Feil, Jonathan I.

Title: Attorney at Law, Technology; Intellectual Property; Software and Internet; Licensing
Phone: 206-382-2600

Jonathan Feil’s practice is concentrated in computer law and technology licensing, principally representing developers and publishers of software, Internet businesses, and other IP-focused “creative enterprises.” Jonathan has represented businesses of all types in the protection of intellectual property for over 20 years.

Typical services that Jonathan provides for technology clients include:

· Negotiating and drafting domestic and international licensing, tech transfer, and Internet marketing agreements;

· Business formation, mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions;

· Protecting and enforcing copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property;

· Export controls/licensing;

· Employment issues (hiring and exit agreements, patent and copyright assignments, contractor agreements).

Jonathan graduated from Columbia Law School in 1980. Following law school, Jonathan served as law clerk for Judge Daniel Friedman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit before entering private practice in 1981. Before moving to Seattle, he was associated with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in Washington, D.C.

Jonathan has published various articles and lectured at CLE’s and other seminars on computer law and IP licensing topics. He co-authored the “Software Export Procedures Kit,” a simplified guide for complying with U.S. export regulations. He co-directed the planning for the Washington Software Association’s 1989 legal issues seminar, and co-authored the chapter on international software law for WSA’s resource guide, “Beyond Code: Business Tools for Software Entrepreneurs.” He also co-authored the chapter on Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Protection of “Doing Business in Washington State,” published by the International Practice Section, Washington State Bar Association.

Jonathan’s firm belongs to the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC), an international alliance of select law firms. IBLC multiplies members’ legal expertise so they can efficiently and effectively serve businesses with international needs and ambitions.

In his leisure time, Jonathan is an avid trumpet player (and principal trumpet with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra). He also enjoys sea kayaking and collecting contemporary Northwest Native art.

Jonathan can be reached at http://www.sksp.com/profile.

Contact information:

Jonathan I. Feil

Simburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy, LLP
999 Third Avenue, Suite 2525
Seattle, WA 98104-4089 USA
206-223-3929 fax

Skype: jonathan_feil (by appointment)