Steven Winters is recognized as one of North America’s leading practitioners handling complex intellectual property-based transactions. His clients include innovative startups and larger companies with recognized engineering, technology and media brands. Steve regularly works with companies to leverage, build and implement business models based on the confluence of technology, commerce, regulation and law. This includes proactively identifying risks, managing outcomes, implementing business plans and directly assisting clients with achieving company goals and objectives. READ MORE
Steven’s fundamental IP practice covers a broad range including: patent and copyright-based licensing, supply, distribution, contests and sweepstakes, venture financing, hybrid joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Steven has consistently been named one of The Best Lawyers in America®, named Seattle's "Lawyer of the Year" in CleanTech by Best Lawyers® and has been named a “Washington Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers® magazine. He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues, presenting on topics such as license agreements, copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
Before attending law school, Steven worked as the Director of Research and Strategic Planning for Bozell Worldwide in Los Angeles, an international marketing and advertising agency headquartered in New York. He also spent several years as a partner in the Seattle office of Riddell Williams P.S.
Riddell Williams P.S., Partner (1999-2003)
Bogle & Gates, P.L.L.C., Associate and Senior Associate (1994-1999)
U.S. Federal District Court of Wyoming, Law Clerk to the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer (1992-1993)
Bozell Worldwide, Director of Research and Strategic Planning for Western Division (1983-1989)
Washington State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Seattle Parks and Recreation Basketball League, Coach (2005-2014)
Jewish Family Services
Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
"Seattle Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers®, CleanTech (2021)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark (2009-2022); CleanTech (2009-2013, 2015-2022); Patent Litigation (2009-2018); Intellectual Property (2009-2013)
"Washington Super Lawyer," Thomson Reuters, Intellectual Property (2004-2006, 2008-2020)
"IP Star," Managing Intellectual Property, Patent
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