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Karen N. Ballack

Karen N. Ballack

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Redwood Shores, CA, USA


Karen Ballack is a partner in the Firm’s Technology and IP Transactions practice in the Silicon Valley office. Ms. Ballack is an intellectual property transactional attorney with emphasis on representing technology companies, particularly in the computer (hardware and software), Internet, semiconductor, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Ms. Ballack has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex technology and intellectual property alliances and transactions. Representative matters include: licensing arrangements; research and development collaborations; joint ventures; strategic alliances and corporate partnering transactions; intellectual property acquisitions and divestitures; manufacture and supply arrangements; distribution and reseller arrangements; co-marketing alliances; consulting and professional services agreements; and other arrangements involving the commercial exploitation of technology and intellectual property. Ms. Ballack’s practice also includes providing intellectual property assistance in connection with private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions. Her experience includes advising Yahoo on all technology and intellectual property aspects of its reverse spin-off of its operating business and ~ $4.48 billion acquisition of that business by Verizon, as well as Yahoo’s transfer of approximately 4,000 patent assets to a subsidiary for monetization purposes. Ms. Ballack is actively involved with the Firm’s diversity and pro bono efforts. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Progeria Research Foundation.
Karen N. Ballack is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets (SF) - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio (SF) - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio - Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets (SF) - New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio (SF) - Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets (SF) - New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio - Designing, Creating, and Pruning an IP Portfolio (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets - New IP Issues Impacting Business Transactions: Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, Patents and Trade Secrets (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 (SF), Friday, February 16, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar IP Issues in Business Transactions 2019, Thursday, February 07, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast IP Issues in Business Transactions 2019, Thursday, February 07, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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