Kevin focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology transactions work. He represents large and small businesses and works with clients on complex licensing, development, distribution and strategic agreements concerning software and hardware, technology patent licensing, multimedia and publishing, and cloud computing services agreements for large and small companies (on both vendor and customer sides) and open source issues.
For more than 20 years, Kevin has worked as outside counsel on significant projects for a Fortune 50 technology company, including semiconductor chip development and sourcing agreements with a variety of major vendors, outbound licensing of patents, collaboration and integration agreements, complex software localization agreements with international vendors, publicity release issues for content production groups, and IP support for various acquisitions. Kevin’s work for other large and small clients has included hardware-related agreements for another major technology company; license and service agreements; and intellectual property due diligence, drafting and negotiations support for the purchase and sale of a number of large and small companies.
Before joining Shook, Kevin was a partner at a small, virtual firm, Ragen Swan PLLC, and had earlier worked as a partner at a large law firm in technology transactions practice. Kevin started his private practice career as a partner at a small law firm where his practice involved complex commercial, employment and personal injury litigation and a variety of transactional matters. After law school, Kevin served as a law clerk to the late Hon. William L. Dwyer in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Kevin is a member of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and has served as its president and as a Ninth Circuit lawyer representative.
Significant intellectual property projects for multiple Fortune 50 technology companies, including agreements for development, purchase and use of semiconductor technology for multiple products, over roughly two decades; in-bound license agreements; technology agreements related to computer security issues; communications technology license agreement with European content provider; agreements for software localization services with European and Asian vendors; and multimedia content agreements.
Advice to Central American sales company concerning contract with U.S. technology manufacturer.
High-dollar outsourcing agreements for financial sector services company.
U.S. intellectual property due diligence, drafting and negotiations for Canadian buyer of U.S. pharmaceutical company.
U.S. intellectual property due diligence and drafting for one of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in Canada in acquisition of U.S. company.
Content hosting and cross-marketing agreement for internet service provider with rock group.
Various intellectual-property-related agreements for large charitable foundation.
Services and license agreements with private vendors to establish the first two statewide public-private virtual school programs for primary and secondary school students in Washington State.
In-bound and out-bound license agreements for various government entities (including a number of school districts).
Intellectual property due diligence, drafting and negotiations support for small companies.
Representation of U.S. security technology company with regard to U.S. aspects of content agreement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.