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Mary C. Huang

Fax +1.206.370.6418

Mary Huang is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office whose practice focuses on intellectual property and technology law matters. She advises a diverse range of clients, from startups to multinational companies, on a variety of complex matters and transactions involving technology and intellectual property. Ms. Huang has particular experience dealing with software/platform development and licensing, copyright, trademarks, mobile technology, social media, branding and marketing, and privacy.


Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Huang was an IP and technology lawyer for a pre-eminent IP team in a law firm in Sydney, Australia. She has extensive experience dealing with global companies on matters of international scale involving cross-border issues, significant intellectual property assets, and complex technology. In working with clients in a wide range of industries, including technology; retail; health and wellbeing; hospitality; telecommunications; and gaming, she is familiar with the different business needs in addressing legal and regulatory issues.

In addition to her experience as a lawyer, Ms. Huang was a research assistant for Professor Franco Ferrari at New York University School of Law while pursuing her LL.M. at the law school. Her research focused on international sales law and conflict of law issues in the context of international transactions. She has worked in-house for Canon (the leading global developer and manufacturer of imaging and optical products), where she has experience working with engineers to develop emerging technology by providing business-friendly legal solutions.


  • Winner, Australasian Law Student Association (ALSA) Mooting Competition, Australia, 2010
  • "Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001: Implications for Internet Gambling in Australia," 17(2) Gaming Law Review and Economics, 129-133, 2013
  • "Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Google, Inc. [2012] FCA FC 49," 12(3) E-Commerce Law Reports, 12-13, 2012
  • "The problems of openness – effective regulation of open source software," 1(1) International Journal of Technology, Policy and Law, 48-63, 2012

Intellectual Property, Media and Technology

  • Represented an Australian and New Zealand health industry association in various technology-related transactions and corporate matters.
  • Represented technologies companies, retail companies, direct selling companies, gaming companies, and other corporate clients in the preparation of IP and technology-related advice and agreements.
  • Represented telecommunication providers in the preparation of call center services agreements.
  • Represented gaming and sports wagering clients in the preparation of sports branding and marketing agreements.
  • Represented a diverse range of corporate clients in privacy matters, including drafting and reviewing privacy policies and privacy handbooks.


  • Represented a large international gaming technology company in a dispute concerning trademark infringement in Macau. Achieved settlement for a confidential sum.