Anthony Klein is "pragmatic, easy for in-house counsel and clients to work with, and extremely efficient; he is also able to respond to any type of question and jump into any type of technology transaction." The Legal 500 2017

“Transactional specialist Anthony Klein is described as a 'great advocate for his clients and tenacious in defense of their positions.' He recently counseled Toshiba on its acquisition of the multijurisdictional solid-state drive division of the OCZ Technology Group.” Chambers USA 2015 – IT & Outsourcing

Anthony R. Klein

Silicon Valley
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA

Anthony R. Klein is the Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Technology Transactions Practice, Global Co-Chair of the Information Technology – Systems & Solutions Industry Group, and a member of the Emerging Companies Practice.  

Mr. Klein’s practice focuses on strategic counseling and negotiating technology-related transactions worldwide for a wide range of emerging growth and established technology and service companies and their customers, particularly in the fields of:

  • Semiconductor design and manufacture 
  • Medical devices 
  • Clean technologies 
  • Internet services 
  • E-commerce 
  • Software licensing
  • Retail and commercial products

As part of his practice, Mr. Klein routinely structures, prepares, and negotiates US and cross-border agreements for:

  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • OEM, VAR, and other distribution and commercialization arrangements 
  • Technology development 
  • Technology and intellectual property transfers and licensing
  • Portal, branding, and other cross-promotion and marketing agreements 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Hosting, fulfillment, and other service provision arrangements 
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements 

Mr. Klein has been consistently recognized as a leading technology transactions attorney in the Chambers Global legal guide and The Legal 500 US guide. He was also recognized as a highly recommended individual in the IAM250 guide for The World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers for 2011-2012.

Mr. Klein draws “unanimous praise,” described as a “win-win negotiator, who helps to build firm, long-lasting relationships” who is “equally at home acting for emerging companies and large institutional clients.”  IAM Licensing 250 2011/2012

Mr. Klein’s experience includes:

  • Advised Avago Technologies Limited in its acquisition of LSI Corporation, a cloud-based software developer and computer semiconductor manufacturer
  • Advised Spansion in its acquisition of the Microcontroller and Analog business of Fujitsu Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors
  • Advising Lucasfilm regarding intellectual property matters in its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company   
  • Representing AMD in the commercial and intellectual property aspects of the establishment of GLOBALFOUNDRIES     
  • Advising the Government of Abu Dhabi regarding the revision of its intellectual property laws to benefit the establishment of the semiconductor industry in Abu Dhabi
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