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Trevor M. Gates

Fax +1.206.623.7022
Trevor Gates is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s Seattle office who helps clients protect and commercialize their technology and intellectual property assets. His practice includes drafting and negotiating intellectual property-related agreements, conducting intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, solving privacy and data security concerns, and assisting companies develop comprehensive intellectual property strategies. Mr. Gates also has particular experience assisting clients with software and  pharmaceutical intellectual property matters, drafting and negotiating sports and entertainment deals, and counseling clients on copyright issues, including those related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Professional Background

Mr. Gates was a K&L Gates summer associate in 2014. He also served as a graduate fellow for the University of Oregon Innovation Partnership Services where he worked with Oregon RAIN, a regional business accelerator, to provide strategic corporate and intellectual property work for emerging companies. During law school, Mr. Gates served as an extern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Oregon.


  • Nancy Farmer Distinguished Service Award, Oregon Law Review (2015)
  • Maxine Lee Award for Editorial Excellence, Oregon Law Review (2014)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association