Licensing & Technology Legal Services for Businesses » Licensing & Technology
Ryan Swanson's Licensing & Technology attorneys recognize that licenses, trademarks, and other forms of intellectual property are often a business's most valuable asset. Located in Seattle, our attorneys make it a priority to obtain and maintain your competitive edge in the marketplace both in domestic and international capacities by helping to protect, license, and exploit your proprietary technology assets.
Our Licensing Group covers all areas, including the licensing, enforcement, acquisition and transfer of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets and other proprietary rights, both nationally and internationally, whether in software, inventions, biomedical, telecommunications, life sciences, etc.
Examples of our intellectual property practice.
Our technology/information systems services focus on helping clients plan and implement technology solutions from invention agreements to nondisclosure agreements, licenses, distribution arrangements, financing, strategic transactions, and alliances. In addition, our representation of developers, inventors, publishers and distributors provides us with a greater insight and perspective of the industry than most firms. Our range of services include:
Kevin J. Collette, Chair and Member
Kevin J. Collette
With a Seattle presence, Kevin is a well-known business and technology lawyer. He advises clients on a full range of legal issues including business and deal structures; branding, protecting, licensing, advertising, selling and distributing products, services, technologies and intellectual properties; Cyberspace information technology and software; start-up and emerging businesses; mergers and acquisitions; real estate, and bringing businesses into the U.S. or to international markets.
Michael Jay Brown, Member
Michael Jay Brown
Mike practices in the areas of securities law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, officer and director liability, internal investigations, high net worth individual representation and general corporate and commercial law.
Robert J. Curran, Member
Robert J. Curran
Bob's litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes that involve business torts, real estate, construction and personal injury. He's tried numerous cases in state and federal court and has successfully handled appeals before state appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently, in a series of fraud and securities cases, he obtained several multi-million dollar judgments and settlements for clients.
James E. Hadley, Member
James E. Hadley
Jay acts as outside general counsel for a divergent group of companies including technology, construction, manufacturing and service industries. He has been lead attorney for transactions in internet, technology, telephone, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, automobile dealership and other business sectors.
Roger J. Kindley, Member
Paul Meier, Member
Roger J. Kindley
Roger serves as Chair of the Litigation Group. He is a trial lawyer whose experience covers a broad range of matters involving intellectual property, contract claims, real estate disputes, product liability issues, employment cases and others. He has won both jury and non-jury cases and favorably used mediations to save clients money and achieve settlement. He has handled international law arbitrations and arbitrations throughout the United States.
Paul is a member of our firm's Business, Licensing & Technology and Real Estate Groups. On a day-to-day basis, he provides the advice and services clients need to achieve their business goals. Paul's focus is on business formations, business and real estate acquisitions and financings, and other commercial transactions. He represents both start-up businesses and established companies. Paul has considerable experience representing technology companies in venture capital financings, joint ventures, and licensing and marketing agreements. Paul is also experienced in the purchase and sale of dental and other professional practices.
Philip M. Roberts, Member
Philip M. Roberts
Phil has a business finance and real estate practice. In addition to helping clients organize, finance, buy and sell businesses, he represents clients on complex real estate transactions, including shopping center and other commercial real estate developments, and represents lenders on the financing of such transactions. His involvement includes the acquisition and financing of the properties, as well as the leasing activities associated with commercial projects. Phil finds the business/finance and real estate areas to be complementary to each other.
Madeline Tam-Yamada, Trademarks Legal Assistant