Rich Alaniz’s practice emphasizes patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, software licensing, and related client counseling. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rich gained more than ten years of experience in data processing, computer software, and related technologies. During those ten years, he held such positions as Marketing Director, Product Marketing Manager, Marketing Services Manager and Division Manager for a variety of high-technology companies. Rich is a frequent speaker to professional groups on technology and the law, teaching continuing legal education classes for the University of Washington School of Law, the King County Bar Association, the Washington Law Institute, and other professional education organizations. He is also active in state and local bar activities dealing with technological legal issues. He has published papers on topics including copyright, e-commerce, legal ethics and digital signatures. Rich also consults with other law firms on technology issues that include the use of technology and the legal practice of evidentiary extraction. Rich received his law degree from Seattle University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.
- J.D., Seattle University
- B.S., University of Iowa