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Todd M. Schneider

Associate, Corporate Department
T 1(858) 458-3057
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Todd Schneider is an associate in the Paul Hastings San Diego office, where his practice focuses on intellectual property and technology transactional matters. He routinely advises clients in merger and acquisition transactions involving intellectual property, and is experienced in intellectual property related secured lending transactions. Mr. Schneider also counsels clients in a wide array of commercial and licensing transactions, and regularly drafts and negotiates license, development, manufacture, and other agreements for clients in a broad range of industries.

Mr. Schneider regularly prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, and has extensive patent prosecution experience, with an emphasis in the computer, electrical and mechanical arts.

Mr. Schneider is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


  • Accelrys, an R&D software and services company, in its $750 million sale to Dassault Systèmes.
  • Brocade Communications Systems in several transactions, including its $1.2 billion acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and its acquisition of the SteelApp application delivery control business of Riverbed Technology.
  • Covisint Corporation, a provider of a cloud platform for building Internet of Things (IoT) applications, in its acquisition by OpenText.
  • Flexera Software, a provider of software monetization, composition analysis, installation and cloud optimization solutions, in its acquisition of Palamida, a provider of software composition analysis solutions.
  • General Electric Company and its subsidiaries in several transactions, including: 
    • the acquisition of RMI, a rail software and services provider;
    • the acquisition of Critical Technologies, a supplier of cloud-based digital records management solutions;
    • the acquisition of, a provider of a machine-learning powered services;
    • the acquisition of ShipXpress, a provider of cloud-based software solutions that enable transportation, industrial, and commodities businesses to efficiently operate with supply chain partners;
    • the sale of Vital Signs, Inc. to CareFusion Corp.;
    • the sale of Thomas Medical Products, Inc. to Merit Medical Systems, Inc.;
    • the sale of GE Transportation’s rail signaling business to Alstom for approximately $800 million; and
  • Inverness Graham in several transactions, including its acquisition of Kalkomey Enterprises, a provider SaaS-based online recreational safety education, and its acquisition of SwipeClock, a provider of cloud based timekeeping and scheduling solutions.
  • Monitise plc in its acquisition of ClairMail, Inc., a provider of mobile banking and payments solutions.
  • Samsung Electronics in several transactions, including:   
    • the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International Industries, a provider of connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises;
    • the acquisition of CSR plc’s mobile connectivity and location technology;
  • Syclo, a provider of enterprise mobile applications and technologies, in its sale to SAP America.
  • Telogis, a provider of location intelligence solutions, in numerous strategic transactions and licensing matters, including its acquisitions of Maptuit, Navtrak, the mobile resources and fleet management solutions business of Intergis, and Remote Dynamics, and the sale of Telogis to Verizon Communications.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • San Diego Super Lawyer recognized Mr. Schneider as an Intellectual Property “Rising Star” in its 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • “Rediscover the Law: Joint Authorship Requires More than the Authors’ Intent to Merge Their Contributions,” IP Today (June 2012)
  • “Don’t Miss the Mark: Why Deal Makers Should Not Overlook Recent False Marking Statute Decisions,” IP Frontline (July 2011)
  • “Intellectual Property Indemnification Obligations: Liability for Combinations,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 14, 2010)
  • “Further Guidance on Browsewrap User Agreements,” Law360 (October 27, 2009)


  • University of San Diego, J.D., 2008 (Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society)
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S., Computer Science, 2005 (Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society)