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Sheppard Mullin’s Technology Transactions Team is an experienced cross-disciplinary team dedicated to serving our clients’ needs in every phase of their commercial and technology transactions in all major technology industries including:

  • Software
  • Internet
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Entertainment
  • Digital Media
  • Advertising
  • Electronics
  • Consumer Product
  • Financial Services
  • Video Games
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Biotech
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biologics
  • Cell-based Products
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Vaccines
  • Medical Devices
  • Nutritional
  • Supplements
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Medical Equipment
  • Lab Equipment
  • Contract Manufacturing

Our attorneys have the experience and passion to provide a full range of legal support on a wide array of business arrangements, including:

  • IP acquisition, diligence reviews and audits
  • IP licensing agreements, strategy and negotiation
  • Collaboration advice, introductions and negotiation
  • Partner and partnership evaluations and analysis
  • Strategic alliance negotiation or structuring of joint ventures
  • Due diligence, representations and warranties, licenses and other IP aspects of M&A and other corporate transactions, including preparation for IPO
  • Manufacturing and development agreements and quality audits
  • Clinical trials management, contracting and support
  • Research program planning and negotiation
  • FDA and regulatory support for approvals, inspections, and meeting preparation and attendance
  • Distribution, fulfillment, supply, logistics, sale and other services agreements
  • Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and other “cloud” computing services agreements
  • Terms of service and privacy policies for websites, social media and mobile applications
  • Open source software analysis, strategy and audits
  • OEM, VAR and reseller agreements
  • Information technology (IT), business process (BP) and third party logistics (3PL) outsourcing transactions
  • Digital content development, licensing and distribution agreements
  • Ad network, ad exchange, ad sales and other ad-serving agreements
  • Agreements for the commercialization of data

Regardless of the industry or the related technology, we support and shape each deal with a team that understands the client’s business, technology needs and objectives. We provide clients with the most effective and efficient ways to plan and structure their transactions and negotiate and document their business arrangements. We also assist clients in the day-to-day issues associated with their on-going business relationships, assist in transactional disputes, and help them plan and exit from arrangements that no longer meet their business needs. In addition, our diverse team has experience working with clients in related areas such as antitrust, export control, bankruptcy, security interests, privacy and data security, revenue recognition rules and government contracts.