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IP & Technology Transactions

IP and technology are fundamental to every industry, adding a layer of complexity to every type of transaction. Our IP & Technology Transactions lawyers advise both emerging and established companies in a wide range of sectors, helping market leaders and innovators effectively and efficiently execute transactions related to the development, acquisition, licensing, sourcing and integration of complex technologies, systems and software. Consistently recognized for our practical approach to handling complex technology and commercial transactions, we are nationally and New York Tier 1 ranked in IT ( US News & World Report/Best Law Firms 2015) and considered as “one of New York City’s most outstanding transactional IT practices.” (Chambers).

In the Market

Capabilities: How We Do It

  • Deep industry knowledge, coupled with leading edge technical and deal experience, make us trusted advisors to leading clients across many of the industries driving today's interconnected economies, including:
    FinTech Health Care Biotech
    Cloud/SaaS (broad) Technology E-commerce/Internet Commerce
    Financial Services Digital Media Consumer Products
    Medical Devices/Medtech Big Data & Analytics Open Source
    Internet of Things Mobile Education Tech
    Media Fashion Tech Insurance
    Entertainment Semiconductor Transportation Tech
    Wearable Devices Aerospace  Supply Chain
    IT-Enabled Sustainability    
  • Total immersion in our clients’ businesses, people and culture to intimately understand our clients’ opportunities and challenges, operations and relationships with customers, suppliers, partners and regulators. 
  • Talent for quickly and efficiently identifying the business and legal risks, communicating them effectively, proposing creative solutions and managing expectations and the process to close the transaction on the client’s timeline.
  • Experience across the full range of existing and emerging transactions, including:
    • IP and IT transactions, including
      • Inbound and outbound licensing, including maintenance and support
      • IP development
    • Data security and data breaches 
    • Technology joint ventures and strategic alliances
    • Collaborations and co-development agreements
    • Outsourcing and other service agreements
    • Equipment purchase and leases
    • Procurement
    • OEM, distribution and reseller agreements
    • Manufacturing and supply agreements
    • Marketing agreements
    • Web site and mobile app terms of use and privacy policies
    • Telecom agreements
    • University and research institute licensing
    • Early access programs
    • Machine Learning
    • Strategic IP advice
    • Advice on integrating cloud, mobile, and social media with existing IT infrastructures
    • Company-wide open source policy development  and counseling
    • IP and IT aspects of M&A  and other corporate transactions