John Bossert

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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3rd Avenue 1201
Seattle 98101 WA US

John Bossert focuses his practice on intellectual property matters. Before joining Davis Wright Tremaine, and while attending law school, John worked as a software engineer, database developer/architect, and project/program manager. As an engineer, John worked for both Fortune 100 companies and start-ups where he designed and implemented internal and customer-facing web and database applications, and managed teams of software engineers, technicians, and technical writers.

As a consultant, John advised senior management on the adoption of open source software strategies and assisted wireless communication companies and other organizations procure and implement database technologies.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Summer Associate, 2016; Law Clerk, 2016-2017 – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle
  • Legal Intern (Administrative Law), Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic at Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, 2017
  • Senior Consultant, Matisia Consultants, Seattle, 2015-2016
  • Senior Data Architect/Senior Software Development Manager/Platform Solutions Manager, Hubspan/Liaison Technologies, Seattle, 2007-2015
  • Senior Database Architect, Incentra Solutions NW, Kirkland, Wash., 2005-2007
  • Director of Information Technology, Affidian, Seattle, 2002-2004
  • Systems Engineer/Technical Account Manager, Dazel/Hewlett Packard, Bellevue, Wash., 1997-2000
  • Technical Team Lead/Senior Sales Consultant, Oracle Corporation,  Bellevue, Wash., 1993-1997
  • Founder/Senior Consultant, Thalatta Corporation, Bellevue, Wash., 1985-1997
  • Systems Analyst, Boeing Computer Services, Seattle, 1982-1987

Professional & Community Activities:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2016-present
  • Washington State Patent Law Association, 2016-present
  • Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of Court, 2015-present
  • Federal Bar Association, 2017-present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2017-present
  • King County Bar Association, 2017-present


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2017
    • Associate Editor, Seattle University Law Review
    • Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Scholarship
    • President, Intellectual Property Law Society
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Concentration, Purdue University, 1982
    • University/Industry Co-Op Program Certificate


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