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DLA Piper LLP (US)

2000 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214, USA
Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 650 833 2001
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Victoria Lee

Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2091
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/l/lee-victoria/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Technology aned Sourcing

Position

Partner; Global Co-Chair, Technology Sector

Career

Vicky Lee has been practicing in DLA Piper's Technology and Sourcing group for more than 25 years. She focuses on representation of emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions in the software and semiconductor industry, as well as a variety of other industry sectors.

Vicky has extensive experience in developing strategies for clients to protect, license and exploit their intellectual property assets. Her practice includes structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial and intellectual property agreements, such as:

-License agreements for patents, software, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets

-Agreements for product distribution, including OEM, distribution, sales representative and reseller agreements

-Manufacturing and purchase and supply agreements

A significant component of Vicky's practice includes advising clients on open source business models and compliance issues, and she has substantial experience in representing both customers and service providers in cloud computing transactions. She also has significant experience assisting clients in the intellectual property aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, spin-ins and spin-outs.

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese)

Education

J.D., University of California at Davis; B.A., University of California at Davis


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

DLA Piper LLP (US) delivers 'first class service' and offers 'a one-stop shop for all legal needs', thanks to the 'impressive scope of its US and international practice'. The group fields a strong transactional practice, but also excels in commercial licencing agreements and litigation settlements. Technology-related mandates account for the majority of recent highlight matters, but the group was also active for life sciences, automotive, retail and energy clients. Clients include Qualcomm, the University of Texas at Austin and Revolution Contraceptive. Practice head Mark Lehberg in San Diego, 'exceptional IP attorney' Jeffrey Aronson and Victoria Lee in Silicon Valley, and Philadelphia's Darius Gambino form the heart of the practice. Silicon Valley's Tzung-Bor Wei made partner. Michael McGurk left to found McGurk Group LLC. John Garvey joined Noria Therapeutics and Shane Albright joined Goodwin.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

Within: Leading lawyers

Victoria Lee - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Technology transactions

The ‘highly skilled, incredibly competent and professional’ practice group at DLA Piper LLP (US) is well known for its ‘extensive global connections’ and is rated by clients for its ‘quick turnaround on complicated projects’. Palo Alto-based Jeffrey D. Aronson (‘an exceptional and knowledgeable transactional attorney’) assisted Silicon Laboratories with its $282m acquisition of the semiconductors company Sigma Designs. Further, Washington DC-based Nancy Victory and R. Michael Senkowski acted for T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom in FCC negotiations regarding the announced merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation. Silicon Valley-based global co-chair Victoria Lee is also recommended.

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