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Technology

Shearman & Sterling’s Technology Group provides comprehensive and deep experience across a wide range of key technology sectors. Due to our extensive industry knowledge, we deliver superior results to our technology clients.

We have substantial industry knowledge that helps our clients protect particular competitive advantages and assets. Our clients include some of the world’s largest technology and software companies, promising venture-backed and privately held companies, as well as investment banks and private equity funds that focus on technology. We work with our clients as a strategic advisor to guide them through all phases of growth including capital raising, complex cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and other collaborations.

We also provide strategic counseling on intellectual property rights including trademark, copyright and patent, as well as antitrust and antitrust litigation including cartels, counseling & compliance, IP/antitrust interface, market investigations, merger control, state aid & privatizations, and unilateral conduct. In addition, our Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation practice offers a full range of legal services relating to the enforcement and commercial exploitation of intellectual property and technology assets, working in conjunction with our highly regarded litigation and global arbitration groups.

Featured Matters

  • Francisco Partners: in various M&A transactions and strategic investments, including its acquisitions of Avangate, EF Johnson Technologies, FrontRange Solutions, Plex Systems, Quadramed and Source Photonics and and its dispositions of portfolio companies to 3M, ADP, Belden, General Electric, JVCKenwood, New Mountain Capital, Nuance Communications, OpenText
  • Informatica in various transactions, including its acquisition of Data Scout Solutions Group Ltd.
  • Intellectual Ventures: in its acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s Digital Imaging Patent Portfolio.
  • Intuit: in various transactions, including its acquisitions of PayCycle and Boorah.
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks: on its offering of €450 million 6¾% Senior Notes due 2018 and €350 million 7⅛ Senior Notes due 2020 and its sale to a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation of a patent portfolio for wireless infrastructure and user equipment technology relating to second (2G), third (3G) and fourth (4G) generation wireless technologies and its license agreement with Acacia Research Corporation subsidiary ADAPTIX.
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