JAMES G. CLESSURAS

Partner
Intellectual Property

EXPERIENCE:

James Clessuras is co-leader of the technology transactions department at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Jamie focuses on business transactions driven by the use or acquisition of technology and intellectual property rights. He has helped clients structure and negotiate a variety of complex transactions, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licenses, and patent-purchase agreements, as well as product research, development, manufacturing, supply, and distribution relationships. In government contracting, he has particular expertise with government regulations and contract clauses regarding technical data, computer software, and patents. He also works closely with the firm's corporate attorneys on all intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital investments.

Jamie represents both public and private clients in a variety of technology industries, including information technology, semiconductors, and life sciences.

SELECT CLIENTS:
  • FLIR Systems
  • InterDigital Communications
  • LinkedIn
  • NETGEAR
  • Nuance Communications
  • PixelOptics
  • Relationship Science
  • SanBio
  • Technicolor
  • TIBCO Software
  • TiVo
  • United Therapeutics Corporation
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1992
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
  • Panelist, "Legal Practicum on Technology: Software Patent Debate," Cornell University Graduate School (Tech Campus), New York, New York, February 2013
  • "Lawyers in the Clouds," Kloud Camp Mexico 2012, Mexico City, Mexico, September 2012
  • "Legal Issues in Cloud Computing," Kloud Camp Mexico 2011, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2011
  • "What Is Cloud Computing?," AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, Orlando, Florida, January 2011
  • "Improvement Provisions in License Agreements," ACI - Technology Licensing Agreements Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2010
ADMISSIONS:
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

1700 K Street, NW
Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone | 202-973-8830

Email | James ClessurasJClessuras@wsgr.com


Areas of Expertise

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