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Mary Atkinson

Fax +1.206.623.7022

Mary Atkinson is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. She focuses her practice on assisting and counseling clients in obtaining, protecting, and leveraging intellectual property in the chemical and biotechnology arts. Her technical experience includes 10 years as a research scientist at the University of Washington in the areas of genetics and molecular biology. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Ms. Atkinson assists clients in intellectual property due diligence, technology licensing agreements, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-practice opinions.

Ms. Atkinson also provides legal advice and support to life sciences clients in the areas of pre-clinical and clinical drug development. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements associated with the conduct of clinical trials worldwide, such as research collaboration agreements with universities, manufacturing and supply agreements, material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements with contract research organizations and institutions, indemnification agreements, and informed patient consent.

This is a temporary biography. A complete biography will be available soon.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Washington State Patent Law Association

Additional Information

  • Research Scientist, University of Washington, Department of Pathology, 1989 to 1999