Mark Radcliffe is a senior partner who practices corporate securities and intellectual property law at DLA Piper in its Silicon Valley office.

Mark’s practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. During his career, he has represented companies in a wide range of industries from software to semiconductors to entertainment.  He is serving as one of the Co-Chairs of the Blockchain and Digital Assets practice since it was organized. He has worked on a wide range of blockchain and other web3 projects: assisting companies in structuring token sales, representing investors in financings, and many NFT issuances.  

His combination of experience in corporate transactions and intellectual property (particularly open-source licensing) make him particularly well suited to assist on blockchain and web3 issues. He has worked on over 1,000 venture transactions. Virtually all blockchain software is licensed under open-source licenses and he is one of the most experienced open source software lawyers in the world.

Clients particularly value the proactive approach he takes to understanding their needs and the strategic advice that follows.

He has worked with a number of start-ups who are using token offerings to raise capital in addition to venture financing. He was involved in the effort by the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition to enact statutes to define “utility tokens” which was successful. He represented investors in major token fund raisings, including Telegram and Libra.

He has worked on a wide range of non-fungible token transactions, assisting companies in developing terms of use for websites selling NFTs as well as "purchaser agreements" for the NFTs.  He assisted TikTok in their first NFT drop.