copyright Office Chief Testifies: Eight Issues Ready for Legislation2015
Technology Transactions and Data Protection and Telecom, Media and Technology AlertPrivacy Policies of Mobile Apps Falling Under Increased Scrutiny by State and Federal Regulators2012
The Computer & Internet LawyerCloud Computing: Recent Cases and Anticipating New Types of Trends2011
Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments - 2010 (American Bar Association)Personal, Noncommercial File Sharing of Copyrighted Music is Not a Fair Use2011
BITKOM NewslineChanging Legal Rules for US and UK Information Technology Contracts2010
CIO MagazineHow Using Open Source Software Can Affect Your Company's Value2010
National Law JournalUser-generated Videos Online Raise Vexing Issues2009
World Intellectual Property Report (BNA)Model Railroad Case Supports Enforceability of Open Source Software Licenses and Provides Guidance for Licensors2008
Intellectual Property AlertU.S. Supreme Court's Decision Limits Patent Owners from Claiming Infringement by Downstream Customers2008
Intellectual Property AlertU.S. District Court Rules Online Music Service Providers Not Required To Pay Public Performance Royalties2007
King County Bar AssociationCopyright Basics2006
Puget Sound Business JournalSelling the Business? Prepare for 200 Questions (Acquisitions Due Diligence)2006
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal CourtsJudgments2006
Preston Gates E-AlertU.S. Supreme Court Rules Companies Promoting Infringing Uses Of A Product Or Service As Principal Or Primary Use Are Liable For Copyright Infringement2005
Computer Law Review InternationalLiability for File Sharing Software2005
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal CourtsJudgments2005
ExecBlueprintsAvoiding Legal Landmines in Software Development and Licensing2005
ExecBlueprintsPrivacy — Adjusting to Changes in Technology2005
Developments in the Law Concerning DatabasesDevelopments in the Law Concerning Databases2004
Inside The Minds: The Laws Behind Technology — Leading Lawyers on the Legal Aspects of Patents, Software Licensing, Telecommunications, & MoreTechnology Law in Action2004
Developments in the Law Concerning Computer ProgramsDevelopments in the Law Concerning Computer Programs2003
Intellectual Property for Non-Specialists DeskbookCopyright Chapter2003
Computer Law Review InternationalEnforceability of Foreign Court Decisions — Yahoo! v. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme2002
Internet Law for the Business LawyerSoftware and Data Licensing2001
Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law in Review - Oil and Gas Exploration and Production — Legislative, Judicial and Administrative Developments in AlaskaNatural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law in Review - Oil and Gas Exploration and Production — Legislative, Judicial and Administrative Developments in Alaska1998
Natural Resource DamagesEconomic Methodologies for Valuing Natural Resource Damages1993
Developments in the Law Concerning Online Trademark Uses and Contextual AdvertisingDevelopments in the Law Concerning Online Trademark Uses and Contextual AdvertisingN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Hampshire CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Music Law: The Basics and BeyondOverview and Current Developments in Music Copyright Law2015
WebinarOpen Source Software (OSS): Ensure Effective Due Diligence Is Carried Out in M&A Transactions2014
Music Law 101Music Copyright Issues2014
Intellectual Property Law InstituteMusic Copyright Law Developments2014
LSI Conference on Licensing IP TechnologyCloud Computing – Understanding and Mitigating Risks2013
LSI Conference on Cloud Services and Related Big Data IssuesGetting the Deal Done: Spotting and Resolving Legal Issues for Cloud Computing and Big Data Services2013
WLA SeminarCopyright Fundamentals2012
Angel Capital Association Northwest Regional MeetingIP Issues for Exits2011
Alaska Bar Association CLE for Corporate and Other In-House CounselProtection and Enforcement of Trade Secrets2011
Intellectual Property Law InstituteCompetitive Intelligence - Safely Navigating Intellectual Property Minefields2010
Cloud Computing 2010: Is Your Copmany Ready?Cloud Computing - Recent Litigation Developments, Anticipating New Claims2010
The Practical and Tactical Art of the Deal in Software Licensing AgreementsDrafting Contracts that Meet Current Business Needs2009
IQPC 5th Patent Strategies ConferenceConforming Complex Licensing Transactions to Business Objectives2008
Licensing Executives SocietyImplications of MedImmune v. Genetech for Patent Licensing and Other Hot Topics2007
Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property SectionIntellectual Property Licensing Trends: Recent Case Law Developments, Annual Intellectual Property Licensing Seminar2006
UnknownCopyright Basics, Intellectual Property for Non—Specialists CLE2006
UnknownLegal Issues for Writers: Copyright2006
Copyright Society of the USA, Northwest ChapterCopyright Essentials — Protection for Architecture and Maps with a Special Focus on Virtual Worlds2006
Raincoast Computer ConferenceLegal Issues for Website Designers2005
20th Annual Intellectual Property Law ConferenceRecent Developments in the Protection and Use of Databases2005
UnknownRegister Your Work — Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Registration and Enforcement2004
Law Seminars InternationalOverview of Export Controls and Technology Export Issues, Advanced IP Licensing Transactions2004
Business Law and Intellectual Property SectionsDatabases — To License or Not to License, Licensing Essentials for Business and Technology Lawyers2004
CLE on Copying Intellectual Property for Business, School, Art or Home Use: Practical Advice for the 21st CenturyApplying Copyright Rules In Light Of New Legal Developments (Including DMCA): Software, Digital Media, Internet & Related Issues2003
UnknownElectronic Commerce Law Update, Business Law Section Mid—Year Meeting/CLE2002
Seattle University IP Law SocietyCopyright and Trade Secret Issues in Intellectual Property Audits, Intellectual Property Valuation and Audits Conference2002
Computer Law CLE, Law Seminars InternationalElectronic Transactions and UETA — Traps for the Unwary2002
CLE, LSIPrivacy Law Litigation Developments, Responding to Privacy Laws2001
Washington State Ethics and Election ConferenceEmerging Issues from the Internet1999
CLE, LSIIntellectual Property Litigation, Computer Law1998
CLEEntangled in the World Wide Web: Legal Liability in Cyberspace, Intellectual Property and Internet Law1998