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.
Mr. Itchon has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential and has experience counseling clients on data / privacy issues.
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;
- Applied Materials in its merger with Tokyo Electron ($29 billion) and its acquisition of DFMSim;
- Atos S.E. in its pending $3.57 billion acquisition of Syntel, Inc.;
- Conversica, LLC in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of SaaS artificial intelligence provider Intelligens LLC;
- eBay in its acquisitions of Decide.com, Hunch, Magento, PhiSix, and Shutl, its acquisitions of certain assets from Apptek and from Minno, and the transition services aspects of its sale of eBay Enterprise ($925 million);
- Facebook in its acquisition of the Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft and its acquisition of Parse;
- Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Boyd Corporation;
- HCL Technologies Limited and Sumeru Equity Partners in the $330 million acquisition of Actian Corporation;
- 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;
- PWP Growth Equity in its minority investment in Premier Food Concepts, LLC (d/b/a Luna Grill);
- 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, Cigital, Codiscope, 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;
- TPG Capital in its minority investment in Rodan + Fields;
- Vonage in its acquisitions of Nexmo (for $230 million), Vocalocity (for $130 million), and Telesphere Networks (for $114 million); and
- Woodspring Hotels Holdings LLC (a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg) in its $231 million sale of WoodSpring Hotels Franchise Services LLC to Choice Hotels International, Inc. and in its sale of more than 100 company-owned hotel properties to funds affiliated with Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners II.