Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions

Our Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Practice Group supports clients at every stage of the business cycle in domestic and international transactions that involve intellectual property (IP) rights and technology. Our attorneys structure, prepare and negotiate hundreds of intellectual property transactions and licenses each year from the perspectives of both the vendor and customers located within and outside the U.S. We work closely with our clients to understand the technology or other IP at stake and the rights and benefits or restrictions and protections needed by the client to make the transaction make sense for their business.

We collaborate with other practice groups to provide value added services to clients in healthcare and corporate mergers, dispositions, strategic alliances and business combinations, and financings and restructurings involving technology and IP assets. We counsel clients on IP issues that emerge in the context of these transactions and craft appropriate terms to allocate risk. Our attorneys conduct thorough due diligence, quickly identify key issues, and work with clients to ensure that the value and impact of IP assets are properly considered and addressed.

Our clients operate in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, entertainment and media, information technology and software, automotive, transportation, retail and consumer products, insurance and financial services, and universities. Our knowledge of these industries helps us to develop creative and efficient solutions to advance our clients’ objectives.

Our work includes:

  • Complex technology and IP licensing deals.
  • IP-driven strategic alliances and joint ventures.
  • Consulting, development and implementation services agreements.
  • Software, SaaS, cloud and other IT service agreements.
  • International technology transfers and cross-border transactions.
  • Outsourcing and managed services agreements.
  • Digital content and media deals.
  • Internet and e-commerce arrangements.
  • Manufacturing, distribution and supply agreements.
  • University research, development and cooperation agreements.
  • Clinical trial agreements.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spinoffs and venture capital investments.

We work hard to understand our clients and their businesses so that we can operate seamlessly as an extension of their internal teams.

  • Representing Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in their agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Stone Point Capital, with over $40 billion of assets under management; under the terms of the agreement, Tivity Health stockholders will receive $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion

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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented a leading academic medical center in its enterprise software implementation and deployment of Workday, an on‑demand financial management...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represent a publicly traded, multinational manufacturer and retailer of tire and rubber products in technology transaction matters related to...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Nashville Soccer Club in a stadium naming rights agreement with global supply chain operator GEODIS Logistics. Officially known...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Lead Counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc. in connection with its proposed SPAC business combination with Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA), a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by RA Capital Management.  Upon closing, the combined company will be named POINT Biopharma Global Inc. and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”.

    We served as lead legal counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc., a late stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing the many...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Boston Children’s Hospital with intellectual property, business, and government contracting issues associated with VaccineFinder

    We represented Boston Children's Hospital with intellectual property, business, and government contracting issues associated with VaccineFinder. We also assisted Boston...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of JobNimbus, a leading home services CRM and job management system.

    We represented Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of JobNimbus, a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, in its $67.5 million cash acquisition of Change Healthcare’s staff scheduling business, which includes ANSOS™ Staff Scheduling application and related products. Together, ANSOS with recent acquisitions, ShiftWizard and NurseGrid, will represent HealthStream’s portfolio of nurse and staff scheduling solutions and helps establish them as the market leader in healthcare workforce scheduling business.

    We represented HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, in its $67.5...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of AccuReg Software, a healthcare technology solutions company, in its acquisition of Zenig, LLC, a digital patient technology company. This transformative transaction builds upon AccuReg’s strategy to seamlessly integrate digital patient engagement with the revenue cycle to and continues to build upon its marketing leading patient access suite.

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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented a developer of consumer and commercial products in connection with building a portfolio of patents and other intellectual...
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    Client Type: Private Company
Marc E. Ackerman
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Robert L. Brewer
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Timothy J. Browne
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Emily A. Burrows
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Curtis Capeling
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Zane Cavender
Associate
Carrie L. Cobb
Associate
Stefanie Colletier
Associate
Alexandria Wood Davenport
Associate
Colton Driver
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Johnathan D. Holbrook
Associate
Joelle L. Hupp
Associate
Liat Sanz Martinez
Associate
Wesley McCulloch
Associate
Emily  C. Snyder
Associate
G. Scott Thomas
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Shelley R. Thomas
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Katherine  M. Todd
Counsel
Caitlin Wilkinson
Associate
Roy Wyman
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