Technology Transactions


Manja Sachet is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, where she leads the Seattle and Austin technology transactions practice.

Manja focuses on intellectual property and technology matters in commercial and strategic corporate transactions. She advises early-stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in a broad range of industries, including cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS), enterprise software, e-commerce, video games and other digital entertainment, consumer Internet and mobile apps, on-demand services, connected devices and platforms, consumer hardware products, semiconductors, financial technology, energy-as-a-service, grid modernization, and clean energy technologies.

In addition, Manja teaches start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs about IP fundamentals, including at the University of Washington Technology Management MBA Program, the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LACI) in Los Angeles, the Texas Growth Capital Forum in Austin, and the Cyclotron Road incubation program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She also actively counsels pro bono clients, and she is a member of WSGR's Education and Career Development committees.

Manja began developing her business acumen in roles at technology companies before she attended law school. She spent five years at RealNetworks as a licensing and contract specialist in the legal department and as a program manager in the developer relations group. Prior to RealNetworks, Manja lived in Istanbul, Turkey, where she did business development for one of Turkey's largest Internet service providers.

  • Software license and SaaS subscription arrangements, including source code escrow, enterprise terms and conditions, vendor contracts, and service level agreements
  • Consumer agreements, such as website and mobile app terms of service, privacy policies, terms of sale, and other end-user policies
  • Distribution, reseller, value-added reseller, and other sales channel agreements, including white-label reseller agreements, sales rep agreements, and OEM/ODM reseller agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply chain arrangements
  • Video game development and publishing arrangements
  • Research and development agreements, including joint development and master services arrangements for the development of technology
  • API license agreements and SDK access agreements
  • E-commerce and related platforms
  • Open source software
  • Patent monetization, including patent licenses and patent acquisitions
  • Negotiating settlements of commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation, including cross-license agreements
  • Public and private M&A transactions, subsidiary and business line spin-outs, asset sales, and public offerings
  • Sponsored research agreements and technology licensing arrangements with universities and research institutions
  • Advised Ushr in connection with its acquisition by Dynamic Map Platform (February 2019)
  • Advised Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, in its joint development agreement with Safran Group (October 2018)
  • Advised Grabit in a strategic partnership with Burke Porter Group (June 2018)
  • Advised Tencent in its strategic partnership with Ubisoft (March 2018)
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Smith College, 1991
    Cum Laude
  • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Counsel for Youth and Children
  • Named to Washington Super Lawyers' list of "Rising Stars" in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • State Bar of Washington

Contact Information

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5100
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone | 206-883-2521

Email | Manja

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