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Edward Black

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Ed Black is head of Ropes & Gray's intellectual property transactions group. He is a corporate and intellectual property attorney who represents companies operating in the fields of technology, media, telecom, investment management, and consumer branded products in both the management of strategic intangible assets, and transactions related to strategic intangible assets. These transactions include mergers, acquisitions, asset transactions, joint ventures and alliances, collaborations, licensing and other arrangements. Ed's clients include hedge funds, technology companies, branded product companies, health care management organizations, financial services companies, media organizations and private equity investors. Ed remains active with many trade and professional associations where he is a frequent speaker on intellectual property, media, technology, and the operation of businesses utilizing intangible assets and proprietary rights. https://www.ropesgray.com/biographies/b/edward-g-black.aspx?AK=blac#sthash.zM6VkGsW.dpuf


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Ropes & Gray LLP is active in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology sectors. The firm’s main presence is in Boston where practice head David McIntosh and Mark Bellomy are based. Silicon Valley’s Megan Baca is also noted. A major highlight was assisting Akebia Therapeutics with its $1bn collaboration licence agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical for the development and commercialisation of an aenemia drug treatment, one of several strategic licence agreements that the client entrusted the practice with. In other work, Edward Black led in advising investment managing firm Tudor Investment on a collaboration agreement with an engineering firm in the field of artificial intelligence to advance trading strategies. Other clients include AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Lantheus Holdings and TPG Capital. James McGraw joined Gray Reed.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Known for its life sciences expertise, Ropes & Gray LLP’s practice handles a wide range of licensing and commercial agreements. Practice head Edward Black led advice to Tudor Investment Corporation on various IP transactions, including drafting agreements regarding a collaboration with an engineering firm. The group acted for Bain Capital Private Equity in all aspects arising from its acquisition of Innocor from a Sun Capital Partners affiliate. Mark Bellomy was engaged by Sarepta Therapuetics on the company’s sponsored research and option agreement with Généthon. David McIntosh and Silicon Valley-based Megan Baca are key names. All other partners are based in Boston. Other clients include Akebia Therapuetics, Pfizer and Juno Therapeutics.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Particularly focused on private equity sponsors, Ropes & Gray LLP’s clients span software, the internet, financial services, healthcare, consumer technology, media, semiconductors and telecoms. Recent work includes advising Mentor Graphics on its sale to Siemens Industry. The practice group leaders are Boston-based Edward Black, Jane Goldstein (who splits her time between Boston and New York) and Silicon Valley’s Andrew Thomases. New York-based Harry Rubin and Boston’s William Shields are other key contacts. Global M&A head Paul Scrivano joined from O'Melveny & Myers LLP in early 2017 and splits his time between the New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.

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