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John S. Wilson

Associate
+1.206.370.6658
Fax +1.206.623.7022

Mr. Wilson is an associate in the firm's Seattle office whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation with an additional emphasis on complex commercial litigation.  His experience includes numerous court appearances on behalf of clients, negotiation of favorable settlements, and assisting with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission in Washington D.C.  In the area of intellectual property disputes, Mr. Wilson has experience litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secrets cases on behalf of clients in a variety of markets.

One focus of Mr. Wilson's practice is protecting clients' intellectual property through the enforcement of non-competition agreements.  Mr. Wilson has experience  litigating cases involving both Washington and California's disparate laws on unfair competition in areas including Internet search, cloud computing, telecommunications, business plans, and customer lists. 

Mr. Wilson is also a member of the firm's commercial disputes practice group.  He has experience representing clients in disputes related to contracts, real estate, the Lanham Act, common law unfair competition, the Washington Consumer Protection Act, as well as in other complex litigation matters.

Mr. Wilson'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.

Professional Background

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.

Achievements

  • Named a 2013 Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association
  • In the Matter of Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras, and Components Thereof, (International Trade Commission).   Assist with Section 337 Investigation involving several major consumer electronics companies by drafting of various pleadings, discovery activities, and hearing preparation.
  • In the Matter of Certain Digital Imaging Devices and Related Software (International Trade Commission). Assist with Section 337 Investigation by drafting of various pleadings, discovery activities, and hearing preparation.
  • Amazon.com, Inc. v. Nimbula, Inc. (King County Superior Court). Key member of team representing Amazon in litigation against start-up cloud computing company comprised primarily of former Amazon employees. 
  • Quia Corp. v. Mattel, Inc. (Northern District of California).  Brought trademark infringement case against national toy manufacturer alleging infringement of protected mark owned and used by online math tutoring company.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company v. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (Alameda County Superior Court).   Member of team defending TSMC against Cross-Claims brought by SMIC in this billion dollar trade secret litigation involving trade secrets related to microprocessor manufacturing.
  • Westview Estates Homeowners Association v. Washington First International Bank, et al. (King County Superior Court).  Assist in defending regional bank against construction defect and CPA claims brought by homeowners association.  Involvement included drafting of numerous dispositive motions to eliminate some of plaintiff’s claims, the taking of extensive depositions, and negotiating a favorable result for client.
  • Balaton Condominium Association v. Balaton Condominium LLC, et al. (King County Superior Court).  Member of team representing major national real estate company in a five week jury trial of the first condominium conversion claim to go to trial in Washington state.  Client obtained favorable result.
  • Witham v. Olympic Medical Center (Western District of Washington). Played central role in defeating defendant’s motion to dismiss client’s common law unfair competition claim on novel theory.  Case reached favorable settlement prior to trial.
  • Motricity, Inc. v. Elfman (King County Superior Court). Member of team who obtained Dismissal with Prejudice of multiple claims brought against executive by former employer. 
  • Provide counsel to major national telecommunications company and cell phone service provider regarding compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227.
  • Provide counsel to national high-end kitchen and cooking supply retailer on a variety of intellectual property, contract interpretation and drafting, and sweepstakes matters.