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Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe
Partner
DLA Piper

Mark Radcliffe 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 Mark among the top lawyers in his profession. Chambers USA has repeatedly recognized him as "outstanding" and "a leader in open source-related matters." Chambers & Partners has commented that Mark "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." "He is also well known for his specialist expertise on open source matters." The directory stated that Mark "draws praise from peers for his work on the other side of the table in complex outsourcing transactions," and "also has significant expertise in cutting-edge cloud services agreements."

The Legal 500 United States has recommended Mark for "[h]is 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.'" The directory has also stated that he "has particular knowledge of cloud platforms and marketplaces" and "provides strategic IP advice and expertise in cloud computing and social media."

Mark is also listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013, The International Who's Who of Information Technology 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, including the Euromoney's Guide to the World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers, the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009, the 2003 Expert Guide – The World's Leading Trademark Lawyers and many annual editions of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. The ICFM LEADING LAWYERS 500 edition of InterContinental Finance Magazine recognized Mark as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world today. In every year since 2009, Intellectual Asset Magazine 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.