David G. Rickerby, Esq. 

Managing Member

Direct Line: 617-848-2616

David Rickerby has specialized in complex technology and business relationships for more than twenty years. He has worked in house, in the venture capital and intellectual property groups of prominent law firms, as an equity partner managing the technology transactions practice of one of the 100 most profitable law firms worldwide and is the founding partner of Boston Technology Law.

David has handled technology transactions and intellectual property licensing issues in most fields. He has particularly deep expertise in software and cloud computing, semiconductors, university licensing, open source, and government licensing.At last count, he has been involved in the drafting and negotiation of well over a thousand agreements.

David has been named in The Legal 500 for technology transactions. He has been listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer or a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star for multiple years.He was selected as one of 15 “Up and Comers” to watch in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2006.

David is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre, a member of the Cornell University Council, and is active in his local improv performance community.



Bet-The-Company-Agreements: significant time working on high profile and mission critical agreements and joint venture arrangements for companies of all sizes, finding solutions through creativity, perspective and experience.

Early Stage & Venture Backed Companies: special focus on emerging venture backed companies where the technology is critical and intellectual property is the prime currency; counsels on both licensing and channel strategies as well as major transactions.

Cross Border & International Transactions: frequently represents US and Canadian companies licensing prime intellectual property assets into and out of the US markets.




  • Cloud Computing
  • Open Source
  • Education
  • Games & Toys
  • Internet & E-Commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Publishing
  • Software

Practice Areas

  • Business & Technology 
  • Emerging Companies  
  • Venture Capital 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Energy & Clean-Tech 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Public Utilities 
  • Private Equity 
  • Health IT & Bioinformatics