Mr. Marsing is a retired executive of Intel Corp where he had multiple roles including VP of Technology and Manufacturing Group, and Chief Operating Officer of Intel’s Network Communications Group. He was instrumental in establishing and ramping up semiconductor manufacturing plants and assembly and test facilities worldwide that were needed for new technologies and products. Mr. Marsing demonstrated leadership and innovation in the semiconductor industry in the areas of large scale startups and rapid scaling of new technologies. His technical and organizational experience in delivering new technologies into the marketplace enabled him to be recognized as one of the top 10 Knowledge Leaders in the country.
Dr. F. Paul Carlson
Dr. Carlson is President and CEO of the Carlson Group of Companies in Tacoma, Washington and a co-founder of several other high-technology firms. Dr. Carlson is a consultant to Lucent Technologies in New Jersey and Dallas, Cascade Microtech, Inc., in Portland, Oregon and the Frank Russell Company in Tacoma. Dr. Carlson was Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, at Honeywell, Inc. from 1988 to 1991. Between 1977 and 1988 he was President and CEO of Oregon Graduate Center, where he also founded OGI Telecomm, a shared tenant service provider (STS). He has served on the boards of numerous high technology and Fortune 500 companies including Frank Russell Trust Company, Tektronix, PacifiCorp, Logic Automation (Synopsis), and Cascade Microtech, Inc.
As an attorney, Mr. Harmes concentrates his practice in business law. He focuses on licensing and commercialization of intellectual property, outsourcing, and complex commercial agreements.
Mr. Harmes has negotiated complex development, licensing, distribution, and strategic alliance agreements in a wide variety of industries including software, automotive, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, electronic games, communications, and electronic commerce. He has assisted with establishment of foreign distribution networks and joint ventures worldwide, including in Asia, Europe, Canada, and Central America, and has participated as both lead counsel and intellectual property counsel in numerous significant merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Harmes is a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Technology Law by Martindale-Hubbell™ and is included in The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law and The Best Lawyers in America for 2015. From 1988 through 2000 Mr. Harmes was a partner at the Tonkon Torp law firm in Portland, Oregon, where he served as Chair of the Business Transactions practice group. From 2000 through 2006 he was a partner at DLA Piper and its predecessor firm, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, and was Managing Partner of its Seattle office from 2001 through 2006. From 2006 through mid-2010 Mr. Harmes was a partner at KL Gates and its predecessor firm Preston Gates & Ellis, where he served as Chair of the Licensing and Electronic Transactions practice group through 2009.
Mr. Harmes’ professional activities have included serving on the boards of the University of Washington’s Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology and Bainbridge Island Public Television. He has been a frequent speaker on a variety of technology-related topics and is co-author of a chapter for a legal treatise regarding the commercialization of medical devices.