Our Licensing and Transactions attorneys are accomplished in helping clients formulate and execute many kinds of technology-based transactions. Having been on both sides of the table, we bring to bear experience in business relationships, practices and trends in our clients’ market sectors, and an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant law.

We have negotiated numerous kinds of deals and have drafted the supporting documents and provided after-deal servicing and counsel. An IP transaction has a life that does not end when the ink is dry, and we are there to nurture it when needed.

We also recognize that getting a deal done means being effective with the people on the other side of the table. We understand the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ intellectual property and how that should enter into the picture, and then we provide our clients with terms that will result in a workable relationship.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE BASE

Because we are focused solely on IP, our deep technical experience allows us to analyze the market forces at play and competitors’ technologies in ways most other firms simply cannot do. We are able to project the ways a technology, industry and client’s business are likely to develop. Often, this enables us to suggest ways to anticipate potential opportunities or problems. Sometimes, we are able to suggest other profitable applications for a client’s technology as well as warn of potential pitfalls that may lie ahead.

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS GOALS

Transactions do not take place in a vacuum. We place a premium on understanding our clients’ business objectives right from the start so we can effectively integrate their IP strategies—including transactions—into a plan for meeting those goals. Business context is foundational to effective transactions.

We are known for our ability to identify, evaluate, and structure the right deal in the first place as well as for our skill in preparing and negotiating successful agreements. Because we know the difference between a good deal and a good agreement, our goal is to give our clients both at the end of the day. The result is an agreement that makes sense and meets goals.

Familiar with the driving issues in our clients’ industries, business-focused and able to spot the nuances of both science and law, we are known for our ability to extract high value for our clients. We don’t simply copy the technical terms into boilerplate documents; we shape each situation to match a client’s industry and long range business needs.

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS GOALS

Our group has successfully structured and negotiated a wide range of IP-related deals, small and large. We treat each transaction with the appropriate level of attention. A small deal is not blown into an oversized project, and we strive to keep the big, complex deal manageable.

  • For a technology start-up, negotiated IP provisions in their acquisition by a global consumer electronics company.
  • In a coincidental one month period, we purchased domain names in the aggregate of more than $800,000 for several different clients.
  • For a multi-national company, conducted IP due-diligence of a company with software assets that expanded our client’s service offering.
  • For a consumer products company, we established a license agreement for the sale of branded, virtual goods in an online setting which had to comport with the client’s real world relationship with existing distributors of its physical goods.

Representative Clients

  • Aavid Thermalloy, LLC – manufacturer of thermal management solutions for electronics industry
  • Amphenol - designer and manufacturer of high-speed, high-density connection systems for the networking, communications, storage, and computer server markets
  • Burton Snowboards - developer of products and apparel for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle
  • Davol Inc. - medical device company focused on soft tissue reconstruction, including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants (subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc.)
  • Earth Brands Footwear - designer and developer of health and wellness-oriented footwear
  • Shark Ninja – manufacturer of household cleaning devices and small household appliances and creator of brands Shark® & Ninja®
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd. – producer of injection molding equipment and services for the plastics industry
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals - biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and marketing specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs
  • Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. - confectionery manufacturer whose products include Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops

Our Licensing and Transactions attorneys are accomplished in helping clients formulate and execute many kinds of technology-based transactions. Having been on both sides of the table, we bring to bear experience in business relationships, practices and trends in our clients’ market sectors, and an up-to-date knowledge of the relevant law.

We have negotiated numerous kinds of deals and have drafted the supporting documents and provided after-deal servicing and counsel. An IP transaction has a life that does not end when the ink is dry, and we are there to nurture it when needed.

We also recognize that getting a deal done means being effective with the people on the other side of the table. We understand the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ intellectual property and how that should enter into the picture, and then we provide our clients with terms that will result in a workable relationship.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE BASE

Because we are focused solely on IP, our deep technical experience allows us to analyze the market forces at play and competitors’ technologies in ways most other firms simply cannot do. We are able to project the ways a technology, industry and client’s business are likely to develop. Often, this enables us to suggest ways to anticipate potential opportunities or problems. Sometimes, we are able to suggest other profitable applications for a client’s technology as well as warn of potential pitfalls that may lie ahead.

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS GOALS

Transactions do not take place in a vacuum. We place a premium on understanding our clients’ business objectives right from the start so we can effectively integrate their IP strategies—including transactions—into a plan for meeting those goals. Business context is foundational to effective transactions.

We are known for our ability to identify, evaluate, and structure the right deal in the first place as well as for our skill in preparing and negotiating successful agreements. Because we know the difference between a good deal and a good agreement, our goal is to give our clients both at the end of the day. The result is an agreement that makes sense and meets goals.

Familiar with the driving issues in our clients’ industries, business-focused and able to spot the nuances of both science and law, we are known for our ability to extract high value for our clients. We don’t simply copy the technical terms into boilerplate documents; we shape each situation to match a client’s industry and long range business needs.

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS GOALS

Our group has successfully structured and negotiated a wide range of IP-related deals, small and large. We treat each transaction with the appropriate level of attention. A small deal is not blown into an oversized project, and we strive to keep the big, complex deal manageable.

  • For a technology start-up, negotiated IP provisions in their acquisition by a global consumer electronics company.
  • In a coincidental one month period, we purchased domain names in the aggregate of more than $800,000 for several different clients.
  • For a multi-national company, conducted IP due-diligence of a company with software assets that expanded our client’s service offering.
  • For a consumer products company, we established a license agreement for the sale of branded, virtual goods in an online setting which had to comport with the client’s real world relationship with existing distributors of its physical goods.

Representative Clients

  • Aavid Thermalloy, LLC – manufacturer of thermal management solutions for electronics industry
  • Amphenol - designer and manufacturer of high-speed, high-density connection systems for the networking, communications, storage, and computer server markets
  • Burton Snowboards - developer of products and apparel for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle
  • Davol Inc. - medical device company focused on soft tissue reconstruction, including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants (subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc.)
  • Earth Brands Footwear - designer and developer of health and wellness-oriented footwear
  • Shark Ninja – manufacturer of household cleaning devices and small household appliances and creator of brands Shark® & Ninja®
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd. – producer of injection molding equipment and services for the plastics industry
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals - biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and marketing specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs
  • Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. - confectionery manufacturer whose products include Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops