Mergers & Acquisitions Junkie. Achieved 100% success rate negotiating and closing 150+ technology industry M&A deals valued at $75 million or more.
Intellectual Property “Super Lawyer”. Named by San Francisco Magazine.
Internet Law Pioneer. Prevailed for eBay in precedent-setting Internet litigation by convincing federal judge to issue injunction to shut down robotic “spiders”.
Product Innovation Guru. Coached dominant firms in rolling out innovative new products across key technology industries: Networking (Cisco Systems); Data Storage (Seagate); Internet (Netscape, eBay, Sun Microsystems); Software (Adobe, Cadence, Novell, Sybase); Semiconductors (LSI Logic, Qualcomm, NVIDIA); Life Sciences (Amgen).
Protected Trade Secrets. Negotiated proactive licensing agreements and litigated IP cases to protect software industry clients. Examples: Successfully represented Sun Microsystems in a $1.6B JAVA copyright case against Microsoft Corporation; represented Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in a trade secret theft case against competitor Avant!, ultimately resulting in $265 million payment to Cadence.
Anti-Microsoft Warrior. Counseled numerous Silicon Valley-based computer operating system software and web browser developers over a ten-year period on business and legal strategy adverse to Microsoft Corporation.
Software Focus. Recognized expert in antitrust issues facing computer software industry, including Standard-Setting Rules and Liabilities, Duties of a Monopolist to Deal with Competitors, and Intellectual Property Licensing Restrictions.
“Always Ready to Think Outside the Box”. Engineered favorable FTC Consent Order for Cadence, approved on 3-2 vote, by creating open access interconnection settlement to resolve objections to Electronic Design Automation Software acquisitions.