Rex B. Stratton has over 40 years of legal experience in litigation, intellectual property, business law and management, corporate finance, and mediation and arbitration. Mr. Stratton counsels clients on trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret protection, licensing and infringement issues, and general business matters. He also prepares trademark and copyright registrations, business formation and organizational documents, license and agreements. He has represented U.S. and foreign clients in both business transactions and litigation, and has experience representing U.S. businesses in dealing with foreign entities as well as with foreign firms doing business in the United States. For many years, Mr. Stratton practiced almost exclusively in the fields of corporate, business, and banking. He has represented numerous banks, finance companies, and security brokers. Until absorbed into the Washington Bankers Association, Mr. Stratton was the outside general counsel to the Community Banks of Washington. For the past 25 years, Mr. Stratton has been extensively engaged in the field of Intellectual Property law, mediation and arbitration.
Outside the office, Rex has been an active member of his community. He is a member of the Middlebury Rotary Club, Addison County Chamber of Commerce, and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Formerly, before moving to Vermont, he served as a volunteer and commissioner for Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.
United States Supreme Court, Washington Supreme Court; Vermont Supreme Court, United States District Court in Vermont, Washington and Colorado; United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Federal Circuit.
Pepperdine University — Mediating the Litigated Case (2006); University of Montana School of Law (J.D., 1970); Wabash College (A.B. Economics/Political Science, 1967)
Washington State Bar Association; Vermont Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)