Technology

Work for Clients

A sampling of the innovative deals and matters we have handled on behalf of our clients

Experience

CORPORATE FINANCE
  • Apartment rental search platform Zumper in multiple transactions, including:
    • its $46 million Series C financing led by Axel Springer and Stereo Capital, with participation from Blackstone and existing investors Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Breyer Capital, Scott Cook, Goodwater Capital and xfund
    • its $17.6 million Series B funding led by Breyer Capital and Foxhaven Asset Management, including follow-up funding from existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Goodwater Capital, Scott Cook and others
  • ezCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering, in its $100 million Series D financing led by Wellington Management Company LLP, with participation from existing investors ICONIQ Capital, Insight Venture Partners and others
  • Venture capital firm CRV (Charles River Ventures) as lead investor in a $10 million Series A financing for contract management company Concord
  • Datadog, a SaaS-based monitoring and data analytics platform that provides a unified view of IT infrastructure, in its $31 million Series C financing led by existing investor Index Ventures,with follow-on investments from  RTP Ventures, Amplify Partners, and OpenView Venture Partners.
  • Jibo, a maker of a social robot, in its $25.3 million Series A financing
  • Linkable Networks, a loyalty advertising technology company that aims to engage retailers and consumer-packaged goods brands with millennials, in its $11.7 million in funding
  • Global app-testing leader Applause in its $43 million series E financing led by Goldman Sachs
  • InsightSquared, a provider of next generation business intelligence software as a service, on its $13.5 million Series C financing led by Atlas Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, NextView Ventures and Two Sigma Ventures
  • Cloud security pioneer and the world’s leading cloud data security company, CloudLock, in its $16.5 million series C financing led by Bessemer Venture Capital
  • VoltDB in its $8 million Series B financing led by Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners
  • Harvest Automation, a developer of robotic equipment for the agriculture industry, in its $11.75 million Series C financing round

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • Represented IBM in two successful PTAB appeals of USPTO Examiner rejections on patent applications directed towards content decryption technologies
  • Represented LevelUp, the nation’s largest mobile payment network, in obtaining summary judgment of non-infringement
  • Tried major patent and technology-related cases for Hughes Aircraft, General Motors, Titanium Metals, Nickson Industries and Boston Communications Group
  • Served as lead counsel for Hittite Microwave in defense of patent infringement litigation concerning integrated circuits
  • Successfully defended a consortium of Boston-area hospitals and universities in patent litigation concerning magnetic resonance imaging technology
  • Assisted a well-known manufacturer of CAD design software in a multinational trademark dispute with a competing software provider with respect to use of certain terms commonly used in the industry; we handled a large number of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings filed by our client worldwide

LICENSING & STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
  • Tracking technologies pioneer Position Imaging (PI) in:
    • its partnership with global technology firm Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. (HLDS) for the production and manufacturing of its revolutionary Amoeba product line of innovative package tracking systems
    • in its partnership with Bell and Howell to provide complete installation and maintenance service of PI’s new retail Smart Package Room solution for retail customers across North America
  • A fabless semiconductor company in its licensing of technology and patents from IBM
  • A software company in licensing to state health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act
  • A developer of software and hardware systems for position tracking in collaboration agreement with a sports media company
  • A maker of software used for Internet data caching in its licensing of its software to a major Indian telecommunications network
  • A major automotive manufacturer in a wide variety of matters, such as inbound software and technology licensing, outbound data licensing, strategic alliance with a public company, and development of form agreements including a master services agreement, purchasing agreement, and confidentiality agreement. Also advised on protection and licensing of its brand-name trademarks, including advising on and negotiating licenses to authorized dealers and other affiliates

LITIGATION
  • Represented the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a high technology company at trial in an accounting revenue recognition case
  • Successfully represented Uber Technologies in obtaining dismissal of Massachusetts Superior Court litigation alleging that the Uber mobile app constituted an illegal taximeter under Massachusetts law
  • Obtained dismissal for Dell in a consumer class action in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court based on arguments for change in governing law
  • Represented Hittite Microwave Corporation of public company in defending against shareholder class litigation challenging the $2.5 billion acquisition of Hittite and enabled the transaction to close on schedule with no change to price or deal terms
  • Defended EMC Corporation in shareholder appraisal action arising out of merger; Mary Morgan v. Voyence, Inc. (Delaware Chancery Court)

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
  • Entegris (Nasdaq: ENTG) in the acquisition of MPD Chemicals for approximately $165 million
  • Global cybersecurity leader RSA in its acquisition of Fortscale, a behavioral analytics company
  • Leading healthcare data analytics company Inovalon Holdings (INOV:Nasdaq) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of ABILITY Network, a cloud-based software-as-a-service healthcare technology company
  • Information technology corporation Dell Technologies in its $145.8 million sale of Mozy, Inc. to data protection company Carbonite (Nasdaq: CARB). 
  • Body Labs, a creator of 3D body model technology, in its sale to Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN).
  • Dragon Innovation, a provider of manufacturing solutions that help new hardware developers go from prototype to full production, in its sale to Avnet (NYSE: AVT)
  • Mill Road Capital II, L.P. and its portfolio company, Skullcandy, in the $85 million sale of Skullcandy’s ASTRO Gaming headset business to Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI), a Swiss public company offering music, gaming, video and computing products
  • Security orchestration and automation company Komand in its sale to corporate network security company Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD)
  • International Data Group in its acquisition by China Oceanwide and IDG Capital, Inc.
  • Computer-aided engineering company Exa Corporation (Nasdaq: EXA) in its $400 million sale to French software company Dassault
  • Mill Road Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm focused on investing in publicly traded micro-cap companies in the U.S. and Canada, in the going private acquisition of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a creator of world-class audio experiences through its Skullcandy and Astro Gaming brands, after a contested process
  • Dell EMC in the sale of EMC’s enterprise content division, including Documentum and other leading enterprise content management solutions, to Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX) (TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise information management, for $1.62 billion