Intellectual Property Transactions
Horn & Co. has particular expertise in life sciences, medical devices, internet, software, telecommunications and cleantech. The firm was recently selected by IAM Magazine as one of the top 6 recommended Israeli firms in the field of licensing and defined as a “uniquely focused ensemble [which] caters almost exclusively to clients within the life sciences sector”. With a thorough understanding of the specific complexities and needs of technology-based, long-haul development companies, the firm represents clients in all aspects of strategic transactions. Recent transactions included the representation of Intec Pharma Ltd. (TASE; NASDAQ) in its licensing agreement with Biogen, dozens of agreements with technology transfer companies and the services and license agreement between Zebra Medical Vision Ltd. and Dell Services.
Technology transaction during the last 3 years include:
o License, license option, joint development and prototype agreements with companies including Pfizer, Edwards, Medtronic, Teva, Yahoo Japan, iCO Therapeutics, Bosch, WAKO, InGeneron, Cleveland Clinic, GE Medical, Smith and Nephew, and Duoyuan.
o Representation of Medivation, Inc. in its license and manufacturing agreements with Curetech Ltd.;
o Representaiton of Intec Pharma in its negotiations with Biogen
o Representation of Interwise Ltd. and other software companies in their in and out licensing, co development, procurement and related matters (transactions involving Fortune 500 Companies and many Israeli companies since 2004);
o Representation of companies in their licensing transactions with technology transfer companies of academic institutions and hospitals in Israel and outside of Israel.
o Representation of clients in clinical trial agreements and CRO agreements with dozens of medical centers worldwide;
o Representation of clients in manufacturing agreements;
o Advice to clients about procurement, distribution agreements, and ownership of intellectual property with entities including Pfizer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and several Israeli medical centers; and
o Advice regarding consortium agreements including FP-7 and BIRD.
Horn & Co. was chosen as the Israeli representative to Biolegis, the European network of leading law firms specializing in biotechnology and medical devices, in which one firm from each country is represented (BIOLEGIS). Yuval Horn serves as Vice Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Technology Law Committee.
Entrepreneurs and companies operating in such industries seek and find with us assistance and facilitation in their day-to-day corporate conduct. We are known to have an impressive transaction record and capabilities in conceiving custom made solutions for each and every client’s distinctive needs. Our attorneys lead and manage negotiations and transactions relating to all facets of technology-related matters, including: o Commercialization and acquisition of intellectual property o Purchase and supply agreements o Distribution agreements o Licensing agreements and solutions o Joint ventures o Strategic partnering, alliances and collaborations o Agreements with academic institutions and governmental authorities o Research and development agreements o Clinical trial agreements.