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Technology Transactions

Innovators across an array of industries rely on our Technology Transactions team to help get their ideas realized. Our team leverages broad expertise in science, engineering, business, and law to gain an in-depth understanding of our clients' groundbreaking technologies and relevant markets, provide targeted advice and insights, and craft and negotiate IP- and technology-driven commercial arrangements for procuring, protecting and commercializing our clients' key assets. This integrated approach to problem-solving gives clients the credibility and competitive edge needed to mitigate risks and achieve their goals when negotiating business-critical commercial arrangements and fast-paced, high-profile deals.

Experience Highlights

  • Carnival Corporation in the development and global rollout of its CES Keynote machine learning wearable device, the Ocean Medallion, powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform that enables every guest to have a personal digital concierge to maximize each guest's cruise experience.
  • Fullpower Technologies, a developer of AI-powered sensing solutions, in its strategic collaborations with Serta Simmons and Tempur Sealy on a new smart-bed system; in a venture to bring the company's MotionX activity tracking and sleep monitoring technology to the Swiss watch industry; and in numerous other technology collaborations with Jawbone, Nike and others relating to an array of mobile applications, wearables, and other devices.
  • Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem in connection with the consortium's development, launch and subsequent wind-down of the global UltraViolet service, a novel cloud-based digital rights authentication system that allows consumers to stream and download content to multiple platforms and devices.
  • Toyota Motor North America in its development of a hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck that emits only water vapor and a pilot launch for drayage operations at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  • The Saul Zaentz Company and its subsidiary, Middle-earth Enterprises, holder of various rights in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as longtime lead licensing counsel in the negotiation and drafting of numerous film, stage, video game, and merchandising agreements, as well as in the sale of Middle-earth Enterprises to Embracer Freemode Iconic Holding Inc., a subsidiary of the Swedish gaming company, Embracer Group.
  • Samsung in connection with the launch of its voice-activated personal assistant.
  • and National Women's Law Center regarding social media campaigns, collaborations and partnerships in support of their nonprofit missions.
  • World Bank Group institutions in connection with global partnering and investment transactions involving intellectual property, technology assets and open-source software solutions.
  • Three leading research universities in structuring and negotiating a settlement of class action copyright infringement lawsuits brought by the Authors Guild and five major publishers against Google regarding Google's digitization of the universities' vast library holdings in connection with the Google Book Search Project.
  • Leading mobility company in the development and commercialization of its telematics data platform and connected vehicle services.