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Acquisition of General Electric's Hydro Equipment Business
Represented Andritz AG in the acquisition of the hydro power equipment business of General Electric, including GE’s majority interest in GE Hydro more Featured
Acquisition for a major on-line gambling company
Represented a major on-line gambling company in an acquisition of all outstanding shares in a company owning rights to databases and search engines more Featured
Sales of shares of a major online gaming company
Represented the management of a major online gaming company in connection with the sale of all shares in the company to a public company. more Featured
Innovative strategic alliance for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
Represented Acuity Brands Lighting Inc, one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services, in connection more Featured
Cash/stock transaction for an acoustic parts and car body sealants company
Represented an acoustic parts and car body sealants company located in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. in connection with the sale of the company, more Featured
Acquisition for financial services corporation
Represented a financial services corporation in connection with its acquisition of a leading manufacturer and distributor of truck and trailer more Featured
Acquisition by Zodiac Marine & Pool
Represented Zodiac Marine & Pool in its $327 million acquisition of Polaris Pool Holdings Corporation from private equity fund Quad-C Management. more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
Represents Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, on intellectual property issues including design and more
Licensing for German pharmaceutical company
Represented a German pharmaceutical company in connection with a $400 million licensing and commercialization transaction to obtain rights more
Intellectual property protection for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies
Serves as intellectual property counsel for one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies overseeing protection of intellectual more
Patent licensing and research transactions for a medical research foundation
Represented a medical research foundation in patent licensing and sponsored research transactions since 1989.  The medical technology has spanned more
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more
Acquisition advice for a worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products
Represented a large, worldwide manufacturer of pool and recreational products that sought to acquire an early-stage company whose initial products more
Global patent and trademark strategy for Porex Corporation
Advises Porex Corporation in developing and coordinating global patent strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of more
Researched and advised commercial lending company of open source implications *
Advised a commercial lending company on open source implications of new product release. more
Intellectual property portfolio management services for one of the largest apparel companies in the world
Represents one of the largest apparel companies in the world in protecting their hosiery, hosiery machinery, knitwear, casual wear, shoes, lingerie more
Global trademark licensing and portfolio management and enforcement for JA Apparel Corp. (dba Joseph Abboud)
The firm serves as global trademark and licensing counsel to JA Apparel Corp., a $400 million worldwide lifestyle apparel, home furnishings and more
Sale of intellectual property for Hatch Medical LLC
Represented Hatch Medical LLC, seller, in $21 million sale of intellectual property related to medical device manufacturing. more
Trademark merchandising for Merv Griffin Entertainment *
Represents Merv Griffin Entertainment in trademark and copyright matters including clearance of title for new TV projects and disputes with respect more
Acquisition for Acuity Brands Inc.
Served as buyer's counsel for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and more
Intellectual property protection for a non-profit health care organization
Serves as intellectual property counsel to a non-profit health care organization, including assisting in trademark enforcement, trademark protection more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more
Acquisition by Zodiac Aerospace
Represented Zodiac Aerospace in its acquisition of C&D Aerospace, an aircraft interiors manufacturer with operations in the United States, more
Acquisition by an aerospace products and parts manufacturer
Represented an aerospace products and parts manufacturer in the acquisition of stock in a company engaged in the design, manufacture and assembly or more
Acquisition work for Diageo PLC *
Assisted Diageo PLC with various aspects of an acquisition of portions of Seagram Spirits division, including transfer of domain names, performance more
Acquisition of technology and patents for a large clinical laboratory network
Advised one of the world’s largest clinical laboratory network in pre- and post-acquisition due diligence relating to its acquisition of next gen more
Patent-related transactional and counseling services for investment advisor
Represented a Massachusetts consulting firm in the preparation and negotiation of an asset purchase agreement wherein they sold patent assets and more
Patent, trademark and copyright advice and counsel for Custom Design WallCovering
Advice and counsel provided in areas of patent, trademark and copyright to Custom Design WallCovering, a designer and supplier of wallcovering more
Investment and recapitalization advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with an investment in and recapitalization of an Atlanta, Georgia company specializing in comprehensive more
Trademark and copyright counsel to Patty Madden Inc.
Provide advice and counsel to Patty Madden Inc., leading designer of wallcovering patterns, including trademark and copyright counsel, licensing  more
License negotiations for The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta
Represented The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta Inc. in negotiating a license with Discovery Communications regarding use of the “SCITREK” more
Outside general counsel representation for a Singapore-based Australian private company *
Served as outside general counsel for a Singapore-based Australian private company and assisted in formulating strategies regarding M&A, more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Telesta Therapeutics Inc.
Represents Telesta Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, on intellectual property issues including design and implementation of  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for universities
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences, University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Carolina Charlotte and other more
Negotiated co-existing licensing agreement between U.S. and U.K. companies *
Negotiated co-existing licensing agreement between one of the largest U.S. commercial banks and an U.K. investment group with respect to worldwide more
Music licensing negotiation and advice
The firm drafts and negotiates music copyright licenses and other rights clearances for two major international apparel companies in connection with more
Intellectual property counseling for clean technology companies
Represented multiple clients in patent preparation, prosecution, opinion work, due diligence work, and transactional work (including licensing) in more
Acquisition and licensing of generic pharmaceutical products for private pharmaceutical company *
Represented private pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and the in-licensing of rights to generic more
International enforcement for consumer electronics company
Assisted a large consumer electronics company in a successful enforcement campaign in Europe by obtaining quick and powerful utility models in more
Acquisition of camera and sensor manufacturing company for aerospace supplier
Represented a company supplying systems and services to the aerospace and defense markets, in acquisition of a manufacturer of camera and sensor more
Trademark portfolio management and enforcement for OLIVIA character
The firm counsels Ian Falconer Ink Unlimited Inc., owner of the well-known OLIVIA children's book and television property, on domestic and more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Universities
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more
Trademark counsel for Marriott International
Primary outside trademark counsel for Marriott, managing the portfolio programs of all 16 of its internationally known hotel and hospitality brands. more
Negotiated international apparel company's sponsorship agreement
Negotiated international apparel company’s exclusivity multimillion primary sponsorship of a major racing series event including resolution of more
Patent procurement for a thermal engineering company
Advises a thermal engineering company that manufactures tubes for use in a variety of industries, including HVAC, refrigeration and appliance, and more
Patent and intellectual property representation for supplier of aerospace systems
Represented supplier of aerospace systems and services with patent and intellectual property related transactional issues in merger and acquisition more
Arbitration of international trademark licensing dispute before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of JA Apparel Corp. (dba Joseph Abboud)
Served as co-lead counsel in an international arbitration proceeding for plaintiff licensor JA Apparel Corp. against a Chinese licensee. After more
Investment and licensing agreement for one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures
Represented one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures in its investment in a developer of patented technology and in negotiating an more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Breach of exclusive license agreement litigation for Research and Development firm *
Successfully defended major medical device and pharmaceutical research and development firm from patentee’s $160M arbitration breach of best efforts more
Copyright licensing negotiations for not-for-profit ballet company *
Represents, on a pro bono basis, a not-for-profit ballet company in copyright licensing negotiations with choreographer’s trust and public television  more
Trademark and copyright advice and counsel for RJF Manufacturing
Provide advice and counsel in areas of trademark and copyright to global manufacturer, designer and supplier of wallcovering products, including more
Acquisition of semiconductor and infrared sensing technology by an aerospace manufacturer
The firm assisted an aerospace manufacturer with their acquisition of semiconductor and infrared sensing technology.  The firm's work included more
Acquisition of Textronics Inc. for adidas International Marketing B.V.
Represented adidas International Marketing B.V. in its acquisition of Textronics Inc. a designer and developer of bio-monitoring, wearable more
Trademark and copyright representation for a Fortune 100 financial services company
Represents a Fortune 100 financial services company in trademark license negotiations and copyright issues. more
Sale of cross border business for Zodiac Marine & Pool
Represented Zodiac Marine & Pool in its sale of the "Sevylor" inflatables and towables business in the United States, Canada, Australia and more
Acquisition and licensing of branded pharmaceutical products for a public pharmaceutical company *
Represented public pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of certain assets and the in-licensing of rights to branded more
Implementation of national gift card program for HBH Limited Partnership
Represented HBH Limited Partnership in the development and implementation of a national gift card program, including the negotiation of agreements more
Software licenses and agreements negotiation for Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc.
Represents Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Inc., a global consumer product testing company, in connection with software licenses and agreements, more
Patent prosecution and counseling for clinical laboratory services provider
Represent a leading clinical laboratory services provider in intellectual property related services, including freedom to operate analyses, patent more
Patent prosecution and counseling services for a leading manufacturer of windows and doors
Provided patent procurement and counseling services for a leading developer and manufacturer of windows and doors. These services include procuring more
Intellectual property litigation for JA Apparel Corp
After filing demand for arbitration, and conducting mediation, obtained favorable settlement for JA Apparel Corp., a leading men’s more
Intellectual property services and counseling for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Provide a wide range of intellectual property services to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., an international doughnut company. more
Acquisition of a leading laboratory automation supplier by a large clinical laboratory network
The firm assisted on of the world's largest clinical laboratory networks in its acquisition of a leading laboratory automation supplier.  Our more
License agreements for worldwide hotel company
Assisted a leading worldwide hotel company in the recordal of license agreements internationally. more
Trademark recordal projects for several large corporate entities
Represented various entities in complex, multi-stage recordal projects in order to update ownership records for thousands of marks in a large number more
Preferred stock investment advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with a Series B Preferred Stock investment in a commercial research company based in Manno, more
Intellectual property related matters for a clinical laboratory services provider
Represent a clinical laboratory services provider in matters related to intellectual property issues arising in connection with due diligence more
Negotiated licenses for owner of landmark Art Deco skyscraper *
Represented the owner of a landmark Art Deco skyscraper in New York City in connection with multiple licenses for use of the image of this property more
Negotiations for première gaming brand *
Represented one of the première gaming brands in the world, in negotiations with Mexican company that was using the same name for hotels outside the more
Uniform license agreements for a federation of independent health insurance companies
The firm serves as a consultant to a federation of independent health insurance companies in revising their diverse license agreements into an more
License negotiations and intellectual property counseling for Patty Madden Inc.
Represents Patty Madden Inc., a well-known wall covering designer, in drafting and conducting license negotiations in connection with branding of the  more
Acquisition and licensing for large clinical laboratory network
The firm assists one of the world's largest clinical laboratory network's in pre-acquisition and pre-licensing due diligence relating to technology more
Preferred stock investment advice to a venture capital firm
Advised a venture capital firm in connection with its investment in Series E Preferred Stock of a Boston, Massachusetts provider of analytic health more
General corporate counsel representation for a commercial cooking equipment company
Represented a company focused on commercial cooking equipment in a variety of legal areas including public offerings, employment contracts, more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a provider of integrated drug development services
Represented a provider of integrated drug development services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, performed due more
Acquisition program of Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., an international architectural and construction products company, in its acquisition program. more
Patent license negotiations for electronics company
Represented a large foreign-based manufacturer of consumer electronics goods in protracted patent license negotiations against the dominant more
Patent prosecution and counseling for CardioMEMS Inc.
Represents CardioMEMS, a medical device company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology  more
Licensing counsel for apparel wholesale and retail marketer
Represented a major U.S. footwear and apparel company in connection with a wide range of licensing matters in multiple market more
Acquisition of a privately-held defense contractor by a global aerospace and defense industry supplier
The firm assisted a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industries with their acquisition of optical and infrared more

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Cash/stock transaction for an acoustic parts and car body sealants company
Represented an acoustic parts and car body sealants company located in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. in connection with the sale of the company, more
Innovative strategic alliance for Acuity Brands Lighting Inc.
Represented Acuity Brands Lighting Inc, one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and related products and services, in connection more
Acquisition for financial services corporation
Represented a financial services corporation in connection with its acquisition of a leading manufacturer and distributor of truck and trailer more
Sales of shares of a major online gaming company
Represented the management of a major online gaming company in connection with the sale of all shares in the company to a public company. more

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