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Tech-savvy dealmakers. Licensing & Transactions
We put our experience helping clients formulate and execute technology-based transactions to work for your business. IP transactions don’t die when the ink dries, and we will be there to help nurture your deals as they develop and change.
Getting a deal done requires effective cooperation from all parties. Having been on both sides of the table, we bring to each deal our experience in business relationships, trends in your market sectors, and cutting-edge knowledge of the relevant technology and law. We understand the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ intellectual property and we work with you to create the best possible agreement - and a good working relationship.
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.
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 you both.
Familiar with the driving issues in our clients’ industries, business-focused, and able to spot the nuances of both science and law, we put our ability to extract high value to work for you. We don’t simply copy the technical terms into boilerplate documents; we shape each situation to match your industry and long-range business needs.
We have experience structuring a wide range of IP-related deals, including:
- Patent/technology, copyright and trademark licenses, sales, and acquisitions
- Joint venture and other types of collaboration agreements
- Joint development agreements
- Know-how and trade secret agreements
- Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
- Consulting and employment agreements
- Software licenses (including open source licenses), web-related agreements and escrow agreements
- Software/product development agreements
- Distributorship and reseller agreements (domestic and international)
- IP holding company agreements
- Brokerage agreements
- University licenses (acting for the university or the licensee)
- Material transfer agreements
- CREATE Act agreements
- Manufacturing and supply agreements for proprietary products
Why clients say we exceed their expectations.
They’re outstanding in all respects.
When it comes to business strategy or in regards to a deal we may have with a licensee, I go to them for advice, and it’s been a good experience.
In the acquisition conversations, we like to use them in financial transactions for the representations and disclosures. The clarity of thinking and expression of that thinking is very important.
On licensing deals, they have exceeded our expectations by making themselves available to us around the clock if necessary.
Licensing & Transactions Experience
For a technology start-up, negotiated IP provisions in their acquisition by a global consumer electronics company.
In a coincidental one-month period, purchased domain names in the aggregate of more than $800,000 for several different clients.
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