Becky Troutman

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Becky Troutman

Becky Troutman

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Becky L. Troutman, Partner

Becky Troutman is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office who focuses her practice on intellectual property and technology transactions and counseling.

Ms. Troutman represents emerging and established companies in protecting and commercializing intellectual property assets and advising on the technology and intellectual property aspects of financing, merger and acquisition, joint venture, and other strategic transactions. She is experienced with conducting due diligence investigations and drafting and negotiating technology and commercial contracts, including research and development, CRO, clinical trial, consulting, license, e-commerce, supply, distribution, and outsourcing agreements. She also practices extensively in open source software counseling.

Ms. Troutman’s representations include domestic and international clients in many industries, including computer hardware and software, e-commerce, consumer products, digital media, entertainment, energy, financial services, semiconductors, agriculture, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Representative Transactions:

Mergers and Acquisitions

Representation of Motorola Solutions, Inc. in the divestiture of its wireless network infrastructure business to Nokia Siemens Networks.
Representation of Kongregate Inc., a free-to-play social game aggregation site and community of gamers, in its sale to GameStop Corp.
Representation of Ruleburst Holdings Limited, the parent company of Haley Limited, a leading provider of policy modeling and automation software for legislative and regulated industries in its sale to Oracle Corporation.
Representation of Bharosa Inc., a leading provider of fraud prevention and strong authentication security solutions, in its sale to Oracle Corporation.
Representation of Sony Electronics Inc. in its acquisition of Convergent Media systems, a leading provider of video integration solutions to the enterprise market.
Representation of Tops Markets, LLC in connection with its U.S. Bankruptcy Court-approved acquisition of a majority of the assets of The Penn Traffic Company.

Financings

Representation of MaxPoint Interactive, Inc., an online advertising targeting technology service, in its Series B financing.
Representation of Kongregate Inc., a Web game startup and developer forum, in multiple equity financings and contract matters.
Representation of Jimmyjane, Inc., a luxury lifestyle brand consumer products company, in multiple equity financings and contract matters.
Representation of William Blair & Company, L.L.C. as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the public offering of common stock of Sonic Solutions, a leader in the delivery and management of premium digital video content.
Representation of Sophoi, Inc., a provider of enterprise intellectual property management software, in connection with an investment by Oracle Corporation.

Other Transactions

Representation of pharmaceutical contract research organization in connection with CRO agreements.
Representation of medical device company in connection with clinical trial and consulting service agreements.
Representation of CME Group in its establishment, in a joint venture with a consortium of brokers and Wall Street investment banks, of a new futures exchange called the Green Exchange.
Representation of Black Bag Advertising, Inc., a performance and analytics-driven digital ad agency, in a strategic alliance agreement.
Representation of an investment bank in connection with the contribution of proprietary software and open source components to a joint venture.
Representation of a produce cooperative in connection with joint ventures in Europe and Australia.


Activities

Ms. Troutman is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association. She served as copyright chair of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association in 2005 and as the trademark chair in 2004.

She is also a board member for Girls on the Run of the Bay Area.


Education
Ms. Troutman received a B.S. in Biology from Union College in 1990 and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 1993.


Speeches and Publications

Ms. Troutman’s speaking appearances include the following:

Presentation to a group of executives from UK emerging technology companies during the Digital Mission to the South By Southwest Interactive (SxSWi) Festival, Austin, Texas, March 2010.
“Open Source Risk Management,” 21st Annual All Hands Meeting of the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel (December 2009).
“Open Source Licenses After Jacobsen v. Katzer,” sponsored by Strafford Publications, Inc. (November 2008).
“Current Trends in IP Licensing,” sponsored by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Chicago, Illinois, panelist (Spring Meeting, March 2005).
“Understanding and Negotiating Contracts,” sponsored by the Northern California Association of Law Libraries, San Francisco, California (Spring Institute, March 2004).
“Preserving U.S. Patent Rights,” Seventh Annual National Conference on Intellectual Property Law Practice for Paralegals, sponsored by Half Moon Seminars, San Francisco, California (June 2003).
“Intellectual Property & E-Business,” sponsored by SDForum, San Francisco E-Business SIG, San Francisco, California, panelist (February 2002).
“Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights,” Seminar on Foreign Investment in the U.S. sponsored by the Chinese Consulate General and Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP, San Francisco, California (January 2000).
Ms. Troutman’s publications include co-authoring “Intellectual Property Rights Affecting Multimedia Projects,” NAB MultiMedia World Journal (1998).

Legal Services
IP Transactions
Trademark Prosecution
Mergers and Acquisitions
Venture Capital/Growth Equity/Emerging Companies
Industries
Technology
Energy and Utilities
Financial Services and Banking
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Law School
George Washington University
JD, 1993
Law School
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
California

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The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, more than 6,000 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

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Licensing Executives Society has constructed an online presence, based upon those items in which members have expressed the most interest. The site will be easier to use, allow more members to contribute content and will allow the organization to provide world-class services to its Societies and their members, both now and in the future.

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The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA ) is one of the oldest and largest intellectual property law associations in the western United States, and currently serves more than 500 active members. The purpose of the SFIPLA is to educate its members and the public about developments in intellectual property law, to instill a high standard of ethics among members, and to foster a sense of community. The SFIPLA was founded in 1927 and originally named the San Francisco Patent and Trademark Law Association. In 1995, the name of the organization was changed to SFIPLA.

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Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Transactions
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Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC, Shamrock Holdings, Inc. purchase Adweek LLC from Beringer Capital

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Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC purchases PolyVision Corp. from Steelcase, Inc.

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Alta Equipment Group, Inc. purchases Alta Equipment Co.

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