Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing & Technology Transactions

The Firm’s Intellectual Property Department also handles a wide array of licensing and technology transactions, including the sales and acquisition of IP assets. We are involved in all stages of a technology transaction, starting from the strategic evaluation of relationships and target assets, through negotiation, due diligence, and definitive documentation of the transaction.

Our clients include pre-eminent research institutes and universities, as well as some of the world’s largest technology companies.  For example, we represented a leading research university in multiple license-out deals relating to imaging software and bio-adhesive technologies, and counseled universities on development of patent mining and monetization programs.  We also negotiate technology transfer and licensing deal on behalf of Internet start-up company.  We have also advised and assisted various clients in patent acquisition strategies for semiconductor, electronics and automotive technologies.

Our IP attorneys draw from a broad base of technical and industry expertise.  We also have the unique advantage of drawing on a wealth of end-game knowledge imbued by our firm’s intensive IP litigation practice.  As a result, we not only close deals for our clients today, but take every precaution to protect the future of those deals and keep pace with the complex world of technology.  We apply a no-nonsense approach to deal-making that drives down both the time to closing and the overall transaction costs.

The Firm assists clients of all sizes and handles deals from narrowly-tailored solutions to broad-based, volume acquisition of IP assets.  We have represented leading research universities in licensing out key technologies for commercialization, brokered monetization relationships between patent-owners and licensing entities, and assisted global technology companies in defensive acquisition strategies.