Jeffrey Osterman is a partner in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is a member of the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Information Management group. Mr. Osterman concentrates on matters with deep commercial or technical complexity and has had extensive experience with pure patent licensing, technology transfer, outsourcing, technology integration, content licensing and merchandising.
Mr. Osterman recently advised Sanofi in its worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with MannKind Corporation to develop and commercialize Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder; Verizon in connection with the acquisition of cloud TV technology from Intel; Lenovo in connection with the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google; and Mubadala and Sony/ATV in connection with the $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. Mr. Osterman also regularly represents Panasonic in connection with a wide variety of transactional matters involving consumer electronics and GE in connection with the IP aspects of numerous corporate transactions. He also counsels clients with respect to their rights under existing agreements and the development of new technologies.
Mr. Osterman lived in Japan from May 1997 to May 1998 where he worked in-house on loan to the headquarters of Panasonic Corporation.
Mr. Osterman has appeared on national television and lectured on intellectual property, electronic privacy and e-commerce throughout the United States and on U.S. intellectual property and contract law in Japan. He is active in the open source legal community.
Mr. Osterman has received a number of awards for his expertise in the technology and outsourcing fields, including most recently being named a 2016 Technology “MVP” by Law360. In addition, he is consistently ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Legal 500 US. He is also recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars for Copyright, Counselling and Licensing, and by Best Lawyers in America for Information Technology Law and Technology Law in New York. Mr. Osterman is consistently ranked in IAM Patent 1000, where clients have noted him as having “a stellar ability to see the forest through the trees, is a clear and concise draftsman and a constructive negotiator,” and also as “the kind of sophisticated IP lawyer you need on a tough deal – he understands his clients’ industry and business, and fights hard while communicating clearly in negotiations to get to a resolution.”