Steven B. Winters
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Shareholder
Law Firm Name:
Lane Powell PC
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Hebrew·Spanish
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Areas of Practice Steve Winters leads the intellectual property and complex transactions practice for the Firm. He has advised every level of company including individual developers and inventors, start-ups and publicly traded companies with regard to the creation, acquisition, management, monetization, licensing and enforcement of all aspects of intellectual property. Steve has consistently been named one of The Best Lawyers in America and as a "Washington Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine. Prior to joining Lane Powell, Steve was a partner in the Seattle office of Riddell Williams P.S. He also brings to the Firm seven years' experience as the Director of Research and Strategic Planning for Bozell Worldwide in Los Angeles, an international marketing and advertising agency headquartered in New York. Professional Experience · Partner, Riddell Williams P.S. (1999-2003) · Associate and Senior Associate, Bogle Gates, P.L.L.C. (1994-1999) · Law Clerk, Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, U.S. Federal District Court of Wyoming (1992-1993) · Director of Research and Strategic Planning for Western Division, Bozell Worldwide (1983-1989) Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships · Apparel and Footwear · Clean Tech · Diversity Committee · Emerging Companies and Venture Investment · Franchising · Health Care · Intellectual Property and Technology · Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Client Service Team · Products Liability TV/Radio Interviews · "Cell Phone Privacy," Interviewed by KIRO Radio (March 28, 2008) · "Unhappy Birthday!" Interviewed by Evening Magazine (Periodically Re-airs) (May 2006) Publications · "Keep Your Online Sweepstakes and Contests on the Right Side of the Law: From 'No Purchase Necessary' to Age-Eligibility Issues, Here's a Primer to Two Key Trends Many Are Overlooking," Advertising Age, Co-author (March 7, 2011) · Featured, "Intellectual Property Law," Seattle Business magazine (Spring 2010) · "How to be a Good Sport - Seattle Athletes May Move on, but Their Spirit of Giving Lingers in Their Former Home," Seattle Business magazine (February 2, 2010) · "The Peach and the Fuzz: Navigating the Tortuous Path of Intellectual Property Rights," Seattle Business magazine (August 2009) · Featured, "Winters Can Rock," Special supplement of Washington Super Lawyers in the New York Times (June 2, 2008) · Featured, "Q Do You Have the Right to Protect Your Good Name?" Florida Times-Union (July 17, 2006) · Featured, "Inside Entrepreneurship Q Trademark Law Can be Tricky on Protecting Names," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Page C1 (January 13, 2006) · "How The U.S. Government Controls Technology," The Computer Internet Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2002) · "The New Privacy Interest: Electronic Mail in the Workplace," Boalt Hall School Of Law, High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (1993) · "Return to Sender: An Examination of Workplace Privacy on Electronic Mail," University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1992) Speaking Engagements · "Interacting With the Experts: How to Negotiate a Complex License Agreement," Law Seminars International CLE (August 27, 2010) · "Avoiding 10 Major Sources of Legal Risk for Associations," Washington Society of Association Executives Annual Convention (June 20-22, 2010) · "Federal Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Licensing: How They Interact," Washington State Bar Association Annual Intellectual Property CLE (May 13, 2010) · "Interacting With the Experts: How to Negotiate a Complex License Agreement," Law Seminars International CLE (August 20-21, 2009) · "Music Copyright Law in the Digital Age," Seattle University Intellectual Property Law Society CLE (January 23, 2009) · "Current Issues in Complex Intellectual Property Licensing," Law Seminars International CLE (August 21-22, 2008) · "Transaction Side of Franchising," Franchise Law in Washington CLE (August 21, 2007) · "Copyright Counseling and Litigation," Law Seminars International CLE (April 3, 2006) · "Mergers and Acquisitions," The Seminar Group (March 23, 2006) · "Remedies on Intellectual Property Law," Intellectual Property Society of Seattle University School of Law CLE (February 24, 2006) · "Rights Clearance for Filmmakers and Others," Washington Lawyers for the Arts, 2005 Winter Brown Bag Seminar Series (January 2005) Steven is a regular speaker on all topics relating to intellectual property, contracting and licensing matters. Awards and Honors · Named as a "Washington Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers magazine, Intellectual Property (2004-2011) · Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America, CleanTech, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Trademark (2009-2012) Professional and Community Activities · Washington State Bar Association · American Bar Association · Coach, Seattle Parks Recreation Basketball League (2005-present) · The Moyer Foundation, Pro Bono Legal Counsel News 12.28.2011, Twenty Lane Powell Attorneys Listed as 'Best in the Business' by Seattle Business Magazine 08.31.2011, 43 Lane Powell Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 08.09.2011, Thirty-six Lane Powell Attorneys Listed as Top Lawyers in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 06.20.2011, Twenty-six Lane Powell Attorneys Named 'Washington Super Lawyers;' Ten Lane Powell Attorneys Named As 'Washington Rising Stars' 01.06.2011, Lane Powell Client GrinOn Industries Receives Social Media Attention for Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser 08.05.2010, 41 Lane Powell Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2011 06.06.2010, 28 Lane Powell Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers 2010 04.13.2010, Puget Sound Business Journal Names Best Lawyers 2010 07.30.2009, 34 Lane Powell Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2010 06.02.2009, 25 Lane Powell Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers 06.01.2009, Puget Sound Business Journal Names Best Lawyers 2009 09.19.2008, 29 Lane Powell Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 06.02.2008, 23 Lane Powell Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers 06.02.2008, Winters Featured in Washington Super Lawyers 03.28.2008, Winters Interviewed by KIRO Radio on Cell Phone Privacy 12.19.2007, Winters Interviewed by KCPQ-TV about Internet Scams 07.17.2006, Winters Consulted for Business Advice Column 05.16.2006, Winters Interviewed for KING-5 Evening Magazine 03.10.2006, 18 Lane Powell Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers 08.01.2005, Washington Law Politics Names 'Super Lawyers' for 2005 08.30.2004, Washington Law Politics Names 'Super Lawyers' for 2004 Articles 03.09.2011, Winters and Kohl Author Article in Advertising Age About Sweepstakes, Contests and the Law 02.12.2010, How to be a Good Sport - Seattle Athletes May Move On, But Their Spirit of Giving Lingers in Their Former Home 08.05.2009, The Peach and the Fuzz - Navigating the Tortuous Path of Intellectual Property Rights 01.18.2006, GPL Version 3 - Overview of Proposed Changes 12.02.2005, Procedure to Address Changes to Main Open Source License Announced Events 01.31.2012, How to Negotiate Complex License and Business Agreements08.27.2010, Winters to Speak at Law Seminars International Conference (Seattle) 05.13.2010, Bodine, Leaverton and Winters to Speak at WSBA IP Licensing Seminar (Seattle) 08.20.2009, Winters to Speak at the Intellectual Property Licensing 2009 Seminar (Seattle) 04.02.2009, Winters To Speak at Complex IP Licensing Conference (Seattle) 01.23.2009, Winters to Speak at Music Copyright Law Program (Seattle) 08.21.2007, Beighle, Winters to Speak at Franchise Law Conference
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US District Court for the Western District of Washington

US District Court for the Western District of Washington


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1993
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State Bar Association of Washington

State Bar Association of Washington

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Job position:
Shareholder
Law Firm Name:
Lane Powell PC
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University of Southern California Law Center
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 1992
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with honors

School name:
Northwestern University
Academic degree:
B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
... - 1989
Honors:
highest honors in guitar
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