Mark Radcliffe is a senior partner who practices corporate securities and intellectual property at DLA Piper. DLA Piper has over 4200 lawyers in more than 30 countries. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Radcliffe’s practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He has worked software companies (in particular open source companies) for over thirty years and is very actively involved in representing both users and providers of cloud computing services. He is Co Chair of the Cloud Computing Industry Group at the firm. He has assisted a number of Global Fortune 500 companies in negotiating cloud computing agreements with major vendors. He has also represented major cloud computing vendors in developing their standard cloud computing terms of service as well as major reseller and other transactions.
He has spoken on cloud computing issues in a variety of venues including the Practicing Law Institute seminars, the largest legal training organization, Thomson Reuters webinars and Knowledge Congress webinars. In 1997, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Since 2004, he has been named one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.
He is also listed in The International Who’s Who of Internet, e Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions and many annual editions of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Since 2009, Intellectual Asset magazine has named him among the “IAM 250 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists.” The San Francisco Business Times has named him among the best lawyers in the San Francisco Bay area.
In 1998, Harvard Law School designated him a “Distinguished Alumni”. He has been quoted on intellectual property matters in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News and the Daily Variety. Mr. Radcliffe has published articles in such legal magazines as the National Law Journal, Trademark World, Computer Lawyer, California Law Business and Copyright World. He writes frequently on his blog about licensing matters at www.lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog.