Technology & IP Transactions Practice Launch
Cross-border and domestic technology and intellectual property transactions have become standard practice for many businesses of all sizes, across all industries. The new cross-disciplinary practice is an answer to the growing need to manage these transactions, as businesses seek sophisticated legal counsel that is well-versed in negotiating and closing sales, licensing, technology research and development, and other agreements and that takes an approach that meets clients’ needs with the big picture in mind.
Collin Rose, shareholder and current chair of the IP practice at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has been appointed to lead the new practice, which will focus on business transactions driven by intangible assets, technological assets, and intellectual property rights. The new group will help clients structure and negotiate commercial IP agreements to minimize business and financial risks while achieving short- and long-term objectives.
"Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Technology & IP Transactions team includes lawyers with decades of experience advising national and multinational clients operating in a wide range of industries and technologies,” said Rose. “We lead negotiations and structure transactions driven by innovation or technological opportunities. Moreover, we collaborate with other core practice groups at our firm, including the Corporate, Securities, and Finance and Tax practices, on all technology and IP aspects of public and private corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, joint ventures, and financings.”
“We are unique in the diversity of our clients and the range of the work undertaken, representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to middle-market companies to growth-stage businesses. As a result, we see business arrangements from all perspectives and understand the diverse needs of all parties to a particular transaction,” continued Rose.
Managing Shareholder Larry Campagna lauded the launch of the new group as an “interdisciplinary approach to deal making.” He added: “Our firm has been representing a wide variety of companies in intellectual property motivated transactions for years. This newly designated section will continue to draw on the many different talents of our firm and support our clients as they grow and expand their technology worldwide.”
The new multidisciplinary team includes attorneys from the Intellectual Property; Corporate, Securities, and Finance; and Tax practices and will bring the technological know-how to bear in all types of transactions. The firm’s Intellectual Property lawyers hold scientific and technical degrees and have a comprehensive experience in IP prosecution, diligence, and litigation matters that lend them strategic insights into the technology, business, and legal issues, allowing the team to structure the optimal solution for the client, whether the matter involves a single transaction or is part of a much larger deal.
Client matters handled by the Technology & IP Transactions team include:
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
- Software, Service & IT Deals
- Collaboration and Development Agreements
- Trademark Deals
- Data and Database Agreements
- IP Monetization & Securitization
- Employee and Independent Contractor Agreements
For more information on the new practice, click here.