Sidley’s Technology and IP Transactions lawyers advise on leading-edge tech and IP transactions. We handle licensing, development, collaborations and joint ventures, outsourcing, standards setting, IP purchases and sales, and the IP and tech aspects of mergers and acquisitions. We devote a large and increasing share of our time to cross-border transactions, particularly in Asia Pacific and Europe.

“Sidley Austin LLPs ‘overall level of service leaves clients feeling very pleased and the firms lawyers are highly efficient.’”
The Legal 500 U.S., Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions, 2017

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Deep Client and Industry Knowledge

Our clients range from startups to some of the best-known companies in the world. Whether you are a Fortune 500 or emerging company, we work to understand your unique business and legal challenges. With that knowledge, we tailor our work to fit your precise needs.

We also bring to you our deep knowledge and experience in many industries, including:

 

“They continuously demonstrate a keen ability to understand the business and technological aspects of a transaction to ensure these are carried forward into an agreement.”
Chambers USA, Illinois: Technology & Outsourcing, 2014

Committed to Getting Your Deal Done

We see your project as you see it. You want to get it done and so do we. We deliver answers, not just issues. We treat your business partners constructively, as partners, not opponents. If we can propose a compromise that protects you while also solving a problem for them, we take pride in doing so.

Integrated Service

When needed, we bring to you the judgment and experience of lawyers throughout our firm, including from our Food, Drug and Medical Device Compliance and Enforcement, Healthcare, M&A, Private Equity, Financial Institutions Regulatory, Global Finance, TaxPrivacy, Data Security and Information Law and Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy practices, to find seamless and efficient ways to address the issues in your transactions.

“Sidley Austin provides absolutely flawless representation and advice.”
U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, National: Information Technology Law, 2015

Reputation for Excellence

We are consistently recognized in publications like Chambers, The Legal 500, IAM, Managing Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers, LMG Life Sciences, PLC Which Lawyer and the International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers.

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