IP Transactions and Licensing

Intellectual property plays a critical role in every business. Paul Hastings is frequently called upon to lead some of the largest, most complex, and most significant IP transactions across industries.

Client Successes

  • Advised Merck Animal Health in its acquisition of the U.S. rights to SENTINEL® FLAVOR TABS® and SENTINEL® SPECTRUM® Chews from Virbac and an associated supply agreement

  • Advised The Boeing Company in several transactions, including its acquisition of ForeFlight LLC, a provider of mobile and web-based aviation applications, and its strategic partnership with Kitty Hawk’s Cora division to advance urban air mobility

  • Advised Merck in its strategic research collaboration and license agreement with Yumanity Therapeutics focused on accelerating the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

  • Advised Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Image Processing Techniques Limited (d/b/a Omnitek), a provider of FPGA solutions for video and AI capabilities

Unparalleled Market Knowledge and Experience

  • Our IP experts help clients around the world develop effective licensing programs to maximize their patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets.

  • We not only identify the issues and potential liabilities associated with intellectual property, but advise on how to resolve those issues and mitigate those risks such that they are not impediments to completing transactions.

  • Our knowledge and experience allow us to effectively structure and negotiate licensing and partnering transactions for all types of proprietary technology across many sectors, including software, hardware, semiconductors, consulting services, wireless, internet, media, cleantech, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and healthcare.

Innovative Solutions for Complex Deals

  • We advise clients on the acquisition and licensing of IP assets, as well as managing the IP aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions in markets around the world.

  • Our lawyers act as business advisors, helping clients resolve potential issues, manage risk, and develop innovative solutions to close complex transactions.

Industry Recognition

  • Honored by Managing Intellectual Property in its IP Star awards in the Bio/Life Sciences, Copyright, and Patent Contentious categories

  • Named a Top Trade Secrets Law Firm in the U.S. for the past nine years by The Legal 500

  • Consistently recognized as outstanding by The Legal 500, Chambers USA, and other industry guides

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