Jacqueline Scheib chairs the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group and is a partner in the Business Transactions Section. Her experience includes the following:
· Prosecuting, maintaining, and enforcing trademark and copyright registrations and rights; establishing trade secret programs; and counseling on packaging and advertising matters
· Counseling on intellectual property and technology licensing and development, acquisitions, outsourcing, management, maintenance, and servicing agreements
· Advising on and structuring mechanisms for the creation, exploitation, transfer, and protection of intellectual property worldwide
· Negotiating, providing solutions for, and documenting numerous aspects of doing business online, including website development, terms governing site use, website content distribution, cobranding, linking and framing agreements, and resolution of domain name disputes
· Counseling on corporate formation, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as on commercial contract needs, including sales agreements and purchase contracts, distribution agreements, terms and conditions, service and consulting agreements, sales representative agreements, licensing agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
Ms. Scheib is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property and technology law issues and on the legal issues affecting business start-ups and entrepreneurs. Ms. Scheib has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Information Technology Law for 2010 to 2011 and in the area of Trademark Law for 2012 and 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) and has been recognized as one of the Hartford Business Journal's in the area of Information Technology Law for 2010 to 2011 and in the area of Trademark Law for 2012 and 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) and has been recognized as one of the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty."
Prior to joining Robinson & Cole, Ms. Scheib served as a law clerk to Connecticut Supreme Court Justices Richard N. Palmer and Francis M. McDonald.
- MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, 2011 to present, Board of Directors
- International Trademark Association (INTA), 2005 to present, Past Member of several committees, including the INTA Bulletin Committee and the Online Resources Committee
- Crossroads Venture Group, Hartford Chapter, 2010 to present, Board of Directors
- American Bar Association (ABA), 2003 to present, Member of the Business Section's Cyberspace Law Committee; Chair of Membership Development, 2003 to 2005
- ABA, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections
- New York State Bar Association, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections
- Odyssey of the Mind, Coach of Braeburn Div. I Team, 2012-2013
- The Children's Museum, Member of the Board of Trustees, 2008 to 2012
Honors and Awards
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010, recognized in Women in the Law: High Achievers yearbook
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trademark Law for 2012 and 2013 and in Information Technology Law for 2010 to 2011 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
- Hartford Business Journal,® in the area of Trademark Law for 2012 and 2013 and in Information Technology Law for 2010 to 2011 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
- Hartford Business Journal, 2006 "40 Under Forty" Inductee
- Representation of Phil's Fresh Foods (d/b/a EVOL Foods), an organic and natural food manufacturer, in a variety of corporate matters and financing transactions, including a revolving line of credit for working capital purposes.
- Representation of The Nielsen Company (U.S.) LLC, a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, and trade shows, in more than 10 investment, merger and acquisition, and tax restructuring matters.
- Representation of Bain Capital Ventures in connection with its Series B Preferred Stock investment in Dynamics, Inc., a producer of next-generation interactive payment cards.
- Representation of Symphony Marketing Solutions, Inc., a company providing analytics and data management services in the retail, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods industries, concerning acquisition by Genpact International, Inc., a business processes management company.
- Representation of First New England Capital, a private equity fund, concerning acquisition of controlling interest in Los Angeles, California-based Internet security company.
- Representation of Alta Communications, a Boston-based private equity fund, in acquisition of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based advanced sourcing technology company.
- Conducted due diligence, drafted intellectual property assignment instruments, and drafted intellectual property provisions of the asset purchase agreement for an international media company's sale of four major print and online publications in a deal valued at $70 million.
Publications & Presentations
- "The Basics of Drug and Medical Device Naming," co-authored with Brendan J. Witherell (9/1/2011), published in INTA Bulletin
- "Partnering: The Future of Legal Services Has Arrived" (7/2003), published in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
- "Work Station or Purgatory?" co-authored with Kathleen M. Porter and David B. Wilson (July/August 2002), published in ABA Business Law Today, includes steps toward a company policy on e-mail and using the net.
- "The Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 and the Formation of Copyright Policy" (1999)
- e-counsel: The Executive's Legal Guide to Electronic Commerce (2000)
- "Clean Energy: What is the Future?" (4/12/2012), presented by Crossroads Venture Group, provided opening remarks
- "Transitioning to a Series A Financing: Meeting Investor Expectations" (10/7/2010) presented at Connecticut Venture Group Meeting, panel discussion on preparing for, participating in, and living with Series A financing
- "Another Technology Wrinkle in M&A Practice: Open Source and Free Software" (4/2006) presented at the American Bar Association's Business Section Spring Meeting in Tampa, Florida, Panelist
- "The ABC's (and D's) of E: What Every Business Lawyer Should Know about the Law of Electronic Commerce" (4/2005) presented at the American Bar Association's Business Section 2005 Spring Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee
- "E-Commerce in Connecticut: Legal and Business Issues" (2001) presented at National Business Institute
- "Intellectual Property Issues in Marketing Products on the Internet" (Fall 2000) presented at the American Bar Association's National Institute
10.10.12, Jacqueline Scheib to Moderate Discussion on How Universities Help Foster New Technology
8.28.12, Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in National Peer Review Survey
4.26.12, Joey Lee Miranda and Jacqueline Scheib Play Key Roles at Conference on Investing in Clean Energy Businesses
9.19.11, Article by IP and Technology Attorneys Published in International Trademark Association Journal
7.11.11, Attorney Appointed to Board of MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut
6.15.11, Robinson & Cole Hosts Summer Interns from the Law and Government Academy at Hartford High School
10.15.10, Partner Serves as Panelist on "Transitioning to a Series A Financing" at Connecticut Venture Group Meeting
9.22.10, Robinson & Cole Partner Elected to Board of Directors of Hartford Chapter of Connecticut Venture Group
9.10.10, Women in the Law and in the News
2.10.10, Robinson & Cole Attorneys Publish Article on Open Source Software in New England In-House
8.12.08, Robinson & Cole Partner Voted on to Board of Trustees for Children's Museum