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Kenneth L. Johnson

Kenneth L. Johnson

Norton Rose Fulbright

New York, NY, USA


Kenneth L. Johnson has advised a variety of publicly and privately held companies, ranging from emerging growth companies to leading financial services firms, on a broad array of intellectual property (IP), technology and green energy matters. His practice focuses on: 

Procurement, management and licensing of IP assets

Complex IP/technology transactions

High-stakes IP/technology litigation

Business-focused IP support for corporate transactions

Mr. Johnson's experience includes serving as Chief Patent Counsel for Credit Suisse, where he reinvigorated the patent program and realigned it with the business needs of the bank. His efforts resulted in a significant increase in the number of patents filed, and helped create one of Credit Suisse's first technology spin-outs, the revenues from which will help offset the costs typically associated with the IT back-office function. 

Mr. Johnson's experience in green energy and technology includes carbon financing and trading, including providing IP advice and counseling to a client in connection with their development of a first-of-its-kind structured financial product for the sale of emissions credits from a portfolio of CDM projects.

Mr. Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in IP and technology law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johnson was a partner at a firm where he counseled emerging growth and established companies on various business-critical IP and technology matters including: IP procurement and enforcement, corporate partnering agreements, IP licensing and technology transactions, corporate finance and capital markets, DMCA, privacy and open source.  

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