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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:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks IP Issues in Business Transactions 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 SF, Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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