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Attorneys

Brian G. Bodine

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7406 | bodineb@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Brian Bodine focuses his practice on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation. Brian is a registered patent attorney and has served as a court-appointed expert to address issues relating to patent claim interpretation, infringement and validity. Brian is also a qualified Rule 39.1 mediator for intellectual property disputes in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. He served as President of the Washington State Patent Law Association and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed him as a “Leading Lawyer,” stating “he is highlighted by peers for his significant experience in the IP market and focuses on trademark and patent disputes.” He frequently speaks on issues of interest to the Intellectual Property Bar.

Professional Experience

  • Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Merchant & Gould, P.C., Managing Partner of Seattle office
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Partner
  • Seed Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC, Partner, Of Counsel, and Associate
  • Western District of Washington, Law Clerk to the Honorable Carolyn R. Dimmick, Chief Justice of the U.S. District Court
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Baca, Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Academics

  • University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law (J.D.)
  • Montana State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Litigation
  • Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality
  • Cannabis

Publications

  • “Prometheus Patent Quandary — Can You Patent a Medical Observation?,” Seattle Business magazine (March 2012)
  • “Recent Cases Relating to Licensing,” WSBA CLE Licensing Essentials: Practical Tools and Tips in Intellectual Property Licensing (May 2010) (co-authored with Tiffany H. Scott)
  • “Conflicting Canons of Patent Claim Construction: Into the Valley of Death, Intellectual Property Vol. 15, No. 1, WSBA Intellectual Property Section (Winter 2004)
  • “Practical Problems and Pitfalls in Trade Secret Cases — To Avoid or Create?,” WSBA Intellectual Property Section (March 2001)

Speaking Engagements

  • Recent Developments in Patent Law and What To Expect in the Coming Year From the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and PTO,” Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section CLE (September 7, 2016)
  • Patent Case Law Year-in-Review, Recent Decisions from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court,” Washington State Patent Law Association Annual Meeting and CLE (May 18, 2016)
  • “How Recent Cases Have and Pending Cases May Affect Patent Owners’ Rights,” Washington State Bar Association’s 21st Annual Intellectual Property Institute (March 11, 2016)
  • Significant Patent Topics in the Past Year,” Oregon State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section CLE (September 2, 2015)
  • “Patent Law Year in Review,” Washington State Patent Law Association CLE Lunch (May 20, 2015)
  • “Patent Law for Engineers and Scientists,” Presentation to Montana State University’s Chemical Engineering Department (April 29, 2015)
  • “Patent Litigation Year in Review,” Washington State Bar Association’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Institute (March 6, 2015)
  • “Patent Year in Review,” Washington State Bar Association’s 19th Annual Intellectual Property Institute (March 21, 2014)
  • “Patent Year in Review,” Washington State Patent Law Association CLE Lunch (March 19, 2014)
  • “Early Resolution: The Benefit of Mediation and/or Neutral Evaluation,” Patent Litigation Strategies for Small Companies Seminar (November 4, 2013)
  • “Developments in Patent Law 2013,” Washington State Patent Law Association CLE Lunch (March 20, 2013)
  • “Developments in Patent Law 2013,” Washington State Bar Association’s 18th Annual Intellectual Property Institute (March 8, 2013)
  • “Federal Circuit Year in Review,” New Mexico Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Annual Meeting (December 6, 2012)
  • “A Year in Review — Patent Prosecution and Litigation,” Inland Empire Intellectual Property Institute (October 12, 2012)
  • “A Year in Review — Patent Litigation,” Inland Empire Intellectual Property Institute (October 2011)
  • “Patent Litigation Year in Review,” Washington State Bar Association’s 16th Annual Intellectual Property Institute (March 4, 2011)
  • “Developments at the Federal Circuit,” Oregon Patent Law Association Meeting (December 2010)
  • “A Year in Review — Patent Litigation,” Inland Empire Intellectual Property Institute (October 2010)
  • “What’s New: Federal Circuit Court Review,” Washington State Patent Law Association (September 2010)
  • “Recent Cases Related to Licensing,” WSBA Intellectual Property Section Meeting (May 13, 2010)
  • “Patents and Trade Secret for Everyone,” Pincus Professional Education Webinar (July 22, 2010)
  • “15th Annual Intellectual Property Institute,” WSBA Intellectual Property Section, Co-chair (March 2010)
  • “A Year in Review — Patent Litigation,” The Second Annual Inland Empire Intellectual Property Institute (October 2009)
  • “A Year in Review — Patent Law,” The Eastern Washington Intellectual Property Institute (October 2008)
  • “The 2008 Business Law Section Midyear: Update Your Practice with Views from Leading Practitioners,” WSBA Business Law Section (June 2008)
  • “13th Annual Intellectual Property Institute,” WSBA Intellectual Property Section, Co-chair (March 2007)
  • “The 16th Annual Seattle Conference on New Developments in Technology Law,” Law Seminars International (December 2007)
  • “AIPLA Roadshow Advanced Patent Litigation,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Portland (June 2007)
  • “Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets,” American Conference Institute, San Francisco (June 2007)
  • “Intellectual Property for the Rest of Us,” WSBA Intellectual Property Section (May 2007)
  • “The Federal Circuit Year in Review,” Oregon Patent Law Association Meeting, Portland (March 2007)
  • “12th Annual Intellectual Property Institute,” WSBA Intellectual Property Section, Co-chair (March 2007)
  • “The Federal Circuit Year in Review,” Washington State Patent Law Association (January 2007)

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Named Best Lawyers® Seattle Trade Secrets Law Lawyer of the Year (2017)
  • Selected “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property, Patent and Trademark
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation (2006-2017); Trade Secrets (2017)
  • Recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (2005-2016)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Intellectual Property Litigation (2004-2016) (Named among “Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers,” 2011)
  • Listed as a ‘Top’ individual in the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” (2013-2016)
  • Named among “Top 40 Intellectual Property Law,” Washington Law & Politics (2006-2009)
  • Named as Washington “Rising Star,” Washington Law & Politics (2001-2002)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Past Chair, Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
    • Member (1997-Present)
    • Board of Directors (2000-2005)
    • President (2003-2004)
  • Co-chair of Joint Meeting with Oregon Patent Law Association (2005)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Eastlake Little League
    • Board Member (2010-2014)
    • Player Agent for Competitive Baseball (2012-2014)
    • Chief Umpire (2010-2012)
  • Pacific Northwest Football Association (2014-Present)
  • Greater Eastside Junior Football Association, Referee (2012-Present)
  • American Inns of Court, Seattle Intellectual Property Chapter
    • Member (Inception-Present)
    • Board of Directors (2010-2013)

Brian G. Bodine

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7406 | bodineb@lanepowell.com

Date
08.17.2016
06.10.2016
06.08.2016
05.27.2016
02.02.2016
08.17.2015
06.18.2015
06.12.2015
05.21.2015
04.28.2015
02.11.2015
10.22.2014
08.18.2014
06.13.2014
06.05.2014
06.03.2014
01.29.2014
08.15.2013
08.06.2013
06.14.2013

Brian G. Bodine

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7406 | bodineb@lanepowell.com

Date
02.29.2012