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Mauricio Uribe

Mauricio has extensive experience in comprehensive client counseling in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has counseled various clients on patent and technology licensing matters, including standards essential patent licensing. He has also been very active in the prosecution of patent applications in both the electrical engineering and computer software fields.

For more than 15 years, Mauricio has engaged in numerous licensing strategy and license negotiations for various clients.  He has extensive experience representing clients with regard to standard essential patent licensing matters and is well versed in case law and licensing models throughout the world.  Mauricio has helped clients set up licensing programs, identify and cultivate essential patent assets, develop responses to licensing offers and develop holistic licensing programs.

Mauricio has traveled extensively throughout the world assisting clients with key license negotiations.

Mauricio also has wide-ranging experience in developing patent portfolios and intellectual property assets.  He also provides counsel on patentability, due diligence and infringement mitigation matters and comprehensive intellectual property programs including litigation and complex, global patent and technology licensing.

He joined the firm as a partner in the Seattle office in 2008.

University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.
University of Missouri – Columbia, B.S., Computer Engineering, cum laude
University of Missouri – Columbia, B.S., Electrical Engineering
State Bar of Kansas
State Bar of Missouri
State Bar of Washington
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Court – District of Kansas
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court – Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court – Western District of Washington
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chemical, Industrial & Materials


HVAC & Passive Ventilation


Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Fiber Optic Networks

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks




Wireless Local Area Networks

Consumer Products & Services

Aesthetics & Personal Care Products

Sporting Goods & Recreation

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT

Fashion & Beauty


Financial Services & Business Methods

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Cloud Computing

Cryptocurrency & Encryption

Data Privacy

Dispute Resolution

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Media, Advertising & Entertainment


Digital Distribution

Mobile Applications


Musical Instruments and Accessories

Online Games

Social Media


Video Games and Interactive Entertainment

Medical Devices & Procedures

AI & Machine Learning

Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices


Sleep Apnea

Sports Medicine

Transportation & Vehicles

Air conditioning / Heating systems

Auto Care

Automotive Transportation & Powersports


Brake Systems

Diagnostic Equipment

Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)


Fleet Management


Personal Motorized Recreation Vehicles (ATVs, Snow Vehicles, Personal Watercraft)

Suspension Components

Transportation Equipment

Antitrust & Competition Litigation
Brand Portfolio Management
Covered Business Method (CBM)
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions and Counseling
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret Protection Advice, Counseling, Employee & Nondisclosure Agreements
Trademark & Brand Protection
Trademark Enforcement
U.S. Patent Prosecution

Mr. Uribe has received multiple awards and has been honored in both national and international forums for his legal accomplishments:

  • Named in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s “Global Leaders” guide (2022-2023)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2014 – 2023). In the 2018, 2019 and 2023 – 2024 editions, he was recognized for his work in Patent Law, Information Technology Law, and Technology Law. He was also named Seattle’s “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Information Technology Law (2020, 2022, and 2024) and Patent Law (2020 and 2022)
  • Named one of the “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” in the Patent 1000 guide for Transactions and Prosecution by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine (2012 – 2023). The 2021 guide stated, “Uribe complements his pure-play prosecution skills with a deft licensing touch.” The 2022 guide recognized him as “a standard essential patents and licensing expert who plays an important role for his clients as an IP protector, negotiator and counselor.” The 2023 guide described Mauricio as someone who “has a deep knowledge of patent law and can easily translate technical information into lay terms. He is very creative, and thinks outside the box and strategically about both the immediate and the long-term goals of his clients. Mauricio is great to work with and gives his clients his full attention, whether they are small or large companies.” 
  • Named a Washington “Super Lawyer” (2018 – 2019) for his work in intellectual property law by Super Lawyers magazine
  • Named as one of Washington’s “Rising Stars” in intellectual property litigation in Super Lawyers magazine (2012 and 2013)
  • Named as Washington Law & Politics Rising Star (2004 ‑ 2008)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, National Meeting Speaker, 2006

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Board of Directors, MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, Inc.

King County Bar Association

Washington State Patent Lawyers Association

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