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Jane Eckels

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Jane Eckels practices in the areas of information technology and intellectual property, with a focus on e-commerce and information technology transactions. She has extensive experience structuring and negotiating complex IP licenses and commercial agreements involving software, hardware, Internet technologies, and services.

Practice Highlights

E-Commerce and Technology Providers
Jane represents organizations developing and providing software, e-commerce and other technology products and services in establishing standard business offerings and negotiating more complex or specialized deals. Jane has significant experience in providing strategic advice and crafting related agreements tailored to each client’s business, whether startups or multinational corporations. Her experience includes drafting, negotiating and advising on:
  • Software licensing and support service offerings, including traditional licensing, software as a service (SaaS), ASP agreements and web-based services
  • Private label e-commerce and mobile commerce marketplace services, platform service offerings, and custom e-commerce solutions
  • Social networking, digital media, user-generated content, website privacy policies and terms of use
  • Design and development projects, including joint development, proprietary and open source projects
  • Licensing, bundling and distribution agreements, including dealer, sub-distribution and end-user terms and conditions
  • Joint marketing, promotional agreements and co-branded service offerings
  • Manufacturing, supply, distribution and sales representative/finder arrangements
  • Advises on copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues

Technology Procurement
Jane also represents communications companies, government agencies, health care organizations, large retailers and wholesalers, and many other types of organizations in connection with the technology procurement. She has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on software and system acquisitions, development and implementation services, support and maintenance agreements, and outsourcing services. Her work on procurement projects includes:
  • Software, equipment and system acquisitions and support services, including software as a service (SaaS) and ASP agreements
  • Master agreements for ongoing procurement of hardware, software and professional services
  • Software as a service (SaaS), ASP agreements and web-based services
  • Outsourcing, consulting, customization, implementation, training and other professional services
  • Website design and hosting services
  • Fulfillment, distribution, and warehousing agreement
  • Collocation, ISP and voice and data services to establish and support company data center

Health Information Technology
Jane works extensively with hospitals, practice groups, trade associations, and health care technology vendors on health information technology matters, including:
  • Acquisition of electronic health record (EHR) systems for hospitals and practice groups, including as EHR donation
  • Licensing of telemedicine and emergency management systems
  • Software and system procurement for establishing health information exchanges (HIEs) and regional health information organizations (RHIOs), traditional licensing and hosted models
  • Acquisition of diagnostic, practice management and communications equipment and systems
  • Licensing and distribution of medical technology products, including establishment of sub-distributors, dealers and end user terms and conditions
  • Data analysis services, including issues of compliance, ownership, use, confidentiality, privacy and security

Professional & Community Activities

  • Health Information Technology Group, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Legal Aspects of the Enterprise Task Force, Health Information Management Systems Society
  • Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Arts Legal Clinic, 1999-2006
  • Volunteer Attorney, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, 2006
  • President, Earshot Jazz Society Board, 2001-2006
  • Volunteer Attorney, Northwest Immigrants' Rights Project, 1997-2003

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Intellectual Property Litigation by Best Lawyers, 2017-present; named in Technology Law, 2017
  • Selected to “Washington Rising Stars,” Thomson Reuters, 2002-2008