Technology Transactions

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Reed Smith's Technology Transactions Group helps businesses to maximize return on their technology assets domestically and globally.  Our clients include technology providers, as well as the entities licensing, acquiring or collaborating on the development of technology.  We advise both emerging growth and Fortune 500 companies on structuring and negotiating complex technology transactions—including strategic alliances, joint ventures, technology transfers, licensing arrangements, and other transactions involving intellectual property.

Reed Smith provides seamless execution for even the most complex international transactions.  Our global team brings together technical IP knowledge, high-stakes deal experience, and sound regulatory advice to negotiate complex agreements in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We advise clients in the following areas:

  • Outsourcing
  • Licensing
  • Collaborations
  • Consulting agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property acquisitions
  • Product acquisitions
  • Third-party agreements with employees, consultants and vendors
  • Software and website development
  • Evaluation of IP assets
  • Deal structuring, due diligence, and transaction documentation
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Open-source software development and distribution

Clients turn to us for counsel in a variety of areas, including patent prosecution, patent licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements, technology development agreements, licenses from universities, and the formation of start-up companies.