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Our Intellectual Property and Corporate Partnering lawyers assist clients in developing and implementing strategies to acquire, develop, protect, enforce and commercialize intellectual property and technology on a worldwide basis. Our transaction teams structure and negotiate corporate partnering and strategic alliance transactions, R&D deals, licensing arrangements, marketing arrangements, OEM agreements, distribution/agency contracts and joint ventures, typically representing emerging companies in their negotiations with much larger companies, both domestic and international.

Our IP strategy and transactions group advises fast-growing companies in all technology and life sciences sectors, from software, hardware, Internet, communications, semiconductor, and other information technology and content companies to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical-device and bioinformatics companies. Our lawyers have represented clients in deals with nearly every major company in those sectors worldwide. And, in doing so, we have structured an extraordinary variety of partnering transactions, ranging from those with more traditional, upfront, milestone and royalty-based payment deals to the most sophisticated put/call arrangements.

We provide practical, business-oriented advice that is not otherwise readily available to emerging companies, and, accordingly have built one of the leading emerging growth company IP strategy and transactions practices in the world.

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