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Alan Galloway

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Associate
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Alan Galloway focuses his practice on telecommunications and technology. He represents both local and national communications clients before state utility commissions, municipal governments, and in litigation. He has extensive experience with the FCC’s universal service program, including the Lifeline program and the Rural Health Care Program.

In addition to his work in the telecommunications sector, Alan brings a strong background in technology and intellectual property to his practice. He has experience in patent law and litigating software and biotechnology patents.

In litigating software-related disputes, Alan draws on his past experience as a software engineer, including substantial experience in Web-based software development and mobile applications. Besides experience with software patents, he has experience litigating disputes concerning software development contracts, copyright infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Representative Experience

Lifeline service issues for national wireless carriers

Representing clients in obtaining designation authority to provide lifeline service to low-income individuals in states across the country. Successfully worked to obtain, maintain, or expand ETC designation for clients in multiple jurisdictions including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Texas, and Utah. (2009-present)

Franchise agreements for telecommunications and cable providers

Assisting clients in negotiating both cable and telecommunications franchises with various local franchising authorities, as well as in addressing issues concerning municipal communications ordinances, fees for use of municipal rights of way, and delivery of new services over existing facilities. Successfully worked to obtain or renew franchises in Oregon, Washington, and Michigan for several clients. (2011-present)

Couey v. Atkins

Argued before the Oregon Supreme Court, representing the ACLU of Oregon as amicus curiae in an important case interpreting the Oregon Constitution, leading up to the court’s decision to overrule its decision in Yancy v. Shatzer and recognize that it has jurisdiction to hear certain moot cases, including those that are capable of repetition, yet evading review. (2014-2015)

State v. Babson

Cooperated with the ACLU representing defendants against trespass charges for engaging in a vigil on the Oregon Capitol Steps, resulting in overturning convictions at the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. (2008-2015)

Keygene N.V. v. Floragenex, Inc.

Represented biotechnology firm defending patent infringement lawsuit concerning gene sequencing technology. Case settled. (2012)

Software development contract litigation

Represented large software company in contract dispute relating to online game development. (2012)

Software development contract litigation

Represented large software company in breach of contract dispute relating to product royalties and product maintenance fees. (2011)

Kount Inc. v. iovation Inc.

Represented security software owner iovation defending against patent infringement claims brought by competitor. The claims were settled after a magistrate judge entered summary judgment for iovation. (D. Or. 2010)

Software patent litigation

Represented software company defending against patent infringement claims relating to encryption and authentication technologies. (2010)

Additional Qualifications

  • Legal Intern, Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco
  • Summer Associate, Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, Cupertino, Calif.
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Jeremy Fogel, U.S. District Court, San Jose, Calif.
  • Senior Programmer/Analyst, Openwave Systems, Redwood City, Calif.
  • Manager/Software Engineer, Knight Ridder Digital, San Jose, Calif.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair-elect, Oregon State Bar Energy, Telecom & Utility Law Section, 2016
  • Chair, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Commercial Practice Group, 2016
  • Board Member; Youth, Rights, and Justice, 2015-present
  • Co-chair, Multnomah Bar Association Equality & Diversity Committee, 2013-2014
  • Publications Liaison, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2011-2013
  • Volunteer Legal Counselor, East Bay Workers’ Rights Clinic, 2005-2006

Professional Recognition

lifeline program blog