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Technology and intellectual property assets are a significant, if not fundamental, component of most business transactions. Our global 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.

Our Practice

We are versatile deal lawyers who specialize in intellectual property issues and understand how IP assets fit into the overall deal structure. Our team has seen every kind of transaction; we know how to help clients avoid pitfalls and identify and take advantage of opportunities to protect or exploit important intangible assets. We leverage our multi-disciplinary team’s deep experience in copyright, trademark, technology and patent matters to help our clients develop, acquire and license all types of IP asset classes, from “hard” assets such as software and information technology, to “soft” assets such as brands and entertainment content.

Our lawyers have experience across a broad range of industries and deal sizes, as well as in complex cross-border IP and technology matters. With key members of the practice located in New York and London, we provide counsel at every stage of the transaction, from negotiating a transition services agreement to assisting with post-acquisition integration. Our clients rely on us for stand-alone IP transactions, as well as for help in structuring the IP aspects of some of the firm’s largest and most complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, often in collaboration with our M&A, finance, tax, communications, antitrust, litigation and bankruptcy groups. We are at our best when matters are most complex, including whole-company deals encompassing a spectrum of trademark, copyright, patent, technology, e-commerce and internet law issues.

We advise on the full range of IP issues that arise in transactional settings:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Brand licensing
  • Content licensing
  • IP audits
  • IP counseling and due diligence
  • Patent analytics
  • Patent licensing
  • Portfolio acquisitions, divestitures
    and monetization
  • Portfolio licensing
  • Privacy/data security issues
  • Rights of publicity
  • Software licensing and development
  • Sponsorship arrangements
  • Technology development and services
  • Trade secrets issues
  • Trademark prosecution
  • U.S. and UK/EU and cross-border

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