John W. Gregory

Attorney

John is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Finance & Business Transaction practice group.  His broad experience representing emerging and established technology companies from formation through exit helps him deliver timely, actionable, and practical legal advice to his clients.  John regularly counsels companies on formation and founder matters, debt and equity financing, employment and contractor agreements, commercial license agreements, trademark registration and protection, and merger and acquisition transactions. 

Introduction

John is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Finance & Business Transaction practice group.  His broad experience representing emerging and established technology companies from formation through exit helps him deliver timely, actionable, and practical legal advice to his clients.  John regularly counsels companies on formation and founder matters, debt and equity financing, employment and contractor agreements, commercial license agreements, trademark registration and protection, and merger and acquisition transactions. 

Experience & Results

  • Represented patent prosecution software company in their Series Seed and Seed-1 preferred stock financings
  • Represented wave technology company in their Series 3 preferred stock financing
  • Represented data analytics software company in their Series A preferred stock investment from strategic investor
  • Represented hyper-local consumer software company in its initial convertible note financing
  • Represented mobile game company in multiple rounds of convertible note financing
  • Drafted and negotiated enterprise software license for cloud-based software licensor
  • Drafted and negotiated marketing partner agreement for cloud-based software licensor
  • Negotiated cloud-based software license agreement with large local municipality
  • Drafted and negotiated foundational software license from large local university
  • Drafted reseller agreement for online travel software company
  • Drafted and negotiated foundational software development agreements for action-sports technology company
  • Advised data analytics company on service provider equity incentives
  • Filed trademarks for mobile application gaming company
  • Formed web-based gaming company
  • Closed asset sale of mobile medical device company

Education

  • Gonzaga University (B.A., 1999)
  • Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 2006)
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • Editor, Willamette Law Online
  • University of Washington School of Law (LL.M., Intellectual Property Law & Policy, 2011)
    • Outstanding Student Award

Admissions

  • Washington
  • US District Court, Western District of Washington
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • "A Necessary Global Discussion for Improvements to U.S. Copyright Law on Music Sampling," 15 Gonz. J. Int’l L. 72 (2011)