Jeff helps clients capitalize on crucial technology and IP assets through licensing and other strategic alliances.
He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a full range of patent, trademark, and software licensing agreements, joint development agreement, collaborative, and sponsored research agreements, and material and university technology transfer agreements.
Jeff also represents clients in a wide range of information technology transactions, including preparing and negotiating software development agreements, cloud service and hosting agreements, data sharing and licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, master services agreements, service provider agreements, and more.
He serves as lead licensing counsel for a diverse group of companies ranging from high-tech start-ups to major public and private universities to leading multinational biotech, software, agribusiness, manufacturing, and consumer products companies.
Clients appreciate Jeff’s business-minded approach to their matters, from day-to-day licensing and contractual issues to major cross-border transactions. Additionally, Jeff’s scientific background aids his ability to understand and appreciate nuances in his clients’ complex technologies and provide tailored advice.
Beyond helping companies commercialize their IP assets, Jeff is also a registered patent attorney and provides clients with strategic counsel on obtaining strong patent, trademark, and copyright protection.
A respected IP thought leader, Jeff has recently spoken and written about timely topics such as IP security interests to key considerations in drafting IP license agreements for technology.