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Mark Wittow

Mark Wittow

K&L Gates

Seattle, WA, USA


Mr. Wittow is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates, where he leads the firm’s IP-technology transactions and data protection practice group. His work focuses on all types of intellectual property and technology transactions and counseling including the acquisition, development, marketing, licensing and distribution of mobile applications and computing devices, software and related services, other types of technology and media content, electronic commerce issues, and complex patent licensing and patent dispositions.

Mr. Wittow’s recent experience includes representing clients of all sizes, including start-up, mid-size and Fortune 100 companies, in preparing and negotiating patent and technology licensing and purchase agreements and product development, licensing, distribution and services (particularly cloud services) agreements for technology, online retail, media (film, music, electronic games, books and periodicals), health care, energy, financial services, engineering, transportation and telecommunications businesses; providing counseling on strategic trade secret and copyright issues; preparing and negotiating agreements, supervising due diligence and resolving issues for the acquisition of technology companies or assets and in conjunction with the resolution of intellectual property litigation; assisting international businesses with the legal issues and agreements associated with the creation and operation of cloud services, mobile applications, interactive websites and product and software distribution, including open source software issues; and assisting authors, filmmakers, musicians and artists with licensing and distribution of their works. Mr. Wittow is a frequent presenter and author on cloud computing, copyright and trade secret law developments and on technology and patent licensing and transaction issues.

Mr. Wittow co-chairs the Northwest Chapter or the Copyright Law Society of the United States and is a member of the CLE Board of the intellectual property law section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Wittow is an adjunct professor at the Seattle University Law School, where he teaches the Arts Legal Clinic course, and an active volunteer with Washington Lawyers for the Arts.  He serves on the boards of Hanford Challenge and The Westerlies Music, Inc.

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