Mr. Itchon has counseled, negotiated on behalf of, drafted various intellectual property and commercial agreements for, and coordinated intellectual property, commercial, and data / privacy due diligence on behalf of clients ranging from startups to large multi-national corporations in a number of industries, including the hardware, software, Internet, and semiconductor industries.
Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Itchon performed similar work at other large international firms, as well as advised clients on patent and license disputes in the software, Internet, and media industries and on antitrust matters arising from criminal investigations and civil suits. He also clerked at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he contributed to investigations in the media, chemical, and other industries. In law school, Mr. Itchon taught contracts seminars 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 teams advising:
- Adobe Systems in its acquisitions of Auditude, EchoSign, Fotolia (for $800 million), Livefyre, 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, Gold Standard Simulations, Magma Design Automation (for $523 million), Simpleware, and WinterLogic, and its acquisition of certain assets from Quotium Technologies; and
- Vonage in its acquisitions of Nexmo (for $230 million), Vocalocity (for $130 million), and Telesphere Networks (for $114 million).