Drew Palmer is a patent attorney specializing in litigation and conflict resolution in the software, internet and other high technology industries. Drew handles patent, copyright and trademark infringement matters for his clients, as well as assists in the protection and enforcement of his client’s other intellectual property interests. One of the principal focuses of his practice involves counseling businesses with regard to their obligations and rights associated with a variety of software, internet, service and other license agreements.
Prior to attending law school, Drew was a successful executive in the software industry. His experience as a former consultant, programmer, and worldwide manager for maintenance renewals at Siebel Systems, Inc. has provided him with a unique and invaluable perspective regarding the business motivations and common practices in enterprise software. As an attorney, Drew leverages his knowledge and experience to assist clients in navigating the complex legal issues surrounding the procurement and use of information technology.
As a result of his technical background, coupled with his specialization in intellectual property, Drew has handled a variety of matters, including:
- Drafted and negotiated hundreds of software licensing agreements, including agreements related to software-as-a-service, internet hosting, software development, enterprise software, and open-source technology.
- Supervised the defense of software audits related to allegations of non-compliant use of the licensed technology.
- Litigated a variety of intellectual property matters, including claims of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, violations of the Anti-Cybersquatting Act, patent infringement, and trade secret misappropriation, and reverse domain name hijacking.
- Prosecuted and defended Uniform Domain Resolution Policy (UDRP) arbitrations.
- Advised clients on issues related to electronic discovery preparation and compliance.
Drew graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2006, where he received the National Moot Court Competition Award, the College of Law Association Scholarship, the Legal Clinic Distinguished Student Award, and the Pro Bono Award. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 from Brown University.
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- Siebel Systems, Inc., World wide Group manager of Maintenance Renewals
- Monsanto, Senior Lead Programmer
- Grant Thornton LLP, Consultant
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Oklahoma Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association (Member of IP)
- American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section and Science and Technology Section
Honors & Awards
- Ranked in Chambers Band 2 (Intellectual Property)
- The Best Lawyers in America in Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trade Secrets Law (2014 - Present)
- The Duty to Notify: The Ethical Use of Metadata in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 78, No. 34
- Speaker, "Managing IT Licensing From a Legal Perspective," 2013 Tulsa Techfest (October 2013)
- Speaker, "IT Compliance Audits," Oklahoma IT Symposium (August 2014)
- Speaker, "IT Compliance Audits," Fort Worth IT Symposium (August 2014)
- Speaker, "IT Compliance Audits," San Antonio IT Symposium (September 2014)
- Speaker, "A Day in the Life of a Hospital Administrator: Intellectual Property," 25th Annual Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Update (April 2015)
- Speaker, "Keeping Your Promises: The Feds are Watching," Crowe & Dunlevy and BKD Cybersecurity and Fraud Half-Day Seminar (July 2015)
- Speaker, "Balancing the Interests: The Revolution in Healthcare Information," 26th Annual Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Update (May 2016)
- Speaker, Oklahoma Society for Healthcare Quality & Risk Management Seminar (June 2016)