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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

201 REDWOOD SHORES PARKWAY, REDWOOD SHORES, CA 94065, USA
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Karen Ballack

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Karen N Ballack, a partner in Weil’s Silicon Valley office, has extensive experience in technology and intellectual property alliances and transactions. She works with a range of technology companies, particularly in the semiconductor, computer, internet, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. She is regularly engaged to work on complex and sophisticated technology and intellectual property transactions. Representative matters include licensing, R&D collaborations, strategic alliances, joint ventures, intellectual property acquisitions and divestitures, cloud computing arrangements, outsourcing transactions, and manufacture, supply and distribution arrangements.

Education

San Diego State University (BS, summa cum laude, 1981); University of San Francisco (JD, 1986).


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP provides comprehensive service on licensing matter, including due diligence in relation to M&A and joint ventures, research and development agreements and outsourcing agreements. On the life sciences side, the group recently advised Eli Lilly on the licensing aspects of its collaboration with Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, which aimed at using the latter's technology platform to discover and commercialize new medicines for cardio-metabolic disease, neurodegeneration and pain. A recent technology highlight was advising Facebook subsidiary Oculus on several strategic commercial agreements regarding Oculus' virtual reality products. Atos, The Campbell Soup Company and Sanofi are also clients. Practice head Michael Epstein, Jeffrey Osterman and Charan Sandhu in New York, and Silicon Valley's Karen Ballack form the heart of the practice.

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