Julie Korostoff, Co-Chair of Mintz Levin's IT Transactions & Outsourcing Practice, and Julia Siripurapu, Member, will discuss strategies for early stage companies negotiating commercial licensing deals with large strategic partners. This session will focus on issues including how to make good use of a "pilot" as a launching pad for more long-term commitment deals, when a pilot can actually work against you, and when it makes sense to compromise and when not.
Topics to be covered will include:
- the anatomy of a contract;
- risk mitigation strategies;
- and protecting your secret sauce.
As Co-Chair of Mintz Levin’s IT Transactions & Outsourcing Practice, Julie Korostoff works with a broad variety of domestic and international clients. She has particular experience with IT and outsourcing transactions in the financial services and health care sectors, where clients face specific regulatory challenges. Julie's practice includes advising clients on issues relating to the collection and use of data, including Big Data, arising from the operation of technology systems and devices. Julie also represents clients in book publishing and other types of media content licensing. Julie has been honored by Women’s Business Boston as one of the “Top Ten Women Lawyers in Boston” and by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as an “Outstanding Health Information Technology Lawyer.
Julia Siripurapu is Member in Mintz Levin's Corporate & Securities section and a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP). She focuses her practice on commercial transactions involving technology and intellectual property and data privacy and security. Julia regularly advises clients of all sizes, from start-ups to large private and public companies, in the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of complex domestic and cross-border transactions involving technology licensing and development, systems integration and implementation, cloud computing, outsourcing of IT systems and business processes, strategic collaborations, and other business transactions directed to the use, transfer, and development of technology and other intellectual property assets. Julia has been repeatedly recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for IT/Outsourcing; Technology Transactions.
Mintz Levin’s IT Transactions & Outsourcing Practice specializes in transactions involving technology licensing and development, systems integration, cloud computing, outsourcing, strategic collaborations, and other business transactions directed to the use, transfer, and development of technology and other intellectual property assets.