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K.E. Love

Fax +1.206.623.7022
Ms. Love is an attorney in the firm’s Seattle office whose practice focuses on technology transactions, data protection, and agribusiness. She has expertise in technology services, software licensing, sales and distribution, product development, supply and distribution, data center and infrastructure, and agribusiness. Ms. Love has a background in global transactions, including Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Her clients include major technology, US telecommunications, consumer electronics, and international manufacturing companies.


Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Love served as Associate General Counsel for an international video game developer and publisher where she worked closely with and advised executives and senior leaders on operations, manufacturing, and distribution. In addition, Ms. Love has led legal affairs at a leading US telecommunications company, a global consumer electronics and manufacturing firm, and a national cable television operator.

Ms. Love has extensive experience in the United States and abroad on a wide array of legal and business areas, including operations, corporate strategy, technology and content licensing and development, marketing and advertising, sales and distribution, human resources, product management, manufacturing, compliance, and privacy and security matters. In addition, she counseled on best practices and negotiated contracts such as intellectual property and software licensing agreements. She has represented clients in multiple cross-border transactions and global outsourcing for logistics, fulfillment, and manufacturing. Ms. Love also specializes in agribusiness agreements for wine and vineyard companies.


  • Received the HTC 2011 and 2013 President's Awards for excellence in supporting the business operations and partnering with the business teams. Received one of the 2013 Top 100 HTC Global Employee Awards.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Video Game Bar Association
Ms. Love is also an active member of her community. She served on the Board of Directors of Education First—a national, nonprofit association that focuses on providing need-based college scholarships to students attending high schools with historically low percentages of college applicants - from 2006-2011.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "What Corporate Counsel Need to Know about Antitrust", at conference entitled "Annual Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices", sponsored by Washington State Bar Association, November 2013
  • Speaker, "The Future of Handsets and Mobile Devices", at program entitled "The Future of Mobile and Mobile Applications" sponsored by Federal Communications Board Association and Washington Technology Industry Association, July 2013
  • Panelist, "Calling All Kids! Best Practices for Mobile Media Marketing", at conference entitled "Advertising to Kids 3 .0" for the Children's Advertising Review Unit Annual Conference, October 2010
  • Panelist, "Special Issues in Retail Leasing: Use Clauses, Exclusives, Continuous Operations", at conference entitled "Commercial Real Estate Leases" presented by Law Seminars International, December 2008
  • Negotiated various software, content and technology licenses, services, and development agreements, product supply and distribution agreements, application preload agreements, inbound and outbound licensing agreements, and other transactions for major technology clients including US telecommunications company and international manufacturing company.
  • Represented client in transaction with outsourcing provider to manufacture consumer electronics in Latin America for distribution in North and South America.
  • Negotiated tooling and prototype deals with manufacturers.
  • Drafted and negotiated various product development related agreements, including software and hardware development and license agreements.
  • Represented international client in transaction with multiple outsourcing provider to manufacture consumer electronics in Asia for distribution in Europe and Asia.
  • Negotiated distribution deals with distributors for consumer electronics including handsets, tablets and related accessories.
  • Represented client in outsourcing deal for forward logistics, kitting, warehousing, and fulfillment activities for consumer devices.
  • Negotiated various supply agreements with providers for semiconductor and other components used in consumer devices.
  • Represented client in multiple cross-border repair and reverse logistics activities for consumer devices.
  • Negotiated licensing deal with provider for semiconductor and related software.
  • Represented client in transaction to manufacture and distribute video game products.
  • Negotiated international distribution deals with distributors for software products including video games and other applications.
  • Represented software developer in license of software to various technology companies.
  • Represented international technology company for the co-development and sale of consumer electronics in US market.
  • Negotiated various supply agreements and services agreements for new data center for US telecommunications company.
  • Undertook intellectual property due diligence in connection with several acquisition and investment transactions.