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MARCH 25, 2019 – The technology practice group at Davis Wright Tremaine, adviser to some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies, has expanded with the addition of Davina Childs Inslee, a former lead counsel at Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good fund, Vulcan, and T-Mobile.
Ms. Inslee brings to the firm more than 25 years of experience handling a full spectrum of technology and intellectual property matters, including: the negotiation of complex product co-development agreements; collaborative research agreements; public-private partnerships with companies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions; tech-transfer; and patent licensing and commercialization. She has served companies operating in such varied industries as telecommunications, biotech, energy, and global health.
“Our clients are increasingly involved in initiatives that have global impact—whether they’re developing next-generation technology, engaged in high-impact philanthropy, working to shape public policy, or seeking other ways to affect change,” said Pete Johnson, Davis Wright Tremaine’s Seattle partner-in-charge. “Davina has been supporting the success of those missions for most of her career. Her strategic vision and leadership will be a tremendous resource for our clients.”
Ms. Inslee served most recently as lead counsel for the Intellectual Ventures technology-development fund, Global Good and Research. Created by Bill Gates and focused on a shared vision with Nathan Myhrvold, Global Good invents, licenses, and deploys technology that draws on machine-learning, molecular diagnostics, imaging, biosensing, and biotechnology to solve some of humanity’s most daunting problems.
Prior to that role, Ms. Inslee spent a decade as chief IP counsel at Vulcan Inc., where she served affiliates such as Vulcan Energy, Interval Licensing, Vulcan Philanthropy, Vulcan Technology, Vulcan Labs, Vulcan Productions Inc., Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Allen Institute for Brain Science. Her work included the successful launch of several technology startups.
“I began my career in the private practice of law and am delighted to be returning to that role at a firm as dynamic, collegial, and forward-thinking as Davis Wright Tremaine,” said Ms. Inslee. “In addition to the firm’s many top-tier established clients, the firm’s Project W initiative is having a tremendous impact on the advancement of women-led startups around the country and I can’t wait to help support those efforts.”
Ms. Inslee received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Purdue University and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.
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