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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Blueprint for an IPO

Companies go public to raise capital to fuel growth, pay down debt and provide liquidity to shareholders. Although all issuers and offerings are different, the basic process of going public remains relatively constant. Blueprint for an IPO identifies the key players, details the process and identifies the obligations companies will face after going public.

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Shu Chen, Ph.D.

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Shu Chen, Ph.D.

Associate

Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2973 TEL
(202) 403-3658 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2973 TEL
(202) 403-3658 FAX

Dr. Shu Chen provides strategic patent counseling services to clients ranging from individual inventors, start-ups, research institutes, to Fortune 500 companies. She manages portfolios of patents and patent applications, helps clients develop strategies for building patent portfolios, helps clients identify patentable inventions, and prepares and prosecutes patent applications, both in the United States and internationally. Shu has helped clients navigate the changes enacted in the America Invents Act (AIA). Her current practice covers a wide range of computer-related technologies. Shu has substantial patent experience in distributed system architectures, Internet and client-server systems, search engines, cloud architectures and applications, anti-virus and data encryption techniques, telecommunications, medical devices, automobiles and mechanical devices.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Shu was a patent agent at a prestigious international IP boutique firm and a general practice law firm in downtown D.C. Before working in the legal industry, Shu served as a research assistant at Tufts University's Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves Laboratory, working on free-space broad band dielectric measurement of solid materials.

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