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Ropes & Gray LLP

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Boston, Central Hong Kong, Chicago, East Palo Alto, London EC4M, London EC4M and 6 more

David McIntosh

Ropes & Gray LLP


David advises a wide range of companies, investors, and institutions in all manner of transactions involving intellectual property, including technology licensing, product development collaborations, outsourcing transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, supply arrangements, distribution and co-promotion deals, and other strategic commercial agreements. David has extensive experience advising companies in the life sciences, technology, and branded product industries with respect to the creation and management of intellectual property, and day-to-day commercial and corporate matters. David also advises major life sciences, technology, branded product, retail, and financial services companies in connection with privacy and data security matters, including the design and implementation of global privacy and data security programs, privacy issues related to marketing and social media initiatives, and notice issues following data security breaches. - See more at:

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Ropes & Gray LLP was especially active in healthcare- and pharmaceutical-related instructions, though the group's recent highlights also include semiconductor and biotechnology mandates. Practice head David McIntosh advised Sarepta Therapeutics on multiple transactions, ranging from the negotiation of a license and option agreement with Lacerta Therapeutics to the negotiation of an exclusive license agreement with Lysogene to develop a gene therapy aimed at treating a neurodegenerative disorder. Bain Capital, BioTelemetry and Shire are other key clients. Silicon Valley's Megan Baca, Edward Black and Mark Bellomy are also noted, as is Regina Sam Penti, who recently made partner. Harry Rubin joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Ropes & Gray LLP is ‘well equipped' to handle standalone commercial contracts and M&A-related IP transactions for healthcare companies, IT-companies and private equity firms. Silicon Valley-based Megan Baca (‘business-oriented, resourceful, and reliable’) advised TPG Capital on its stock acquisition from Intel of Wind River Systems, a provider of internet operating systems. In addition, Edward Black advised semiconductors manufacturer M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings on a licensing and joint venture arrangement with STMicroelectronics. Practice head David M. McIntosh assisted biotech company Homology Medicines with a research collaboration with Novartis for the use of the client’s gene editing technology in the development of blood disease treatments. Regina Sam Penti was promoted to partner in November 2018; Harry Rubin in New York left the practice to join Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in October 2018. Named lawyers are based in Boston unless otherwise stated.

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