Jeff Johnson

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

$ $$$

Boston 02109 MA US

Jeff P. Johnson represents public and private clients, from large public companies to new startups and emerging companies, in the data, digital health, healthcare, hardware, software, Internet, financial, Fintech, materials and other markets.

The core areas of his practice include: development and commercialization of technology and products; complex arrangements involving intellectual property, software, data and services; and counselling private and charitable organizations on intellectual property and contracts issues and strategy and other organizational matters.

Mr. Johnson handles more than 200 transactions per year in these areas of practice. Mr. Johnson is co-chair of WilmerHale’s Technology Transactions and Licensing Practice. His practice focuses on drafting and negotiation of many types of contracts, including :

  • license agreements for data, software, copyright, technology and patent rights
  • manufacturing agreements
  • software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other Internet agreements
  • product distribution and reseller agreements
  • agreements for acquisition and sale of technology assets and related transition services agreements
  • Internet advertising and use agreements
  • joint venture agreements

Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Johnson was associated with another firm, where he represented a number of large and small public corporations in general corporate, licensing and securities matters.

Mr. Johnson is Corporation Counsel and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Science (Boston). Mr. Johnson speaks frequently about intellectual property and licensing transactions at academic and professional events, including at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell (Ithaca) and Cornell Law School (Cornell Tech, NYC).

Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Licensing Executives Society. Mr. Johnson was Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society from 2007 to 2012.

Experience :

  • Represented Analog Devices in numerous of technology and product development and commercialization contracts
  • Represented a major credit card industry participant in drafting and negotiation of the original agreements for launch of Samsung Pay and Android Pay
  • Represents PathAI in strategy, drafting and negotiation of collaboration, development and services agreements with major biotech and pharmaceutical partners
  • Represented Saylent Technologies in strategy, drafting and negotiation of complex services agreement with leading financial industry partner
  • Represents Distilled Identity in strategy, drafting and negotiation of data licensing, services and collaboration agreements with financial industry participants.
  • Represented a large mutual fund company in complex software and services agreements with financial software vendors
  • Represents 1366 Technologies in strategy, drafting and negotiation of solar cell technology development and licensing agreements and product supply agreements
  • Represents Museum of Science in its board and general organizational matters and international contracts for its exhibitions and Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum.


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 1998
  • MS, Information Systems Policy, University of Maine, 1995
  • BS, Engineering, University of Maine, 1993

ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts, New York


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