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IP Pitfalls Every Non-IP Lawyer Should Know

Speaker(s): Charan J. Sandhu, Jeffrey D. Osterman
Recorded on: Jan. 26, 2015
PLI Program #: 133140


Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
Cornell University (B.A., cum laude, 1992)


Jeffrey Osterman is a partner in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is a member of the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Information Management group. Mr. Osterman concentrates on matters with deep commercial or technical complexity and has had extensive experience with pure patent licensing, technology transfer, outsourcing, technology integration, content licensing and merchandising.

Mr. Osterman recently advised Intel in connection with its acquisition of Altera Corporation and a number of smaller acquisitions, Sanofi in its worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with Hanmi Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize drugs for the treatment of diabetes, and Lenovo in connection with the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google.  Mr. Osterman also regularly represents Panasonic in connection with a wide variety of transactional matters involving consumer electronics and GE in connection with the IP aspects of numerous corporate transactions. He also counsels clients with respect to their rights under existing agreements and the development of new technologies.

Mr. Osterman lived in Japan from May 1997 to May 1998 where he worked in-house on secondment to the headquarters of Panasonic Corporation.

Mr. Osterman has received a number of awards for his expertise in the technology and outsourcing fields, including being consistently ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Legal 500 US. He is also recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars for Copyright, Counselling and Licensing, and by Best Lawyers in America for Information Technology Law. Mr. Osterman is consistently ranked in IAM Patent 1000, where clients have noted him as having “a stellar ability to see the forest through the trees, is a clear and concise draftsman and a constructive negotiator,” and also as “the kind of sophisticated IP lawyer you need on a tough deal – he understands his clients’ industry and business, and fights hard while communicating clearly in negotiations to get to a resolution.”

Charan J. Sandhu is a partner in the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions practice and concentrates in the areas of complex technology transactions and intellectual property, with a particular focus on patent licensing. Ms. Sandhu is consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for Technology & Outsourcing; by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the field of intellectual property; in IAM Licensing 250’s “World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers;” and by IAM Patent 1000 for licensing. She was also named an “IP Star” for licensing in New York by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2013 and has been recognized as a Financial Transactions Life Science Star by LMG Life Sciences.