Johnson, Jeffrey P.

Jeff P. Johnson

Jeff Johnson represents public and private clients, from large public companies to new startups and emerging companies, in the hardware, software, data, Internet, financial, FinTech and other markets. The core areas of his practice include the development and commercialization of technology and products.

Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on technology and patent licensing, joint ventures and collaboration agreements, domestic and international distribution and reseller agreements, outsourcing agreements, services and consulting agreements, and acquisition and sale of technology assets. His technology licensing practice involves negotiations and drafting of hardware, software, data and other intellectual property licenses; development agreements; manufacturing agreements; sales representative agreements; hosted service agreements; 'Software as a Service' contracts; Internet advertising and use agreements and related arrangements. He also advises clients generally on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Learn more about Jeff's practice and how he can support your startup on

Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Johnson was associated with another firm, where he represented a number of large and small public corporations in general corporate and securities matters.

Professional Activities

Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society. Mr. Johnson was Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society from 2007 to 2012.


  • Represented Alcatel-Lucent in their sale of their LGS subsidiary for $200 million

  • Represent Oxford Instruments (UK) in global product distribution agreements for scientific instruments and materials

  • Represented an international investment bank in its licensing of foreign exchange trading data and algorithms

  • Represent Benu Networks in commercialization and distribution agreements for telecom equipment and software

  • Represent Booz Allen Hamilton in intellectual property and transactional matters

  • Represent Tego, Inc. in product commercialization agreements with aircraft suppliers and manufacturers


  • Named a 2013-2018 leading practitioner in patent law (transactions) by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners  
  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 United States for the M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Commercial Deals and Contracts and Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions categories
  • Selected in 2009-2013 as one of the 250 "World's Leading IP Strategists" by IAM Magazine (UK)

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  • Education

    • JD, Stanford Law School, 1998

    • MS, Information Systems Policy, University of Maine, 1995

    • BS, Engineering, University of Maine, 1993

      with Highest Distinction
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • New York