Selected 2004 Licensing and Technology Transactions

Selected 2004 Licensing and Technology Transactions

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In 2004, our corporate, licensing and intellectual property lawyers handled hundreds of licensing, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution, joint venture, strategic alliance and similar agreements, including deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology. In recent years, we have advised clients on strategic alliances that have received industry recognition for their importance, and our lawyers have been recognized as global leaders in this field. Selected transactions from 2004 are listed below:

  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals — Collaboration with Gilead for the development and commercialization of Achillion's hepatitis C compounds
  • America Online — Exclusive payment processing agreement with Paymentech
  • Analog Devices— Product development, supply, OEM and license agreements
  • ASML — Strategic alliance with IBM and SUNY for advanced semiconductor lithography equipment
  • Bayer — License of liposome technology from Zilip-Pharma for use in Kogenate® hemophilia product
  • Bose— Agreements for international distribution of premier sound systems
  • Caprion — Lung cancer drug discovery collaboration with Abbott Laboratories
  • Columbia University — Licensing of thin film display technology to major Asian electronics manufacturers
  • Curis— Strategic partnership with Wyeth to develop therapeutics for neurological disorders
  • Diners Club International — Alliance with MasterCard for domestic and international transaction processing
  • DoubleClick — Alliance for integration of Omniture analytics solution with DoubleClick products
  • ETS— Outsourcing agreement with Thomson Prometric for computerized educational testing services
  • Hybridon— Research collaboration with Lexicon Genetics
  • IETF— Intellectual property advice for the leading Internet standards body
  • Icagen— Development and commercialization agreement with McNeil for treatment of sickle cell disease
  • IMlogic— Collaboration with AOL to provide instant messaging support services
  • Infinity Pharmaceuticals — Small molecule alliances with Johnson & Johnson and Novartis
  • KB Toys — Exclusive agreement with WiseBuys for retail toy distribution
  • Mentasys — Worldwide software license agreement with eBay
  • Mentor Graphics — Advice on international software licensing transactions
  • Microbia — Biomanufacturing alliances with leading drug and chemical manufacturers
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals— License agreement with GlaxoSmithKline for exclusive European rights to heart drug Integrilin
  • MKS Instruments— Alliance for resale of Umetrics’ products into semiconductor market
  • Myrio — Worldwide OEM agreement with Siemens
  • NFL — Advice on various television broadcast issues
  • O2 — Strategic agreement with NTT Docomo for mobile Internet service technology in the UK, Germany and Ireland
  • Pronova Biocare — US license and supply agreement with Reliant Pharmaceuticals for Omacor® product
  • Public Interest Registry— Advice to .org Internet domain registry
  • RedHat — Establishment of South American distribution channel
  • SemBioSys — Agreement with Dow AgroSciences for collaborative research
  • SmartBargains— Agreements with online merchants for B2C shopping portal
  • Starent Networks— Product supply and OEM agreements with major U.S. and European telecom companies
  • Syngenta — Advice on licensing and distribution matters
  • TargetRx— Marketing information engagements by major pharmaceutical companies
  • Wyeth — Sale to Genzyme of commercialization rights to Synvisc® pain relief product
  • WebMD — Search and health-related sponsored advertising agreement with Google