Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Itchon performed similar technology transactions work at other large international firms. In addition, he has handled patent and license disputes for clients in the software, Internet, and media industries as well as antitrust, regulatory, and securities litigation matters. He also clerked at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he contributed to investigations in the chemical, media, and security industries. In law school, Mr. Itchon taught a contracts seminar to first-year law students.
Prior to law school, Mr. Itchon was a business development manager at Hewlett-Packard Company where he facilitated large-volume, multi-million dollar enterprise and federal deals and served as a technical liaison between manufacturing divisions and field sales.
Mr. Itchon has presented on intellectual property for Legal Services for Entrepreneurs and media law for the Art Institute of California.
Member of the team advising:
- Adobe Systems in its acquisitions of Auditude, EchoSign, Fotolia (for $800 million), Mixamo, and Neolane (for $600 million), and its acquisition of the Digital Analytix business of comScore;
- Advent International in its acquisition of a majority stake in Serta Simmons;
- eBay in its acquisitions of Decide.com, Hunch, Magento, PhiSix, and Shutl, its acquisitions of certain assets from Apptek and from Minno, and its sale of eBay Enterprise;
- Facebook in its acquisition of the Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft and its acquisition of Parse;
- Opera Software in its acquisitions of AdColony and SurfEasy;
- PayPal in its acquisitions of Duff Research, StackMob, and Where, and its joint venture with SoftBank;
- Qualcomm in its acquisition of a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard;
- Riverbed Technology in its acquisitions of Aptimize and Zeus Technology and its sale of its SteelStore product line;
- Samsung Electronics in its acquisition of SmartThings;
- Synopsys in its acquisitions of Atrenta, Coverity (for $375 million), Goanna Software, and Magma Design Automation (for $523 million), and its acquisition of certain assets from Quotium Technologies; and
- Vonage in its acquisitions of Vocalocity (for $130 million) and Telesphere Networks (for $114 million).