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  • Representing global financial services institution in negotiating a variety of commercial and technology contracts relating to all aspects of the client’s business, including data and software licenses and services agreements, consulting and development agreements and multi-year services agreements.
  • Representing Illinois-based renewable chemicals company in negotiating non-disclosure material transfer, supply, research and development and other commercial and technical agreements.
  • Representing global safety consulting and certification company in preparation of  Software-as-a-Service agreements.
  • Represented a consulting firm in connection with claims concerning disputed ownership of valuable image recognition technology software. In a matter that appeared to be spiraling into litigation, Peter and I were able to quickly implement a strategy that resulted in separate IP ownership and licensing agreements between our client and two other parties who had been involved in the development process. Going forward, the license agreements will result in millions of dollars of revenue for our client.
  • Representing online marketer of health and wellness services in all aspects of its business including drafting and negotiating website development and services agreements, counseling on brand name protection issues and obtaining trademark protection.
  • Represented start-up online fantasy role playing company in connection with all aspects of client’s trademark, copyright, intellectual property protection and licensing program.
  • Represented Washington-based manufacturer of wind turbine blade access platforms in negotiation of manufacturing and services agreement with an international wind energy provider.
  • Represented licensee of rights to the distribution of a lucrative and well-known children’s animated movie series, in its efforts to retain the ability to continue its licensing and distribution activities despite the licensor’s bankruptcy.
  • Represented nationally-known furniture manufacturer in trademark license agreement in connection with several well-known retail brand names including Nautica, Woolrich, Liz Claiborne and Tommy Bahama.
  • Represented global leader in automotive interior components, systems and modules in series of international patent and technology licenses in connection with separation of client’s U.S. and European businesses.
  • Represented licensor of key commercial truck pedal technology in negotiation of patent and know-how licensing agreements.
  • Represented licensee of bathroom fixture technology in negotiation of patent and know-how licensing agreement in connection with client’s acquisition of well-known bathroom fixtures brands.
  • Represented licensor/owner of several well-known foodservice and retail pasta brands in negotiation of trademark license and distribution agreement for rights throughout United States.
  • Represented licensee of rights to the distribution of a lucrative and well-known children’s animated movie series, in its efforts to retain the ability to continue its licensing and distribution activities despite the licensor’s bankruptcy.
  • Handled all aspects of the intellectual property aspects of Fortune 100 insurance/lending giant’s bankruptcy administration which included the negotiation of numerous trademark, software and IT license agreements.
  • Handled all aspects of international real estate investment trust’s international trademark and domain name portfolio, including monitoring for potential infringements and drafting and negotiating resolutions of such disputes.