Technology & IP
We assist clients in developing and implementing strategies to acquire, develop, protect, enforce and commercialize technology and IP on a worldwide basis.
We structure and negotiate corporate partnering and strategic alliance transactions, R&D deals, licensing arrangements, marketing arrangements, OEM agreements, distribution/agency contracts and joint ventures, typically representing emerging companies in their negotiations with much larger companies, both domestic and international.
We advise fast-growing companies in all technology and life sciences sectors, from software, hardware, Internet, communications, semiconductor, and other information technology and content companies to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical-device and bioinformatics companies. We have structured an extraordinary variety of partnering transactions, ranging from those with more traditional, upfront, milestone and royalty-based payment deals to the most sophisticated put/call arrangements.
We provide practical, business-oriented advice that is not otherwise readily available to emerging companies, and, accordingly have built a leading emerging growth company IP strategy and transactions practice.
- IP acquisitions
- IP development arrangements
- Protection and enforcement of IP
- Corporate partnering and strategic alliance transactions
- Licensing arrangements
- Marketing arrangements
- OEM agreements
- Distribution/agency contracts and joint ventures
- SR&ED and other applicable tax incentives
The world of financing and investment has changed. Investment is increasingly coming from private sources – from venture capitalists and private equity houses, high-net-worth individuals, sovereign wealth funds and family offices, as opposed to the traditional sources of banks or capital markets.
Private clients’ needs have also changed. Personal and business concerns overlap and individuals operate across multiple jurisdictions. They are responsible for managing the fortunes and reputations of their business, their families and themselves. These are not tasks to be tackled alone.
We understand this changing landscape, and believe that we have the knowledge and experience to help our clients confidently adapt to such challenges with state-of-the-art solutions. We will stand beside our clients kicking down walls and putting up defenses to help them achieve their most important goals, through innovative, responsive, and effective legal services.
A significant part of our business is advising on multi-jurisdictional matters. By working with other leading independent firms and lawyers around the world in each relevant jurisdiction, we provide a seamless service, wherever and whenever our clients need it. The quality, integration of service and advice, cost-effectiveness and flexibility we offer for cross-border needs are second to none.
Our clients are individuals
We have a sense of responsibility towards the people, not just the institutions we serve.
Our approach is straightforward
We listen carefully, respond promptly, and deliver work of uncompromising standards.
Our advice can be trusted
Our solutions are designed around the client, not the product. We think long term.