Mark F. Radcliffe, a partner with DLA Piper, concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing, cloud computing and copyright and trademark issues.
Leading international legal publishers consistently rank Mr. Radcliffe among the top lawyers in his profession. The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners has repeatedly named him in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and has described him as "outstanding" and "a leader in open source-related matters." It has also commented that Mr. Radcliffe "has a wealth of experience in the technology sector. Clients particularly value the proactive approach he takes to understanding their needs and the strategic advice that follows."
Legal 500 also recognizes him, stating: "His expertise in providing strategic IP advice, with particular specialism in open-source matters, has won him plaudits. Indeed, one client describes him as 'probably the best lawyer in his field.'"
He is also listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013, The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers in every edition since 2008, and in numerous other guides. In every year since 2009, Intellectual Asset Magazine has named him among the "IAM 250 - The World's Leading IP Strategists." In 1997, the National Law Journal cited him as one of America's 100 most influential lawyers. The San Francisco Business Times has named him among the best lawyers in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Radcliffe is a frequent speaker and publisher on the legal issues surrounding open source, the Internet and IP.
Mr. Radcliffe received his J.D. from Harvard, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award; his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan; and a Certificate of Completion from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is admitted to practice in California.