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Technology and intellectual property assets are a significant, if not fundamental, component of most business transactions. Our Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice brings together deal-savvy corporate generalists with technical and legal expertise in IP law across many asset classes. We leverage this knowledge to address our clients’ critical intellectual property needs, devising transactional strategies to identify opportunities and unlock the hidden value of intangible assets.

Client News

Client News

Apollo Completes $7.5 Billion Acquisition of Lumen Technologies’ Telecom Platform, Creating Brightspeed

Paul, Weiss advised funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. affiliates in their $7.5 billion acquisition of incumbent local exchange carrier assets and associated operations in 20 states from Lumen Technologies, a Louisiana-based telecommunications company.

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HPS Invests in OneTeam Partners

Paul, Weiss advised HPS Investment Partners (HPS) as lead investor and lender in a structured preferred investment and term loan facility in OneTeam Partners (OneTeam), a leader in commercializing group licensing rights of professional and collegiate athletes.

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Amazon to Acquire iRobot in $1.7 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising Amazon in its all-cash acquisition of iRobot, a producer of innovative cleaning products for the home, including the Roomba robot vacuum.

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Searchlight Capital Partners, in Partnership With Rêv Worldwide, to Acquire Netspend

Paul, Weiss is advising Searchlight Capital Partners in its $1 billion all-cash acquisition, in partnership with fintech company Rêv Worldwide, Inc., of Netspend’s consumer business from Global Payments.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Technology Practice Named Law360 “Practice Group of the Year”

Paul, Weiss won Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognition for its achievements in 2021 in the Technology category.

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IBM Completes Spin-Off of Kyndryl

Paul, Weiss advised IBM in the spin-off of its managed infrastructure services business into a new public company, Kyndryl Holdings, Inc.

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Qualcomm and SSW Partners Complete $4.5 Billion Acquisition of Veoneer

Paul, Weiss advised Qualcomm Inc. in its all-cash acquisition, alongside SSW Partners, of Stockholm-based global automotive technology leader Veoneer, Inc.

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Awards & Recognition

Shruti Chopra Wins ABA Leadership Award

Intellectual property and technology transactions associate Shruti Chopra received a 2022 Leadership Recognition Award from the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section for her work on behalf of the ABA-IPL Section, including as chair of the Young Lawyers Action Group and as a member of the CLE and Membership boards.

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Publications

Emerging Technologies in the Age of Coronavirus

The current crisis is shedding light on the critical role that emerging technologies will play in the prevention and management of future pandemics. We examine the pandemic’s implications for AI, blockchain, analytics and virtualization, and highlight the emerging regulatory and legal frameworks that will guide near-term innovations in these areas.

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White papers

Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain

The sudden and rapid rise of virtual currencies, coupled with the potential applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies across virtually all industries, has generated a wave of innovation, disruptive businesses and a modern digital economy. This series of white papers examines the new legal and regulatory issues in these areas that are cropping up every day.

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Client News

Magnachip to be Acquired by Wise Road Capital in $1.4 Billion Buyout

Paul, Weiss is advising South Korea-based Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation in its $1.4 billion take-private sale to investment vehicles established by Wise Road Capital LTD and certain of its limited partners. Magnachip is a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions for communications, Internet of Things (“IoT”), consumer, industrial and automotive applications.

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Nuance Completes $19.7 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Paul, Weiss advised Nuance Communications, Inc. in its $19.7 billion sale to Microsoft Corp.

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