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
BA in Rhetoric, magna cum laude
Class of 1990
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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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Cisco Systems, Inc. purchases Fluidmesh Networks LLC from Carrick Bend Solutions

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RELX Plc, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc. purchase ID Analytics, Inc. from NortonLifeLock

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

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