Advised on Admission to Trading, £17 Million Fundraising
Advised Samarkand Group PLC, a cross-border e-commerce technology and retail group, on the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the APEX segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market in the U.K. The significantly oversubscribed fundraising was scaled up from its original £10 million target to accommodate demand from institutional and qualified investors. The final amount raised was £17 million (before expenses) at an issue price of 115 pence per share. The net proceeds will be used primarily for the expansion of Samarkand’s business development activities and to progress the Nomad platform, its proprietary software platform.
Defense Verdict for Wireless Carrier
Obtained a defense verdict in a bench trial for a major wireless telecommunications carrier after a landlord sought to evict the wireless carrier from its premises and force the removal of a tower.
Litigation Counsel to Tech Company Following Data Breaches
Served as litigation counsel for an employee recognition and technology company against a telecommunication company that experienced data breaches.
Bet-the-Company Litigation for Tech Startup in Trade Secret, Breach of Contract Case
Served as counsel for technology startup in bet-the-company litigation involving trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims.
Defending Employment Tribunal Claim for Whistleblowing
Assisted a global technology provider with defending an employment tribunal claim for automatic unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal. The facts of the case were complicated and spanned across several years, with the claimant seeking losses in excess of £350,000. The claim settled for a fraction of the compensation sought.
Represented Medical Technology Company in IPO
Supported a medical technology company in completing its Initial Public Offering and trading on the Nasdaq.
Bankruptcy Counsel for Fortune 10 Tech Retailer
Represented a Fortune 10 American technology retailer in bankruptcy. Advised and assisted the client on many issues, including rejection, assignment and assumption of executory contracts, intellectual property license and privacy issues.
Counsel to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds Across Industries
Counsel to venture capital funds and private equity funds, notably in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology, health care, transportation/logistics, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products, and building products industries.
Protection of IP Rights and Strategic Partnerships in Fortune 500 Tech, Science Bankruptcies
Counsel to various Fortune 500 technology- and science-based companies with issues in bankruptcy involving protection of intellectual property rights and key strategic partnerships.
Acquisition of Online Apparel Ecommerce Business, Related IP Assets
Represented an investment firm client in the acquisition at auction of an online specialty retailer’s ecommerce business and related intellectual property assets, including trademarks and domain names, as well as merchandise and other assets. Transaction included negotiating asset purchase agreement, participating in bankruptcy negotiations, review of IP contracts, negotiating of loan document, conducting diligence of IP, as well as transition agreement for continued operation of ecommerce websites and onboarding of IP portfolio.
Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry
Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.
Patent Portfolio Development Related to Autonomous Vehicles
Led a team of patent attorneys to prepare and file several patent applications for a large client directed to the control, management and diagnostic testing of autonomous vehicles.
Trial Win for Telecommunications Client on Tortious Interference Claims
Won at two-week trial for a major telecommunications company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on tortious interference claims against an entity that had conspired with a local telephone company to engage in a traffic pumping scheme. The judgment entered in our client's favor approximated $2 million, and the Eighth Circuit affirmed the decision.
Dismissal of $1 Billion Class Action Claim
Multimillion-Dollar Venture Capital Investment into Biotech Company
Advised lead investor on multimillion-dollar Series A venture capital investment into biotech company developing and commercializing cutting-edge technologies for gene editing, gene expression and bioprocessing.
IP Due Diligence for $900 Million Business Acquisition
Handled the IP due diligence for a client that acquired a payments technology company valued at about $900 million.
Inter Partes Review for Multinational Security Company
Handled four different inter partes reviews for multinational company specializing in security and identity solutions.
Advised on Patent Matters Related to Automotive Technologies
Advised in-house counsel on patent-related matters, including noninfringement and invalidity analyses of competitor patents. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to variety of automotive technologies including automotive manufacturing, infotainment systems, electric vehicle (EV) charge controllers, audio systems, suspension systems and other mechanical systems.
Advised Emerging Fintech Company on Funding and Commercialization of Technology
Advised financial technology emerging company on its Series Seed and Series A venture capital rounds and commercialization of its technology.
Class Action in Large IoT Liability Case for Plaintiff Against Automotive Manufacturer
Serves as lead counsel for three certified plaintiffs’ classes totaling an estimated 400,000 to 500,000, in a case alleging that various cars and trucks suffer from a series of cybersecurity defects that render the vehicles susceptible to being hacked in a way that would allow the hacker to remotely control the vehicles’ operational and safety systems, including acceleration, braking, steering and ignition. Claims include breach of warranty and violations of various states’ consumer protection statutes.
Payment Authentication Patent Portfolio for Fintech Client
Developed patent portfolio for large fintech client in the area of payment authentication services. Multiple patent attorneys prepared and filed numerous patent applications directed to authenticating online users using client device metadata.
Outside Counsel for Global Rental Car Business
Served as outside legal counsel to a global leader in the rental car business in connection with technology development, software licensing and telecom services.
Representation in Class Action Involving Biometric Information Privacy Act
Represented corporate client in employment- related class action involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Patent Portfolio Management for Multinational Aerospace Corporation
Managed patent applications relating to semiconductors, avionics, antennas, modeling, simulation, non-destructive testing, flight control systems, communication systems, electronics, and unmanned systems.
Acquisition of Home Building CRM Company for Global Diversified Supplier
Managed acquisition of company providing CRM, sales automation, dynamic content management, and reporting for the home building and real estate sectors.
Acquisition of Software Company for Global Diversified Supplier
Managed acquisition of company providing web-based design software for a wide range of home improvement and renovation projects.