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DLA Piper LLP (US)

4365 EXECUTIVE DRIVE, SUITE 1100, SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-2133, USA
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Mark Lehberg

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Mark Lehberg focuses his practice in the area of business and legal counseling in connection with complex business and technology related transactions, including outsourcing transactions, cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS), intellectual property license agreements, strategic alliances, joint research and development agreements, joint ventures and other commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Mark also works with clients to identify and develop creative solutions for managing key risk allocation issues in complex business and technology related transactions. He advises large public companies, startup companies and nonprofit companies in the development of intellectual property strategies, including strategies for the protection, licensing and other exploitation of intellectual property assets.

Member

California Bar Association Intellectual Property Section; San Diego County Bar Association; Licensing Executive Society; San Diego Software Industry Council; CommNexus San Diego

Education

J.D., Wake Forest University; M.B.A., University of Rochester; B.A., University of San Diego


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

With a particular strong standing in the life sciences and technology industries, DLA Piper LLP (US) demonstrates expertise in transactional licensing, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and asset sales, flanked by a strong due diligence track record; settlement negotiations, in particular with non-practicing entities, as well as domestic and international research and development agreements are other focus areas. The San Diego-based Mark Lehberg led advice to Qualcomm on a large number of cross-border licence agreements in the context of its $3bn joint venture with TDK. The team also assisted Geneius Biotechnology with the creation of its patent portfolio in the personalized oncology therapeutic platform space. In other work, San Diego’s Lisa Haile was key in obtaining a notice of allowance for Revolution Contraceptive from the Parsemus Foundation regarding a reversible male contraceptive. The Philadelphia-based Darius Gambino and Mike McGurk in Boston are other noteworthy practitioners. Clients also include Nanotherapeutics and the University of Texas at Austin.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Part of the firm’s wider IP and technology department, DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘excellent’ and ‘incredibly responsive’ practice covers commercial contracts, as well as franchising and distribution matters. In Atlanta, franchising and distribution group chair Richard Greenstein led advice to CircusTrix in its acquisition of Rockin’ Jump. In San Diego, commercial contracts group head Mark Lehberg and Jeff Baglio acted for Qualcomm in its $3bn joint venture with TDK. Silicon Valley-based Jeffrey Aronson and Atlanta-based Joseph Silver were engaged by Endgame regarding various strategic agreements with Accenture. Other clients include Catalina, Roark Capital Group and EagleView Technologies.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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