SEATTLE, WA 98104
Focus of Practice
Technology law and intellectual property, particularly relating to computer software and other digital technology, and related business disputes (licensing, disputes among shareholders or other interested parties, etc.).
Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy, LLP - 1986 to present, partner 1991 to present. Weinrich, Gilmore & Adolph, P.S. - associate 1985. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Wash DC) - associate 1981-84. Law Clerk to Hon. Daniel M. Friedman, Chief Judge U.S. Court of Claims (now USCA Fed.Cir.) 1980-81.
Washington-1984, DC-1980 (inactive). U.S. Supreme Court; Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits; U.S.D.C - W.D. Wash., E.D. Wash.
Columbia University School of Law - J.D. 1980. Cornell University - B.A. 1976 (History).
WSBA (intellectual property section), KCBA (ADR section), IBLC (International Business Law Consortium), Seattle Select Attorneys Association.
CR 39.1 Training Program FBA-WDWASH Seattle, WA 2008. Reported for 2018 recertification: 2/1/16-The Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms" (WSBA 417315, 1.0 credits), 2/23/16-Ethics and Mediation Dynamics (WSBA 102185, 1.0 credits), 4/12/17-AAA West Coast Roundtable, The Art of Observing If One is Lying or Telling the Truth (non-WSBA, 1.0 credit hours), 9/25/17-Trends in Mediation Advocacy (WSBA 1047499, 6.5 credits), 10/20/17-Seattle U Law School Mediation Competition Judge (WSBA 1050426, 3.0 credits), 1/19/18, presiding over Rule 39.1 mediation (2.0 credits), 2/8/18 KCBA ADR Roundtable, Lawyers, Mediators & Clients, Faster & Better Conflict Resolution (WSBA 1062524, 1.5 credits): Total 16.0 credits mediation training.
CR 39.1 mediator in copyright and trademark cases. Neutral mediator in shareholder buy-outs (non-39.1). Arbitrator in approximately 25 King County mandatory arbitration cases. Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants numerous 39.1 and non-39.1 mediations mainly IP cases. **NOTE:** Because of the difficulty of litigating small copyright lawsuits efficiently, my regular policy is to offer a reduced mediation fee schedule for copyright cases, where the settlement demand: (1) does not exceed $75,000, including statutory damages and attorneys fees, and (2) does not include claims other than copyright infringement or directly related counterclaims (e.g., declaratory judgment of invalidity or non-infringement).
ADR Practice Areas
Antitrust/Trade Regulation, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property