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Intellectual Property

Clients rely on our extensive experience in intellectual property, technology and privacy law in connection with transactional matters, including multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity offerings, financings, restructurings and bankruptcies, licenses, outsourcing and other strategic arrangements.

The world’s most dynamic companies and private equity firms have turned to us for advice in all aspects of IP, technology, privacy and new media in hundreds of transactions. Clients benefit from the diversity of our experience across sectors, including software and technology, media and entertainment, financial services, information services, apparel, retail and consumer products, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, internet, mobile and social media and non-profits.

For each client we offer tailored legal knowledge combined with our ability to think commercially in a fast-paced deal environment. We are creative drafters and respected negotiators who are known for getting complex deals done well.

Featured Clients and Transactions

Transaction Value
Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of Dell $24.4 billion
Tyco in its separation into three publicly traded companies $20.5 billion
Underwriters in Apple’s bond offering $17 billion
Underwriters in Facebook’s IPO $16 billion
Microsoft in its acquisition of Skype $8.5 billion
Microsoft in its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business $7.2 billion
Microsoft in its investment in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK business $300 million
“IP transactions practice is commended for providing ‘commercial, thoughtful advice.’”
The Legal 500 2013 (quoting a client)

Intellectual Property Analytics

Increasingly, business leaders are demanding hard data from in-house counsel to back up IP investment, risk allocation, and tactical litigation decisions. Our team launched its own technology platform and analytics database—a unique combination of patent litigation, ownership and transactional intelligence—to help our clients craft and communicate better IP strategies and add business value. The Firm’s work in this area has been recognized by the Financial Times, Law360 and other major legal and financial publications.

Our new platform and analytic approach allows our clients to:

  • Achieve cost efficiencies with respect to patent maintenance and development costs
  • Focus motion practice in patent litigation
  • Identify, buy and sell individual patents and patent portfolio(s)
  • Identify diligence risks and support better IP terms in corporate transactions
  • Evaluate offensive and defensive IP risks
Practice of the Year
Our technology lawyers were named a Practice Group of the Year by Law360 2013

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