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IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions


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Sheppard Mullin is equipped to address all aspects of our clients' intellectual property legal needs.  Our clients include technology and life science start-ups, middle market businesses and Fortune 100 companies with a multitude of issues.  These services include:

  • Development agreements
  • License agreements
  • Distribution agreements, including OEM, VAR, sales representative, etc.
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Technology transfer agreements
  • Patents, trademarks and copyright registration and licensing
  • E-commerce transactions
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Employee and contractor intellectual property agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property asset sales
  • Incorporations, limited liability companies and partnership formation
  • Securities transactions
  • Venture capital transactions
  • International transactions
  • Franchising  

Just a few of the representative industries we serve include:

  • Software, computers and electronics
  • Biomedical, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Wireless
  • Consumer products
  • Apparel manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Publishers

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