Styna Tao focuses her practice on intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions for clients in a range of industries, including life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, and philanthropy. She assists clients in negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements, including licensing agreements (including SaaS and related support arrangements), services agreements, data sharing agreements, confidentiality agreements, and independent contractor agreements. She also evaluates and advises on intellectual property and technology issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate transactions.

Ms. Tao graduated from Yale Law School, where she was the Managing Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law, a Student Coach for the Willem C. Vis Moot Court, and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic.

Experience

  • Enzyvant in the sale to Aceragen of an investigational enzyme replacement therapy to treat Farber Disease, a group of inherited metabolic disorders for which no disease-specific therapy exists, for an upfront payment and development and sales-based milestones up to $226 million, as well as tiered royalties on net sales.
  • CuriosityStream, the first streaming media company devoted to factual entertainment, on intellectual property aspects of its combination with Software Acquisition Group, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), at an equity valuation of $512 million.

Perspectives

3D Printing and the Shifting Legal Landscape for COVID-19
Compliance Law360, Health Law360, Intellectual Property Law360, Life Sciences Law360, Product Liability, Public Policy, Technology Law360
3D Printing in the Fight Against COVID-19: The Shifting Legal Landscape
Coronavirus: Intellectual Property Advisory

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Yale Law School, 2019
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University - Smith School of Business, 2016, with honors, Dean's List with Distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
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