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Of Counsel | Corporate & Securities

Curtis Hom serves as Of Counsel to Han Santos, helping clients build successful technology business strategies. His work focuses primarily on direct and indirect software licensing and services, technology standards engagements, and on public corporation board of directors' governance and performance evaluations. Prior to joining the firm, Curtis helmed his own boutique Intellectual Properties practice for 11 years.

Curtis brings with him 15 years of corporate experience as a senior attorney at Microsoft. He worked with internal business clients in all aspects of software licensing strategy and engagements with PC manufacturers, network equipment providers, and mobile device manufacturers in North America and around the world. He gained tremendous insight, working in the trenches, helping sales groups develop, update, and negotiate operating system licensing terms. Prior to his time at Microsoft, Curtis also served on the staff of a Federal Senator, and in a large national law firm.

Curtis acted as a Microsoft representative to organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Information Technology Industry Council, IETF, W3C, and Bluetooth SIG, among others. He helped form standards collaborations between Microsoft and other leading core technology companies. He also advocated on behalf of Microsoft and other US companies to standards policy agencies in the People’s Republic of China.

Curtis is an adjunct faculty member in the Intellectual Property Department at the University of Washington School of Law, where he taught for several years. He also lectures occasionally at the Foster School of Business and at the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a cooperative venture between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University.

Finally, Curtis served as a board member of national non-profit organizations such as the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (napaba.org), National Pacific American Center on Aging (napca.org), and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (apaics.org).

“We deliver superior value by practicing technology business law with an insider's perspective: we've been there. We know your challenges. We partner with clients to address legal issues effectively and efficiently.”

Practice Areas & Services:

  • Technology business strategy & Transactions
  • Standards
  • Board Consulting

Admissions & Certifications:

  • US Supreme Court
  • WA State Board
  • NY State Board

Education:

  • J.D. Columbia University School of Law
  • B.S. Economics, University of Minnesota

Languages:

  • English