Selected as a Southern California Rising Star for technology transactions.Super Lawyers 2017

Ghaith Mahmood

Los Angeles
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA
 
 

Ghaith Mahmood advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property and technology transactions — from developing, licensing and commercializing IP assets, to advising on the IP aspects of strategic transactions.

Mr. Mahmood handles a full spectrum of IP and technology matters, including:

  • Licensing agreements involving technology, software, trademarks, and/or content
  • Strategic alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Video game development and publishing agreements
  • Manufacture, supply, and resale agreements
  • Open-source licensing
  • Customer and end-user arrangements
  • Consumer protection and advertising matters

Mr. Mahmood has particular experience advising on IP issues related to the use and distribution of user-generated content transmitted through online services.

He also regularly collaborates with corporate colleagues to provide counseling on IP and technology matters in the context of:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate financings
  • Bankruptcy and restructurings

Drawing on experience with both traditional and innovative technologies, Mr. Mahmood regularly advises companies in the following technology sectors:

  • Adtech
  • Digital and social media
  • Digital health
  • E-commerce
  • Information technology
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Video games
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Complementing his commercial work, Mr. Mahmood passionately advocates for pro bono clients in the technology industry, and also serves as lead counsel representing asylum seekers, abused children, and the homeless.

Mr. Mahmood’s experience includes the following representations:

Strategic Alliances and Licensing
  • American Airlines in negotiating bilateral frequent flyer programs with over 20 airlines, and also in negotiating strategic partnerships with online travel platforms
  • Nestle USA in developing its licensing strategy related to branded food products and in negotiating more than 20 related IP license agreements
  • Mattel in negotiating strategic alliance and outsourcing agreements, including to pioneer new ventures throughout Asia
  • NextVR in negotiating content and technology agreements related to the production and distribution of live-action immersive experiences in virtual reality
Startup and High-Growth Technology Matters
  • Several digital health startup companies formed through the support of Hatch@Takeda, a collaboration of Takeda Pharmaceuticals and BCG Digital Ventures
  • Honey Science on legal issues relating to the roll out of new automatic coupon and e-commerce product offerings
  • Beasley Broadcast Group on various investments related to esports and podcast related startup companies
  • Greenfly in connection with negotiating numerous software-as-a-service agreements with some of the biggest sports and media companies in the world
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Ring on IP issues related to their acquisition by Amazon
  • Whip Networks in connection with its acquisition of TV Time
  • Starwood on IP and loyalty program matters related to its merger with Marriott
  • DaVita on IP matters related to the US$4.3 billion sale of its medical group division to Optum
 
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