Sale and Acquisition of Technology Assets or Companies
Successful auction and sale of a patent portfolio to an Internet website.
Representation of a major media company acquiring the intellectual assets of a music distribution website, including rights to make copies of and distribute encoded music.
Representation of a global semiconductor manufacturer acquiring a smaller network communication chip developer: Drafted and negotiated acquisition agreement which included specific sections regarding appropriate and technically accurate milestones for target management and other representations regarding the technology and intellectual property, "development outs," examination of patent portfolio and examination of other intellectual property documentation.
Representation of a rapidly growing communications software company: Directed the acquisition of the intellectual assets of one of its foreign contractors, where the contractor principals became employees of the company. This involved selecting appropriate local counsel in a Latin American country, coordinating due diligence in the foreign country, and structuring the acquisition in order to minimize risks with regard to legal issues in the foreign jurisdiction.