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

Kipnis, Jason

Jason D. Kipnis

Partner

+1 650 600 5036 (t)

jason.kipnis@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

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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March 14, 2014

Chambers & Partners Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2014 Global Edition

Thirty-one WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, 13 of the firm’s practice areas were also recognized.

January 24, 2014

Silicon Valley Business Journal Ranks WilmerHale as the Eleventh Largest Law Firm in Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported its “Top Law Firms” results and WilmerHale was ranked as the eleventh largest law firm in Silicon Valley.

January 23, 2014

US Supreme Court Holds That a Patentee Bears the Burden of Persuasion on the Issue of Infringement in a Declaratory Judgment Action

The US Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and held that the patentee bears the burden of persuasion on the issue of patent infringement in a declaratory judgment action brought by a licensee.

January 21, 2014

Federal Circuit Finds Patentees Entitled to Additional Patent Term Adjustment

December 16, 2013

Legal 500 Germany 2014 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practice Areas

The Legal 500 launched its new edition Legal 500 Deutschland, Germany's guide to outstanding lawyers, and recognizes WilmerHale in seven categories.

November 1, 2013

WilmerHale Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Again Named International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list names WilmerHale as “Law Firm of the Year” in International Arbitration—this is the second consecutive year that the firm has won this honor—and honors WilmerHale as a first-tier law firm in 27 national and 60 metro-area rankings.

September 13, 2013

New Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Exceeding Expectations

September 16 marks the second anniversary of the America Invents Act, which brought about the most significant changes in US patent laws in more than 50 years. One very significant change was the introduction of three new post-grant patent proceedings that permit third parties to challenge the validity of a patent in the US Patent and Trademark Office.

August 30, 2013

NIST Issues Discussion Draft of Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

June 5, 2013

The Legal 500 United States Recognizes Firm, Attorneys with Top 2013 Rankings

The Legal 500 United States has released its annual rankings, selecting WilmerHale as one of the preeminent law firms in the country.

June 4, 2013

White House Announces Patent Initiatives

Today, the White House announced several executive actions and legislative recommendations aimed at curbing aggressive patent assertion.

Recognition

  • 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 Best Lawyers in America – Recognized nearly 100 WilmerHale partners, naming eight "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2014 edition of their peer-review publication
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Recognized WilmerHale's Technology Law practice in 2010-2013 with a number one ranking
  • 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.