Licensing & Transactions


At Haug Partners, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for addressing the licensing and transactional issues that our clients face. We strive to identify creative solutions to add value for our clients by customizing our legal strategy based on the size and complexity of each matter, and with our clients’ business goals as our guide. With extensive experience in intellectual property, commercial, and antitrust law, Haug Partners is well-positioned to provide practical, sophisticated counseling on a full range of licensing and transactional matters. We blend our extensive experience and skills with our understanding of our clients’ business objectives to draft and negotiate the terms necessary to get deals done while ensuring that our clients realize their expected value. Our advice does not stop with the consummation of a deal; we continue to advise our clients throughout the course of their business dealings, helping them understand their obligations and rights throughout a transaction’s lifecycle. We provide strategic advice to navigate the complexities of asset protection and commercialization across jurisdictions, combining our intellectual property know-how with pragmatic commercial solutions. Our Licensing and Transactions attorneys are experienced in key technical disciplines and include not only transactional attorneys, but attorneys that practice in prosecution, litigation, antitrust, and commercial law to ensure that all aspects of intellectual property protection are addressed. We are experienced in drafting and negotiating numerous types of agreements, including development and license, clinical trial, co-promotion, contract manufacturing, and active ingredient (AI) manufacturing and supply agreements for our life science clients; joint development, sponsored research, strategic license, and common interest agreements in the technology sector; and internet and domain name use and licensing, co-branding, online marketing, and e-commerce contracting and merchandising agreements, as well as online terms and conditions and software licensing and cloud agreements. We are experienced intellectual property transactions and agreements related to typical business transactions, including nondisclosure, material transfer, manufacturing, supply, and distribution agreements; employment agreements and employee-policy development related to intellectual property; and equity and secured debt financings, including security interests in intellectual property. This breadth of experience enables the Haug Partners Licensing and Transactions team to fully grasp the significance of our clients’ intellectual property and advise them on the best ways to enhance its value.




  • Client counseling & strategic guidance
  • Patent portfolio management & analysis
  • Agreements in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, & medical devices
  • Agreements related to the development & commercialization of technologies & IP rights
  • IP agreements related to typical business transactions
  • Data management in contracts, information protection, and exploitation
  • Enterprise-wide intellectual property audits
  • IP due diligence related to corporate transactions