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David Rickerby

Outside counsel with an in-house mindset. Practical, strategic, solution-oriented expertise in the licensing of software and other intellectual property. Client/customer focused and practicing with the belief that negotiating a good license requires understanding the nuances of your business and your long-term business objectives. Significant experience in: * High value, mission critical, unusual, and complex licensing and joint venture arrangements; * Open source software use, compliance, and related business strategies; * Emerging Medical and EMR software systems, and the cloud computing, big data, data mining, privacy, security, and interface issues they raise; * Outside counsel to established public companies on complex high value IP centric deals and latest trends in software, technology, commercial and contractual law; * Issues in venture backed companies where the technology is critical and intellectual property is prime currency; and * Negotiation of all types, with an interest in negotiation strategy. Additional areas of expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions: counseling on the successful transition of high value intellectual property in merger and sale scenarios; joint venture creation; post merger cross licensing. Antitrust: distribution arrangements, patent and channel strategies implicating antitrust concerns. VAR and OEM Agreements, Complex Joint Ventures, Patent Licensing, University Licensing, Distribution Agreement, Reseller Agreements, Start up law, Venture Capital