Jeffrey Osterman is a partner in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and a member of the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Information Management group and is based in New York. 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 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.
Mr. Osterman is ranked Band 1 for Technology & Outsourcing in New York by Chambers USA, where clients note "he’s just extremely thorough and he has the memory of an elephant." He is "very smart, very responsive and won't fight about matters that aren't important." He is also recommended for Patents: Licensing, Technology Transactions and Healthcare: Life Sciences by Legal 500 US. Mr. Osterman is recognized as an “IP Star” for IP Transactions, Patent Strategy & Counseling and Copyright by Managing Intellectual Property and has been named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law in New York by Best Lawyers in America. He is “Highly Recommended” by IAM Patent 1000, where clients have noted he has “a stellar ability to see the forest through the trees, is a clear and concise draftsman and a constructive negotiator,” and that he is “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.” Mr. Osterman was named a 2016 Technology “MVP” by Law360.