Jia Jia Huang advises companies — from emerging to Fortune 50 — on intellectual property and technology-related transactions. She draws on broad experience to counsel clients on the development, licensing, and commercialization of IP assets across industries, as well as the IP aspects of strategic, corporate, and finance transactions.

Ms. Huang regularly advises on all aspects of IP and technology transactions, including:

  • Technology, software, and content licensing, development, and distribution agreements
  • Customer and end-user agreements for e-commerce and other digital platforms
  • Manufacture, supply, and re-sale agreements
  • Strategic alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Open-source licensing

Ms. Huang also routinely provides IP and technology counseling in the context of corporate transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border)
  • Corporate financing and capital raising
  • Capital market transactions, including IPOs

Her diverse experience includes working with major global corporations, as well as startups and growth companies across industries, including:

  • Digital health
  • Software and information technology
  • E-commerce
  • Digital and social media

While at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ms. Huang was a senior editor on the Journal of Business Law.

Pro Bono

Ms. Huang maintains an active pro bono practice focused on matters involving immigration, foster care, and adoptions. She has worked with StoryCorps, the national oral history project, for many years on a pro bono basis and advised on the development of its mobile app, greatly expanding the organization’s reach.

Ms. Huang’s experience includes advising:

IP Guidance in Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Meta in its strategic acquisitions of Giphy, Kustomer, and other technology companies
  • Lyft in its strategic acquisition of Motivate
  • Square in its strategic acquisitions of Verse, a Spanish P2P payments app, and Dessa, a machine learning company
  • Callaway on its merger with Topgolf Entertainment Group
  • Tradesy in its sale to Vestiaire Collective
  • Thomson Reuters in the sale of its Manatron government software business
  • Cerner Corporation in its acquisition of Kantar Health for US$375 million
  • Expedia in its acquisition of Travelocity
  • The financial advisers to Asana, a leading work management platform for teams, in its direct listing on the NYSE
  • Nerdwallet’s IPO
  • Offerpad, AST & Science, Hippo, and Opendoor in their de-SPAC transactions

Startup and High-Growth Technology Matters

  • Revival Health, a digital health startup, in negotiating various licensing, supply, and distribution agreements in connection with its health and wellness offerings
  • CHEQ, a mobile ordering and payment app, in negotiating various licensing agreements in connection with its launch
  • Companies and investment funds such as Dragoneer Investment Group, Softbank, and Lux Capital on IP aspects of private and public investments

Strategic Alliances and Licensing

  • Hydrow in its strategic partnership with Fabletics
  • VillageMD in its US$1 billion investment from and commercial partnership with Walgreens
  • Betbull Limited in its merger with Wynn Resorts to form Wynn Interactive and related technology platform license agreement
  • Phononic in negotiating development and supply agreements relating to its cooling technology products
  • The Shade Store in its collaboration and license agreement with Bed Bath & Beyond

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2010
  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French