John P. Brockland


John P. Brockland
John Brockland’s practice focuses on strategic and commercial transactions involving the development, transfer and licensing of technology and intellectual property assets, as well as the provision of technology-related services. He has represented companies ranging from start-ups to large multinationals in a variety of industries, such as software, semiconductor, Internet, renewable energy and healthcare.

Mr. Brockland’s practice includes drafting, negotiating and counseling on a broad variety of transactions, including joint development, licensing, distribution, and reseller agreements for hardware, software, semiconductors, and related intellectual property, as well as electronic commerce and Internet services agreements. Mr. Brockland regularly advises on information technology and business process outsourcing arrangements. He also regularly oversees significant IP and commercial due diligence investigations in the context of mergers and acquisitions and prepares and negotiates IP and technology agreements in carve-outs, spin-outs and other transactions. He has many years of experience advising clients on issues related to open-source licensing models. Mr. Brockland is a frequent speaker and trainer on technology, intellectual property, and commercial law topics.

Mr. Brockland has been ranked as a leading lawyer for IT & Outsourcing by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. He has also been ranked by IAM Patent 1000 for licensing in California. He has been recognized in Legal 500 US in the field of Technology Transactions and named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2013.

Recent representations include:

  • Adobe in all IP aspects of its acquisition of certain assets comprising the Digital Analytix business of comScore, Inc., its acquisition of Mixamo, Inc., and its acquisition of Livefyre, Inc.
  • Dignity Health, the 5th largest healthcare provider in the U.S., in a number of large technology, outsourcing, and IP related transactions.
  • eBay in connection with the transition services aspects of its $925 million sale of eBay Enterprise and in all IP aspects of its acquisitions of Cargigi, Inc., Vivanuncios, and AppTek Partners.
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. in all IP and technology aspects of its acquisition of the Motorola Mobility business from Google.
  • RF Micro Devices in all IP and technology aspects of its $1.6 billion merger with radio frequency chip maker TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics in all IP aspects of its acquisition of Physical Graph Corporation, the developer of SmartThings.
  • Synopsys in the IP aspects of its acquisitions of Atrenta, Codenomicon, and WinterLogic.
  • Telstra Corporation in the IP aspects of its investments in BigCommerce Pty. Ltd. and Elastica, and its acquisition of Ooyala.
  • Vonage Holdings Corp. in all IP aspects of its up to $250 million acquisition of Nexmo, Inc., a developer of cloud-based API solutions and, at the time, the world's second largest Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) provider.

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