Stephen D. Gillespie

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Stephen D. Gillespie

Stephen D. Gillespie

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Stephen Gillespie provides strategic and legal advice to software, new media and technology companies. He helps his clients build and protect their value through careful management of the legal and intellectual property aspects of their key transactions. He structures, drafts, and negotiates mission critical agreements, including national and international development and distribution agreements, licenses, strategic alliances, and business process outsourcing transactions. He also manages the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including as lead outside IP counsel on acquisitions for Cisco, Symantec, Electronic Arts and other acquirers. In addition, he has significant experience in cloud/SaaS and open source business models and export control regulations.

Among his recent clients are:

* Enterprise Software/Infrastructure: Cisco; Symantec; American Express; Interwoven; The TriZetto Group; Barclays Capital (BlackRock); Concur; Splunk
* Entertainment Software: Electronic Arts; Cryptic Studios; Robot Entertainment; Stormfront Studios; XPD Media
* Mobile Content/New Media: Skype; Qik; Glu Mobile; VeriSign/Jamster (joint venture with 20th Century Fox); MobiTV; Rhythm NewMedia; SendMe Mobile; Chordiant
* Cloud/SaaS and Open Source: SuccessFactors; Adaptive Planning; MySQL; Splunk; POTI (Songbird); Medsphere Systems

Stephen has been a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property issues in mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, cloud computing, and open source business models:

* "Intellectual Property Issues in Merger and Acquisition Agreements," in Intellectual Property in Business Transactions(CEB 2008)
* "Losing Control: Indirect Sales Strategies and Unauthorized Distribution of Software" in 4 World Licensing Law Report No. 6, (June 2002).

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Education
PhD in Jurisprudence & Social Policy
Class of 1995

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 Rhetoric, magna cum laude
Class of 1990

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Partner
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Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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2016

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$250
2012

Former President of United States

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2011

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Splunk, Inc. purchases SignalFx, Inc. from General Catalyst LLC, Charles River Ventures, Inc., Tiger Global Management LLC (Private Equity), Andreessen Horowitz LLC

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Broadcom, Inc. purchases Symantec Corp. /Enterprise Security Assets from Symantec Corporation

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Cisco Systems, Inc. purchases Acacia Communications, Inc.

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