Alex Modelski

Shareholder

Alex Modelski

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Alex Modelski is a shareholder in Karr Tuttle Campbell’s Emerging Growth, Intellectual Property and Technology practice groups. Mr. Modelski focuses his practice on counseling technology and non-technology clients in connection with a vast array of matters, including but not limited to: business formations, partnerships and joint ventures, acquisition and sale of private companies, multimedia and internet law, nearly all things intellectual property (copyright, trademark, licensing, patents, and more), and Cannabis law.

Alex Modelski is a Shareholder in Karr Tuttle Campbell’s Emerging Growth, Intellectual Property and Technology, and Cannabis practice groups.

He began his legal career at Texas Instruments Incorporated, where he represented the Data Systems Group, which produced the company’s first desktop computers. Since moving to the Northwest in 1999, Alex has counseled technology and non-technology clients in connection with matters such as business formation (corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), partnerships and joint ventures, funding, acquisition and sale of private companies, contract drafting and negotiation, technology licensing, copyright and trademark filing and licensing, patent licensing, computer, multimedia and internet law, trade secret and privacy law, cybersecurity, software licensing, compliance audits, nondisclosure and assignment of inventions agreements, hosting and development agreements, distribution and reseller agreements, and leases. Alex also counsels employers and employees on matters such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-interference, incentive plans, disputes and employee investigations.

Alex is legal advisor to the Seattle Angel Conference, helped form and is legal advisor to the Seattle Angel Fund, and Seattle Angel, a nonprofit corporation that provides education to entrepreneurs and angel investors.

He is a contributing member of the Law of Commerce in Cyberspace Committee (Business Section, WSBA), has lectured on licensing, privacy and securities matters, has served on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the WSBA, helped revise Washington State’s trademark, electronic impersonation and digital signatures statutes, and co-chaired the WSBA’s Intellectual Property Institute. Alex served as board member and chairman of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest and was the 2013 recipient of the Global MIT Enterprise Forum Excellence Award.

Alex’s community service has included service as a director of the Bellevue Schools Foundation and director of the Eastside Heritage Center and he has traveled internationally with students from the Newport High School Cisco Networking Academy to install computer labs with Internet connectivity in needy schools in Slovakia, Turkey and Antigua.

  • Speaker, “Term Sheets and Due Diligence for Angels and Entrepreneurs,” Seattle Angel, August 2016
  • Speaker, “What’s New in Equity Compensation,” Seattle Angel, May 2016
  • Speaker, “Term Sheets for Angels and Entrepreneurs,” Seattle Angel, December 2015
  • Speaker, “Business Law Seminar: Staying Cool in a Climate of Change,” WSBA CLE, May 2015
  • Speaker, “Advising the New Tech Startup: Ongoing Transactions and Exit Strategies,” WSBA CLE, April 2015
  • Co-author, report to WSBA Board of Governors on the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act” on behalf of Law of Commerce in Cyberspace subcommittee of Business Law Section, January 2015
  • Moderator, “Venture Lab: Accelerators and Incubators,” MIT Enterprise Forum Panel, November 2014
  • Speaker, “SAC: Convertible Note Structure for SAC Investments,” Seattle Angel Conference, August 2014
  • Presenter, “Online Privacy,” SURF Incubator, January 2013
  • Panelist, “Recent Cyberspace and E-commerce Legislation,” WSBA Business Law Section Midyear: Staying Ahead of the Curve—Emerging Issues for Business Lawyers, May 2012
  • Co-Chair, “Licensing Essentials for Business and Technology Lawyers,” WSBA CLE, 2004
  • Co-Chair, “Intellectual Property Section IP Institute,” WSBA CLE, 2002, 2003
  • “Email and the Law of Privacy,” The Seminar Group, October 2001
  • “Drafting License Agreements—Tips for Successful Transactions,” Law Seminars International, October 2001
  • “Drafting Online License Agreements Top 10 Tips,” Law Seminars International, December 2000
  • Seattle Angel Fund, Counsel
  • Seattle Angel Conference, Counsel
  • Seattle Angel, a nonprofit corporation, Counsel
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Securities Law Section
    • Law of Commerce in Cyberspace Committee, 1999-present, current Chair
    • Intellectual Property Section, 2000-present
    • Intellectual Property Executive Committee, 2000-2004
  • MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest
    • Board of Directors 2012-2014
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Trademark Review and Revision Committee, 2001-2003
  • Northwest Entrepreneur Network
    • Former chairman and director 2001-2010
  • Entrepreneur University
    • Chair, 2001-2002
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1982
  • B.A., University of Michigan, high honors, with distinction, 1979
  • Washington State Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, 2018

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