Hardware, Software, IT and Services TRANSACTIONAL

We assist with hundreds of agreements each year, guiding clients in nearly every technological field through the transactions that allow them to lead and innovate.


Our clients in the ever-changing and fiercely competitive hardware, software, IT and services depend on us to strategize and negotiate transactions that take advantage of opportunities now while protecting their innovations and shoring up strong industry relationships for the future. We structure, negotiate and draft all types of licensing, distribution, product development, joint venture and strategic alliance agreements for these clients, often drawing on the deep experience of WilmerHale's regulatory, intellectual property, business and tax lawyers. Our attorneys keep a close watch on Internet-related legislative and regulatory developments in the United States, the European Union and elsewhere, and leverage our up-to-the-minute knowledge to advise clients in areas such as data privacy and security, copyright infringement, and export restrictions.

Read more about the transactions we've done.

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

Gokhale, Ashwin

Ashwin Gokhale

Partner

+1 650 858 6071 (t)

ashwin.gokhale@wilmerhale.com

Johnson, Jeffrey P.

Jeffrey P. Johnson

Partner

+1 617 526 6394 (t)

jeff.johnson@wilmerhale.com

Juran, Belinda M.

Belinda M. Juran

Partner

+1 617 526 6987 (t)

belinda.juran@wilmerhale.com

Kipnis, Jason

Jason D. Kipnis

Partner

+1 650 600 5036 (t)

jason.kipnis@wilmerhale.com

Singer, Steven D.

Steven D. Singer

Partner

+1 212 295 6307 (t)

steven.singer@wilmerhale.com

Soiffer, Ariel

Ariel Soiffer

Counsel

+1 617 526 6089 (t)

ariel.soiffer@wilmerhale.com

Experience

Examples of our experience include:  

  • advising solar industry manufacturer 1366 Technologies in a manufacturing collaboration agreement with Tokuyama Corporation;
  • representing Akamai Technologies in the sale of Akamai's Advertising Decision Systems data cooperative business to MediaMath;
  • advising American Express in participating agreements for AndroidPay and SamsungPay;
  • representing semiconductor manufacturing company Analog Devices in numerous acquisitions, licensing transactions and technology development agreements;
  • advising Broadcom in the licensing of MIFARE data processing technology from NXP Semiconductors;
  • representing video game development company Harmonix in game distribution agreements;
  • representing artificial intelligence company MetaMind on licensing and transactional matters, including in its strategic relationship with vRad and its acquisition by Salesforce;
  • representing Progress Software in multiple transactions involving the sale of software product lines with various acquirers;
  • advising flash memory storage device and software company SanDisk on various licensing and settlement agreements;
  • representing TiVo in licensing and transactional matters; and
  • representing Toyota InfoTechnology Center in various research and development and licensing agreements.

Publications & News

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December 22, 2017

Technical and Scientific Experience

Our ability to provide superior legal representation to technology companies is greatly enhanced by the academic and industry experience of our lawyers in a wide variety of technical and scientific fields.    

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a broad range of 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, technology and commerce.

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 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, portfolio development and litigation; defended their interests in enterprise-critical litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

January 12, 2017

SyncOnSet Technologies Secures $1.5M Series A Financing

SyncOnSet was born out of a simple idea: replace the three-ring production binder with professional software designed for how production teams work.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a broad range of 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, technology and commerce.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 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 10, 2016

Tightening Internet Regulation in China

While the so-called Great Firewall remains in place to block unwanted overseas content and postings by ordinary citizens remain subject to censorship, now the restrictions on publishing and programming familiar to radio, film and television are being extended in full to the Internet.

January 14, 2016

China Issues Updated Telecommunications Services Catalogue

China has for the first time in 12 years issued a new edition of the Telecommunications Services Catalogue to replace the badly outdated 2003 version issued shortly after China's WTO accession.

June 24, 2015

Chambers Europe 2015 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Eleven WilmerHale lawyers and four firm practices have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business.

May 22, 2015

Federal Trade Commission Signals Intensified Focus on Security-By-Design and the Internet of Things With New Start with Security Initiative for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

While the FTC's initial focus in the Start with Security initiative has been on providing guidance to small and medium-sized businesses, it also serves to put companies of all sizes on notice that the FTC will be increasingly targeting security practices relating to emerging technologies, apps, connected household devices and the "Internet of Things."