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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology




John Brockland is recognized as a leading technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions lawyer. He has handled prominent matters across the full technology spectrum, representing companies ranging from startups to large multinationals in many industries.

John focuses on strategic and commercial transactions involving the development, transfer, and licensing of technology and IP assets, as well as the provision of technology-related services.

John has years of experience drafting, negotiating, and counseling on joint-development, licensing, distribution, and reseller agreements in the fields of hardware, software, semiconductors, electronic commerce, and internet services. He is also experienced in advising clients on issues related to open-source licensing models and regularly counsels on information technology and business process outsourcing arrangements.

John advises on the IP and commercial aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, carve-outs, spin-offs, and other strategic transactions.

Known for his wide-ranging knowledge and experience, John is a frequent speaker on technology, intellectual property, and commercial law topics.


Education: J.D., with honors, The University of Chicago Law School, 1996

B.A., magna cum laude, Trinity University, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

Hogan Lovells US LLP has an experienced team of technology transactional lawyers spread throughout its US network, which is complemented by the firm’s international reach, enabling seamless advice on multi-jurisdictional matters. Negotiating IP licenses and conveyances, and commercializing international portfolios forms a large part of the team’s workload, and its activity spreads to growing fields such as AI, autonomous vehicles, digital health and blockchain. The firm’s regulatory expertise also provides a strong edge in heavily regulated industries such as healthcare, life sciences, telecoms and fintech. Audrey Reed and John Brockland jointly lead the team from Washington DC and Silicon Valley, respectively. David London in Denver is highly experienced in this area, as is Washington DC-based Michele Farquhar, who is most active in the telecoms space.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing

Hogan Lovells US LLP advises both vendors and customers on the negotiation of outsourcing transactions, and has been especially active for universities in this space. In addition to software licensing and purchases, the team’s recent work has also included strategic partnerships and joint ventures to service a range of business functions. The practice group is jointly led by Zenas Choi in Northern Virginia and Audrey Reed, who operates out ofWashington DC and New York. The team also has a presence on the West Coast, where San Francisco-based John Brockland is a key contact.