Daniel K. Yost

Co-Chair, Technology Transactions & Licensing Practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Daniel K. Yost

Daniel K. Yost

Co-Chair, Technology Transactions & Licensing Practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Daniel Yost is co-chair of the Technology Transactions practice at Orrick and a prior co-chair of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He is recognized for negotiating complex commercial and technology transactions and intellectual property counseling.

Highly regarded for his expertise, Chambers USA noted that, “His work is solution-driven and his positive personality helps both sides of a negotiation work towards the outcome.” Legal 500 describes his practice as “exceptional” and recommends the practice for its “high client service ethic and great commercial awareness." Chambers USA ranks him band 3 in 2020 for IT & Outsourcing: Transactions.

Daniel has counseled clients on commercial law, copyright, licensing, marketing, patent, privacy, strategic alliances, trademark and trade secrets matters.

Daniel has represented companies in various industries, including biotechnology, consumer electronics, energy, entertainment, hardware, Internet, media, semiconductor, services, software, telecommunications and wireless. His energy clients include clients in the solar, ethanol, biomass, geothermal and water purification sectors.

Daniel has acted as key legal counsel in:

* Manufacturing, distribution and sale arrangements for makers of software, chips, security devices and solar technologies, among others.
* Technology transactions with universities, governments and non-profit entities.
* Privacy, copyright and online pitfalls applicable to Internet companies.
* Domestic and international collaborations for developers of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, semiconductors and software, among others.
* Mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and asset divestitures in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, health databases, semiconductors medical software, entertainment, Internet browsers and e-commerce.
* Open source policy development and compliance.
* IT and business process services agreements.
* Venture capital investments in technology-based enterprises.

Daniel is a thought leader on technology transactions issues and programs that focus on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property.

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Daniel K. Yost
Co-Chair, Technology Transactions & Licensing Practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1998

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, commonly referred to as Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, with acceptance rates lower than every school except Yale and Stanford. The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1912, the department was renamed the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1950. The School was originally located in the center of the main UC Berkeley campus in the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. In April 2008, the law school rebranded itself from "Boalt Hall" to "Berkeley Law", in order to more closely tie the law school's name with the campus upon which it resides. The administration hopes that this move will further increase the law school's prestige, since people will now associate it with the Berkeley campus.

BA in Economics, Highest Honors
Class of 1994

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

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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Environmental Entrepreneurs is an American private company located in San Francisco, CA. The firm engages in providing independent and non-partisan resource for understanding the business perspective on environmental issues. It was founded by Daniel P. Goldman, Nicole Lederer and Robert Epstein.The company says this about itself: Environmental Entrepreneurs is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and the environment.

Career History
Co-Chair, Technology Transactions & Licensing Practice
Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

Extern, Fraud Investigation Unit
Prior

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Member, Advisory Board
Current
Member, International Advisory Committee
Prior
Member, Workforce Investment Board
Prior
Political Donations
$250
2014

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$250
2013

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$2,500
2011

Former President of United States

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Google, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. purchase SolveBot, Inc. from New Enterprise Associates, Shasta Ventures Management LLC

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Cortexyme, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. purchases IronPlanet, Inc. from Accel Partners LLC, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC, Windspeed Ventures, Millennium TVP Management Co. LLC

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