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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

Jeffrey Aronson

Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2426
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/a/aronson-jeffrey-d/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions

Position

Partner

Career

Jeff Aronson concentrates his practice in technology and intellectual property transactions.

He is experienced in intellectual property and licensing issues, and provides advice on the development and commercialization of a company’s products and technology and the establishment, protection and defense of its intellectual property rights.

His clients come from a broad range of industries and include public and private software, semiconductor, networking, hardware and Internet companies.

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University; B.A., University of California at Berkeley


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: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

DLA Piper LLP (US) is instructed primarily by clients in the technology and software industries, which it advises on a range of commercial transactions including tech licensing, trade mark agreements and outsourcing deals. Rated by clients for his ‘clearly superior and absolutely outstanding work’, Jeffrey Aronson in Silicon Valley advised Softbank Group Corporation on its investment in the on-demand dog walking service Wag and the messaging app Slack. In addition, the team acted for Nike in relation to its acquisition of artificial intelligence company Invertex. Other key figures include joint practice heads Mark Lehberg in Sand Diego and Richard Greenstein in Atlanta. The firm also saw a number of personnel changes in 2018: Washington DC-based Margo Tank and Chicago-based David Whitaker joined the practice group from Buckley LLP, and Matthew Gruenberg joined the Los Angeles office from Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Ryan T. Sulkin left the firm for Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

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 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 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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