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Intellectual Property Transactions

Notable Representations

A selection of our notable, global intellectual property transactions includes representations of:

  • Abu Dhabi United Investment & Development in its acquisition of Manchester City Football Club
  • Aditya Birla Group in its acquisition of Columbian Chemicals Company from One Equity Partners
  • Advanced Technology Investment Company in its $3.9 billion acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and in the creation of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
  • Anglo American plc in its $932 million sale of Moly-Cop and AltaSteel to OneSteel Limited
  • ArcelorMittal in the $605 million sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean—Skyline Steel and Astralloy—to Nucor Corporation
  • Avenue Capital Group in its acquisition of Milacron Inc. with DDJ Capital Management, LLC
  • BE Aerospace, Inc. in its $400 million acquisition of UFC Aerospace Corp.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation in the $1.5 billion sale of its Neurovascular Business to Stryker Corporation
  • Corning Incorporated in its $730 million acquisition from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) of the majority of BD's Discovery Labware unit; and in its acquisition of Axygen
  • Daimler AG in various transactions involving Chrysler
  • Danone in its acquisition of Medical Nutrition USA, Inc.
  • Dassault Systèmes in its $600 million acquisition of IBM's sales and client support business
  • Dow Chemical Company in the divestiture of its global polypropylene business to Braskem; $15.7 billion acquisition of Rohm and Haas; $1.7 billion sale of Morton Salt; and sale of Styron to Bain Capital
  • Federal Republic of Germany regarding legal matters related to the restructuring of the General Motors Group and Adam Opel GmbH
  • FINRA in its agreement with NYSE Euronext to assume responsibility for performing the market surveillance and enforcement functions currently conducted by NYSE Regulation
  • Francisco Partners LP in its acquisition of the Grass Valley Broadcast business from Technicolor; and in its acquisition of QuadraMed Corporation
  • Health Grades, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Vestar Capital Partners V, L.P.
  • Intuit Inc. in its acquisition of PayCycle, Inc.
  • JBS S.A. in its $2.8 billion acquisition of 64% of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation in its plan of reorganization
  • Mubadala in its $8.0 billion global business partnership with General Electric
  • NicOx in connection with a €70 million rights offering
  • Novartis in its €925 million acquisition of the specialty generic injectables business of EBEWE Pharma
  • PDL BioPharma, Inc. in connection with a $300 million securitization transaction intended to monetize certain of PDL's antibody humanization patents and royalties
  • Peoplefluent Holdings Corporation, and its parent Bedford Funding, in its investment in SocialText, Inc.
  • Register.com, Inc. in its acquisition by Web.com Inc.
  • sanofi-aventis in its acquisition of BMP Sunstone Corporation
  • Shiseido Company, Limited in its acquisition of Bare Escentuals, Inc.
  • Sony as part of a consortium, in the $4.5 billion acquisition of Nortel’s patents portfolio
  • STMicroelectronics N.V. in its sale of Numonyx Holding B.V. to Micron Technology, Inc.
  • SunGard Data Systems Inc. in the $1.8 billion sale of its Higher Education businesses to affiliates of Hellman & Friedman
  • Symphony Technology Group in its acquisition of Source Healthcare Analytics from Wolters Kluwer N.V.; in its acquisition of MSC.Software Corporation; and in its sale of The Capital Markets Company NV
  • Synthes, Inc. in its pending $21.3 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson
  • Twitter, Inc. in its acquisition of Dasient, Inc.
  • Vector Capital Limited in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Trafficmaster Plc
  • Vonage Corporation in connection with various capital markets and finance transactions
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