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Marcelo Halpern

Marcelo Halpern

Perkins Coie LLP

New York City and Chicago, IL, USA


Marcelo Halpern focuses on complex commercial transactions involving the development, deployment and distribution of technology in a wide variety of industries. He regularly works with clients in the blockchain industry, advising on technology and platform issues, structuring token offerings, digital currency issues, tokenization of assets, and the development and operation of blockchain based collaborative platforms. He also has advised on the formation of various blockchain consortiums, including the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, that develop blockchain platforms in specific industries and create industry standards.

Marcelo provides practical counsel in connection with emerging technologies, including those related to big data analytics, artificial intelligence, fintech and blockchain, internet of things, smart cities, mobile, cloud computing and “as a service” platforms, hardware and e-commerce, as well as the overall interplay of interoperability, industry standards and IP licensing approaches. He has a strong focus on complex strategic alliances and licensing transactions, outsourcing and ERP implementation, digital strategies—including open source licensing, data security, data use and privacy issues—and other marketing and distribution strategies.

Marcelo counsels multinational FORTUNE 100 companies, startups, emerging growth companies, governments and nonprofits on structuring and negotiating collaboration, development, distribution, license and service agreements. He also frequently advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, industry alliances and consortia, joint venture arrangements, financings, data management and tech transfer transactions.

Marcelo was honored by U.S. News - Best Lawyers as the Chicago “Lawyer of the Year” in the technology law category and has been listed since 2004 as one of “America’s Best Lawyers” for technology law by Chambers USA in its annual guide of leading business lawyers.

Outside of his legal practice, Marcelo serves on the board of directors for Youth Guidance, an organization offering school-based programs that empower youth in Chicago to succeed in school and in life. Marcelo previously served as president of the board of directors for, and remains active with, Illinois Legal Aid Online, a trailblazing platform connecting people to the resources they need to resolve their legal problems and interact with the legal system when they cannot find or afford a lawyer.

Marcelo Halpern is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Enforcing Copyrights - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Bankruptcy Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing - Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017
Licensing Negotiations: Skills and Tactics - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Intellectual Property Considerations in M&A (PowerPoint Slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Enforcing Copyrights - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2017
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Negotiation Skills and Tactics - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Negotiation Skills and Tactics - Negotiation Skills and Tactics, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Negotiation Skills and Tactics - Negotiation Skills and Tactics, Thursday, March 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Negotiation Skills and Tactics - Negotiation Skills and Tactics, Thursday, March 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018, Chicago, IL
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2018, Thursday, November 01, 2018, Chicago, IL
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Thursday, May 09, 2019, Chicago, IL
Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2019, Thursday, October 24, 2019, Chicago, IL
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
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