United States - California Nader A Mousavi

Partner - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Nader A Mousavi is a partner and co-head of the IP and technology group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

He is a leading expert in IP transactions and strategy. He has extensive experience in high-stakes patent, trademark, content, data and technology licensing, as well as IP transactions and strategy in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations, spin-outs, outsourcing, restructuring, financings, monetisation, licensing and settlements. Mr Mousavi has been appointed as a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School (2015-2017), where he teaches patent and technology licensing. He also serves as national reunion chair and a member of the board of visitors for Stanford Law School.

Mr Mousavi has been the lead outside counsel in connection with patent licensing transactions involving the payment of more than $5 billion in royalties, and in connection with mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate value in excess of $300 billion. His clients have included Alcatel-Lucent, Alibaba, Amgen, Anheuser-Busch InBev, AT&T, Bayer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, CLS Bank, Dolby, Eastman Kodak, ING, Intel, Kraft Foods, the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Pharmasset, Silver Lake Partners, Skype, Stemcentrx, TeliaSonera, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and VeriFone.

Mr Mousavi has been recognised as a leading lawyer in publications such as Chambers USA, Daily Journal, The Legal 500 United States and Northern California Super Lawyers. Mr Mousavi is a frequent speaker on IP and technology matters, including at Stanford Law School, the Licensing Executives Society, the Practising Law Institute and IPBC Global.

Before joining Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Mr Mousavi was a partner at WilmerHale and general counsel of a telecommunications software company. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his law degree from Stanford Law School.

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Firm details

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1870 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto CA 94303
United States

Contact details

E: mousavin@sullcrom.com
T: +1 650 461 5660
F: +1 650 461 5700
W: www.sullcrom.com

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