Philip R. Zender is the US practice group leader of the Brand Protection, Trademark & Copyright group within the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, as well as the Media & Brands industry group. He also advises on data protection and privacy issues, including the EU-US Privacy Shield, company privacy policies, privacy law compliance and data breach notification laws.
Philip has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients on intellectual property matters and business and commercial transactions with a particular emphasis on transactions and legal issues involving intellectual property and technology. He also provides general business and corporate counseling.
Philip has extensive experience with a wide variety of technologies and industries, including computer and semiconductor technology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, internet and e-commerce, and media and entertainment.
Philip’s transactional experience includes the licensing and commercialization of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets; e-commerce and internet transactions; hosting, cloud computing and software-as-a-service agreements; mobile applications; software licensing and development agreements; open source licenses; outsourcing agreements; distribution agreements; research and technology development arrangements; technology transfers; video game agreements; and licensing of entertainment properties.
He is very experienced in university and government laboratory licensing in a variety of fields, including life sciences, electronics and defense technologies.
His intellectual property and business counseling experience includes assisting clients with the creation and implementation of strategies for protecting and leveraging their intellectual property assets, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and providing strategic and general advice on business and legal issues that confront companies on a daily basis, including internet domain name disputes, infringement and unfair competition disputes, advertising issues, gray market goods and right of publicity issues.
- University of California, Hastings, J.D., staff, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, note editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, 1988
- Pomona College, B.A., 1981
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