Shannan Frisbie is a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions group at the global law firm of K&L Gates. Her practice includes drafting and negotiating technology and intellectual property-related agreements including development, acquisition, license, and outsourcing agreements. Shannan advises a variety of clients on issues relating to the acquisition and use of technology, protection of intellectual property assets, and commercial exploitation of technology through online and offline channels.
Shannan’s practice includes substantial work with consumer electronics, telecommunications, and wireless technology companies on new product development, operations, marketing, procurement, content, and licensing transactions and initiatives, as well as work on arts and entertainment related matters. In addition to representing a number of established public companies, Shannan has advised a number of venture backed technology companies on issues ranging from protection of intellectual property assets and commercial exploitation of those assets through online and offline channels. She has worked with: HTC; T-Mobile U.S.A.; Microsoft; OpenCar; Sinch; SoftCard; Russell Investments; MTI; and Rick Steves.
In addition to her work at K&L Gates, Shannan has put in many hours providing pro bono legal advice through Washington Lawyers for the Arts and served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law for 7 years. She was recognized in 2008 as one of the top 10 licensing and internet lawyers by Washington CEO magazine and has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law and Politics magazine nine consecutive years (2003-2012).