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Thomas F. Villeneuve

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA


Tom F. Villeneuve, a founding partner of the firm, is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of U.S. and international corporate partnering, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and licensing, as well as in intellectual property strategy and commercialization. He has extensive expertise representing start-up/emerging companies and multinational corporations in these areas, and has successfully represented emerging company clients in major corporate partnering/strategic alliance and/or licensing arrangements with a great many of the largest U.S. and international information technology, communications, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as with the major research universities and institutes.
 
Tom was the only licensing/partnering lawyer named among the "Top 25 IP Lawyers" by California's leading legal trade publication. He is also one of only a handful of licensing/partnering attorneys named to Global Counsel's "Most Recommended Lawyers" lists and is recognized as one of California's top corporate transactional lawyers in both "Best Lawyers in America" and the Chambers USA guide to "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," as well as one of the Northern California "Super Lawyers." 

Tom has been a Federal court-appointed expert arbitrator, and has been appointed as an expert negotiator and expert counselor/witness regarding intellectual property issues and licensing/partnering practices in various industries. This includes such notable matters as: amicus counsel to the Software Industry Coalition and the Computer Software Industry Association with respect to the U.S. Supreme Court review of the seminal Lotus v. Borland copyright case; appointment by the California Attorney General as the lead strategist and negotiator in resolving the State's highly-publicized Oracle licensing scandal; and serving as the expert consultant and witness on corporate partnering/strategic alliances in the Beckman Center/City of Hope dispute with Genentech.
Thomas F. Villeneuve is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF) - IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF) - Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF) - Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF) - Critical License Terms: A Clause-by-Clause Review (SF), Friday, February 09, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 (SF), Friday, February 16, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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