Mr. Wittow is a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates and practice group coordinator for the firm’s technology and data protection practice group. His work focuses on complex intellectual property, technology and data related transactions and counseling, including the acquisition, development, marketing, licensing and distribution of mobile applications and computing devices, cloud-based software and other types of computing and data management services, other types of technologies, and media content, Mr. Wittow also advises clients on electronic commerce, data privacy and data protection issues, technology litigation settlements, and patent licensing and dispositions.
Mr. Wittow’s recent experience includes assisting domestic and international businesses with the legal issues and agreements associated with the development and operation of data analytics and cloud services, mobile applications, and interactive websites; product and software distribution, including open source software issues; and machine learning and artificial intelligence developments.
Mr. Wittow has represented clients in privacy-related enforcement actions before the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Wittow also has extensive experience with antitrust, unfair practices and copyright litigation in the technology industry, including representation of Microsoft in federal and state antitrust actions, litigation concerning the Java software platform and trade secrets issues.
Mr. Wittow has served as a special assistant attorney general for the attorneys general of Alaska, Oregon and Washington in technology development matters. Mr. Wittow also has served as an expert witness and a dispute resolution panel members in various technology licensing matters.
Mr. Wittow is a frequent presenter and author on cloud computing, copyright and trade secret law developments and technology and patent licensing and transaction issues. Mr. Wittow is an active member of the CLE Board of the intellectual property law section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Wittow is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington and Seattle University law schools, where he teaches Advanced Copyright Law and Arts Legal Clinic courses.