Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Successes

Successes

Acquisition of Ziptronix, Inc. by client Tessera Technologies, Inc.
Tessera Technologies, Inc., a company focused on technology development and licensing in the fields of image sensing and semiconductor packaging, acquired Ziptronix, Inc. in a transaction valued at $39 million.  Ziptronix’s technology is directed to low-temperature wafer bonding processes used to manufacture different types of 3D integrated devices (chip stacking and packaging). The Knobbe team assisted in-house teams in analyzing Ziptronix's large patent portfolio, which included many thousands of claims across numerous patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. Tessera expects the annual market addressed by the acquired technologies will exceed $15 billion by 2019.  Knobbe Martens attorneys Adeel Akhtar and Paul Stellman aided Tessera in-house attorneys in conducting extensive due diligence on Ziptronix’s portfolio.

Portfolio Evaluation
Our attorneys assisted a venture capitalist in determining the value of a sought-after company’s portfolio to be less than 20% of the asking amount.

Portfolio Evaluation
Counseled a European client about the ability to exploit a sought after large portfolio of film and television rights in the U.S.

Preparing for Potential Litigation
Provided client with information to build a strong defensive shield in the event they become a defendant in litigation that could result in millions of dollars in damages.

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