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Latham & Watkins LLP

Steven Chinowsky

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Steven Chinowsky is a partner in the San Diego office and a member of the firm's Technology Transactions and Emerging Companies Practices. Mr. Chinowsky's practice focuses primarily on high technology, life science and intellectual property transactional matters including acquisitions and dispositions of intellectual property portfolios, technology licensing agreements, research and collaboration agreements, technology joint venture agreements, electronic funds transfer law telecommunications agreements, outsourcing, Internet related agreements and general commercial agreements. He also has substantial experience in privacy law (including COPPA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and California state law), entertainment law, and representing start-up companies with concerns such as formation, private equity and venture capital fund raising, employment matters, product development and commercialization.

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Latham & Watkins LLP excels in matters on the intersection between the life sciences and technology sectors and demonstrates strong experience in cross-licencing work and joint development agreements, but also in transactional mandates, including due diligence and other licencing aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Life sciences licensing chair Judith Hasko in Silicon Valley is the main contact, with key support coming from Christopher Hazuka, also in Silicon Valley, and San Diego’s Steven Chinowsky. The team advised Allergan on a collaboration agreement with Editas Medicine regarding gene editing therapies for ocular diseases, and assisted a major pharmaceutical player with its strategic alliance with a foreign start-up regarding population genomics research. Guardant Health, Arista Networks and Roxane Laboratories also feature on the client list.

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