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Jeff P Johnson

WilmerHale

Boston, MA, USA


Jeff Johnson represents public and private clients, from large public companies to new startups and emerging companies, in the hardware, software, data, Internet, financial, FinTech and other markets. The core areas of his practice include the development and commercialization of technology and products.

Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on technology and patent licensing, joint ventures and collaboration agreements, domestic and international distribution and reseller agreements, outsourcing agreements, services and consulting agreements, and acquisition and sale of technology assets. His technology licensing practice involves negotiations and drafting of hardware, software, data and other intellectual property licenses; development agreements; manufacturing agreements; sales representative agreements; hosted service agreements; 'Software as a Service' contracts; Internet advertising and use agreements and related arrangements. He also advises clients generally on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Learn more about Jeff's practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Johnson was associated with another firm, where he represented a number of large and small public corporations in general corporate and securities matters.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a 2013 and 2014 leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 
  • Selected in 2009–2013 as one of the 250 "World's Leading IP Strategists" by IAM Magazine (UK)

Recent Highlights

  • Represented Alcatel-Lucent in their sale of their LGS subsidiary for $200 million
  • Represent Oxford Instruments (UK) in global product distribution agreements for scientific instruments and materials
  • Represented an international investment bank in its licensing of foreign exchange trading data and algorithms
  • Represent Benu Networks in commercialization and distribution agreements for telecom equipment and software
  • Represent Booz Allen Hamilton in intellectual property and transactional matters
  • Represent Tego, Inc. in product commercialization agreements with aircraft suppliers and manufacturers

Professional Activities

Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society. Mr. Johnson was Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society from 2007 to 2012.

Practice Area

Intellectual Property
Post-Grant Patent Proceedings
Transactional
Corporate
Emerging Company
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Outsourcing

Education

JD, Stanford Law School, 1998
MS, Information Systems Policy, University of Maine, 1995
BS, Engineering, with Highest Distinction, University of Maine, 1993

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New York

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