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