Shook Seattle is headed by Managing Partner Bart Eppenauer, who rejoined Shook after serving as Microsoft’s Chief Patent Counsel for more than a decade. Focusing primarily on intellectual property, patent matters and litigation, Seattle attorneys represent clients in a range of industry and practice areas, including technology and telecommunications, life sciences and biotechnology, data privacy and security, and pharmaceutical and medical devices. 

Our diverse staff brings to their work substantial educational and professional backgrounds in science and technology. Shook Seattle attorneys have degrees in or have worked in the fields of physics, biochemistry, immunology, computer science and molecular genetics, as well as biomedical, electrical, industrial, aeronautical, mechanical and software engineering. 

The Seattle office also publishes Cloud IPQ: Enhancing Your Cloud IP IQ, a blog covering legal developments in this rapidly evolving area of law.

Our attorneys have been honored by inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, The Legal 500 United States, and The Best Lawyers in America.  

Shook Seattle attorneys and staff also devote significant time to pro bono representation and volunteer work with local and national entities that include KIND: Kids in Need of Defense, Pride Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Boys & Girls Club.