John is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office whose practice focuses on drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for clients that range from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. These agreements include technology development, licensing arrangements, worldwide distribution, cooperative marketing, and endorsement deals. In addition to negotiating and drafting agreements, John regularly counsels clients on matters involving intellectual property, social media, and privacy issues. John has also represented clients in structuring, drafting, and negotiating sports and entertainment deals including sponsorships and celebrity endorsements.
Prior to joining the Technology Transactions practice group, John gained experience as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. In that role John represented clients in numerous court appearances, negotiation of favorable settlements, and assisting with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission in Washington D.C.
John's professional work extends to his commitment to pro bono services. He has assisted in the drafting of a Ninth Circuit appellate brief on behalf of a Mexican immigrant placed in removal proceedings. He has also provided counsel to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho & Washington, the Washington German Shepherd Rescue, and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wilson was the lead law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office in Eugene, Oregon. He was closely involved with the prosecution of white collar, terrorism, and fraud cases. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Wilson worked for several years as a quality assurance consultant and engineer for a variety of large manufacturing companies in the high tech and defense industries.