Technology Transactions and Licensing TRANSACTIONAL

WilmerHale’s technology transactions and licensing lawyers leverage technical knowledge, business acumen and legal experience to structure, prepare and negotiate technology-related agreements. We apply the depth and breadth of our expertise to generate value for our clients. As a result, we were selected by PLC Cross-Border Life Sciences Handbook 2009/10 as a "leading" law firm in the US in Commercial/Partnering.

Each year, we handle hundreds of strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing and licensing transactions. The complexity of these deals often demands deep experience and close collaboration among our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and tax lawyers. Some of these deals are helping to shape the future of science and technology, and others have received industry recognition for their importance. For example, for a number of years we worked on the biotech strategic alliance chosen by Recombinant Capital for the Breakthrough Alliance Award.

Many of these transactions span several countries or continents. Our lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia work together seamlessly to find the right solution for our clients' business.

We regularly advise clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • information technology and electronics
  • biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • nanotechnology
  • telecommunications
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • healthcare and medical devices

WilmerHale’s technology transactions and licensing lawyers leverage technical knowledge, business acumen and legal experience to structure, prepare and negotiate technology-related agreements. We apply the depth and breadth of our expertise to generate value for our clients. As a result, we were selected by PLC Cross-Border Life Sciences Handbook 2009/10 as a "leading" law firm in the US in Commercial/Partnering.

Each year, we handle hundreds of strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing and licensing transactions. The complexity of these deals often demands deep experience and close collaboration among our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and tax lawyers. Some of these deals are helping to shape the future of science and technology, and others have received industry recognition for their importance. For example, for a number of years we worked on the biotech strategic alliance chosen by Recombinant Capital for the Breakthrough Alliance Award.

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Contacts

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Barrett, Steven D.

Steven D. Barrett

Co-Chair, Technology Transactions and Licensing Practice Group

+1 617 526 6238 (t)

steven.barrett@wilmerhale.com

Juran, Belinda M.

Belinda M. Juran

Co-Chair, Technology Transactions and Licensing Practice Group

+1 617 526 6987 (t)

belinda.juran@wilmerhale.com

Barrett, Steven D.

Steven D. Barrett

Partner

+1 617 526 6238 (t)

steven.barrett@wilmerhale.com

Braun, Martin

Dr. Martin Braun

Partner

+49 69 27 10 78 207 (t)

martin.braun@wilmerhale.com

Finkel, Robert M.

Robert M. Finkel

Partner

+1 212 295 6555 (t)

robert.finkel@wilmerhale.com

Juran, Belinda M.

Belinda M. Juran

Partner

+1 617 526 6987 (t)

belinda.juran@wilmerhale.com

Khorana, Adit

Adit Khorana

Partner

+1 650 858 6164 (t)

adit.khorana@wilmerhale.com

Schubert, Klaus

Klaus Schubert

Partner

+49 30 20 22 65 56 (t)

klaus.schubert@wilmerhale.com

Singer, Steven D.

Steven D. Singer

Partner

+1 212 295 6307 (t)

steven.singer@wilmerhale.com

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Simone W. Yew

Partner

+1 650 858 6065 (t)

simone.yew@wilmerhale.com

Experience

We represent numerous market leaders in technology and life sciences, including:

  • Biopharmaceutical companies such as Bayer, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Sepracor
  • Instrument and laboratory sciences companies such as PerkinElmer and Thermo Electron
  • Software companies such as Amdocs, Avid and Red Hat
  • Semiconductor industry companies such as Analog Devices and Varian Semiconductor
  • Suppliers of computer storage and peripheral devices such as EMC and Iomega
  • Enablers of e-commerce such as Akamai Technologies and DoubleClick

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Publications & News

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April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

In 2013, our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise‑critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

March 14, 2013

WilmerHale Earns Top Rankings in BioPharm Insight’s 2012 League Tables

BioPharm Insight’s 2012 Licensing League Tables ranks WilmerHale as the leading legal advisor in its global and North America volume tables and lists the firm in fourth place in its global and North America value tables.

February 21, 2013

Massachusetts DOR Issues Draft Directive on "Cloud Computing"

January 28, 2013

Silicon Valley Business Journal Reports WilmerHale as the Eighth Largest Law Firm in Silicon Valley

January 24, 2013

HHS Issues Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule

December 27, 2012

New FTC Rules Tighten Regulation Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

December 18, 2012

Medical Device Excise Tax Set to Become Effective January 1, 2013

Beginning January 1, 2013, a 2.3 percent excise tax will be imposed on sales of “taxable medical devices” by manufacturers and importers. This tax, known as the “Medical Device Excise Tax” (MDET), was enacted as part of The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

October 25, 2012

Start-Up RentLingo Shines at DEMO

October 18, 2012

Affordable Care Act Litigation: The Next Round

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America – In the 2015 edition, Best Lawyers recognized nearly 100 WilmerHale lawyers, naming nine "Lawyer of the Year," including David Westenberg as Boston Information Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year." From 2010-2013, WilmerHale's Technology Law practice received a number one ranking.  
  • Chambers Global – Named WilmerHale among the best in the United States in Outsourcing
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business – Named the firm among the best in the nation in Technology & Outsourcing, and recognized the "enormously respected" Robert Finkel as a "thought leader in the sourcing industry" with "unparalleled" industry knowledge
  • PLC Cross-Border Life Sciences Handbook – Ranked the firm in its 2009/10 edition as a "leading" law firm in the US in Commercial/Partnering
  • The Legal 500 United States – In the 2009-2011 editions, WilmerHale was recognized in the area of technology: data protection and privacy
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® – In 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings, the firm was honored with a first-tier national ranking in technology law and a second-tier national ranking in information technology law. WilmerHale also received first-tier and second-tier metropolitan rankings in Boston for technology law.