Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s IP transactions lawyers have extensive experience in handling all manner of domestic and cross-border transactions involving the creation, use, licensing and transfer of technology and IP. We counsel companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries and technologies, including software, hardware, semiconductor, Internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, energy, transportation, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, finance and consumer products.
Our lawyers structure stand-alone IP transactions and draft and negotiate the related contracts, such as license agreements, R&D agreements, development and co-development agreements, information technology agreements, marketing agreements, Internet and e-commerce agreements and technology sharing agreements.
We frequently collaborate with Akin Gump’s other practices, including our corporate, investment funds, government contracts, private equity and financial restructuring practices, to provide value-added services to clients when IP assets are involved. We represent clients in structuring and negotiating the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, technology acquisitions, joint ventures and other types of strategic partnerships and alliances. Our lawyers also work on agreements in connection with investment funds, government contracts, university technology transfer and the sale of IP assets in bankruptcy.