Professional Biography

Paul T. Parker Partner

Firmwide Chair, Medical Device Industry Sector; Member, Firmwide Management and Executive Committees

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099


  • Palo Alto

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    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Paul Parker, firmwide chair of Perkins Coie’s Medical Device industry sector, has over 20 years of experience and focuses his practice on emerging medical device companies, with particular experience in cardiovascular, renal neuromodulation, neurostimulation, spinal devices and aesthetic treatments. Paul has represented investors and emerging companies from incubation through acquisition/IPO. In the past two years, he was involved in raising over $100 million in venture funding for emerging medical device companies and has been involved in over $1 billion in acquisitions/IPOs since 2010. Paul also has extensive experience in portfolio development and patent strategies, freedom to operate analyses and other intellectual property due diligence, patent licensing and technology transfer.

2019 Chamber Badge

Ranked by Chambers USA 13 Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Highly recommended in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2012 - 2019
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013, 2014, 2016 - present
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, “Washington’s Super Lawyers," 2001 - 2018
  • Listed in Seattle Magazine, “Seattle’s Best Lawyers," 2003
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers," 2007 - 2019
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 - 2020: Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law

Related Employment

  • Seed & Berry, Seattle, WA, Associate, 1995 - 1999
  • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, Associate, 1993 - 1995





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1993
  • Washington State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1984