Parag Gheewala retired as a partner from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in March 2017. During his tenure at the firm, he managed the technology transactions practice in the firm’s Seattle and Austin offices. Parag advised clients on intellectual property issues and transactions involving the development, acquisition, use, or exploitation of technology.
He represented companies at all stages of growth—from promising start-ups to industry-leading, multinational public companies—in an array of technology sectors, including cloud, mobile, software, software-as-a-service, hardware, video gaming, social networking, semiconductor, media, e-commerce, and alternative energy.
In addition, Parag structured, drafted, and negotiated a broad range of commercial agreements, including customer, distribution, licensing, research, development, manufacturing, purchase, supply, and marketing agreements.
He counseled clients on a variety of intellectual property issues, including intellectual property portfolio strategy, open source compliance, standards body participation, and settlement of intellectual property litigation. Parag also advised clients on intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property purchases, divestitures, public offerings, and investments.
- Distribution and sales channel relationships, including reseller agreements, original equipment and original device manufacturer agreements (OEM/ODM), “white-label” distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, and sales referral agreements
- Developer and application development and distribution programs for platform operators, including application programming interface (API) agreements, “sandbox” environment agreements, and app store terms and conditions
- Manufacturing and supply chain arrangements, including contract manufacturing agreements and component and finished product purchase agreements
- Research and development agreements
- Open-source matters, including compliance audits, analysis of Black Duck and other third-party audit reports, remediation of compliance errors, establishing internal policies, launching open-source projects, and structuring open-source or “dual licensed” business models
- Patent monetization, including patent licenses and patent acquisitions
- Video game development and publishing arrangements
- Relationships with universities and research institutions, including sponsored research agreements and technology licensing or transfer
- Negotiated settlements of intellectual property litigation, including cross-license agreements
- Intellectual property and commercial due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and public offerings
- J.D., New York University School of Law
- B.S., Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering and Public Policy), University of Washington
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Editorial Board Member, Washington Journal for Law, Technology, and the Arts
- State Bar of Washington
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