Cross-border and domestic intellectual property transactions have become standard practice for many businesses. In this competitive global marketplace, technological innovation and name recognition are fundamentals for any company to succeed. To manage this, clients need experienced legal counsel that is well versed in negotiating and closing sales, licensing, outsourcing, technology research and development, and other agreements and contracts.
The technology and outsourcing team at McDermott helps our clients structure and document commercial IP agreements to minimize business and financial risks while achieving short- and long-term objectives. Our team includes lawyers with more than three decades of experience advising national and multinational clients operating in a wide range of industries, including aviation, banking and finance, defense, energy, entertainment, life sciences, natural resources, real estate, technology and telecommunications.
We have represented clients in inbound and outbound IP and related transactions across North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa, and have been recognized as leading practitioners by publications and ratings agencies such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.
We advise clients on the purchase, sale and sharing of intellectual property assets, and provide comprehensive counsel on privacy, data security and technology transfers, among other issues. Our lawyers also represent businesses involved in the licensing of technology assets, whether from educational and research institutions, privately held R&D companies and publicly traded corporations, or to their own clients and customers. Our lawyers have significant experience in cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS) and robotics, and frequently negotiate IP transactions and agreements in the life sciences industry, including biomedical and medical devices.