Jeffrey Osterman is a partner in the Technology and IP Transactions practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and concentrates on matters with deep commercial or technical complexity. He has had extensive experience with pure patent licensing, technology transfer, outsourcing, technology integration, content licensing and merchandising.
Mr. Osterman recently advised Sanofi-Aventis in connection with the simplification of its global alliance with BMS covering the blockbuster drugs Plavix and Avapro and its restructuring of US rights to the drug Actonel, Lehman Brothers on a wide range of technology and intellectual property matters in connection with the largest bankruptcy filing in US history, Mubadala and Sony/ATV in connection with the proposed $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing and Yeda Research & Development in a major series of patent licenses with Merck KGaA, Amgen and ImClone. Mr. Osterman also regularly represents Panasonic in connection with a wide variety of transactional matters involving consumer electronics and GE in connection with the IP aspects of numerous corporate transactions. He also counsels clients with respect to their rights under existing agreements and the development of new technologies.
Mr. Osterman lived in Japan from May 1997 to May 1998 where he worked in-house on loan to the headquarters of Panasonic Corporation.
Mr. Osterman is a member of the State Bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has appeared on national television and lectured on intellectual property, electronic privacy and e¬commerce throughout the United States and on US intellectual property and contract law in Japan. He is also the Vice Chair of the IP Licensing Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners’ Association and is active in the open source legal community.
Mr. Osterman has received a number of awards for his expertise including being ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a national and global leader in the technology and outsourcing fields and by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the field of intellectual property.
Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
Cornell University (B.A., cum laude, 1992)