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JEFFREY I. KLEIN

PARTNER

  • J.D., 1996
    Boston University School of Law
    (cum laude)
  • B.A., 1992
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    (cum laude)

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Jeff Klein
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
USA
212.813.8881

Jeff Klein, a partner in the firm’s Technology Transactions Practice and Technology Companies Group, concentrates on commercial transactions, technology and intellectual property transactions, counseling clients on the acquisition, protection, management and monetization of technology and intellectual property and providing intellectual property support to corporate transactions.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Klein works with a broad base of start-up, venture backed and growth companies in a variety of industries, with a deep focus in digital media, entertainment, software, Internet, mobile, online advertising, financial services technology and healthcare technology.  The unique value Mr. Klein delivers to his clients is helping them to structure and negotiate commercial, licensing and strategic transactions and business development activities involving technology, intellectual property and media.  He also provides start-up counseling and advises his clients on effectively protecting and monetizing their intellectual property.  Mr. Klein also works with leading venture capitalists and private equity firms to manage intellectual property issues arising in financings, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions, including discovering and managing intellectual property related risks by designing and implementing collaborative and pragmatic intellectual property due diligence services.  

Representative clients and transactions include:

  • AdMeld, a leading online advertising optimization platform company, in connection with Admeld’s “go to market” commercialization strategy, and negotiating commercial and other agreements with top domestic and foreign internet publishers, advertising networks, data providers and other strategic partners.
  • Digital Sky Technologies in connection with its purchase of the ICQ instant messaging service from AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL).
  • DST Global, in connection with managing intellectual property issues arising from DST’s investments in Spotify, ZocDoc and Twitter.
  • Brightcove, a leading global Internet TV platform, in connection with launching a localized version of Brightcove’s on-demand Internet TV platform in Japan.
  • New Balance Athletic Shoe, a leading footwear and apparel company, in connection with negotiating various license, services and other agreements involving its e-commerce website.
  • M5 Networks, a leader in unified communications and hosted, managed VoIP, in connection with M5’s acquisition of Callfinity, provider of innovative contact center software.
  • Visible Measures, an independent third-party measurement firm for Internet video publishers and advertisers, in the negotiation of customer agreements with top media companies, including MTV Networks.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global education and learning company, in connection with the launch of various digital media products.
  • Café Mom, the #1 site on the Internet for moms, in connection with launching a mom channel as part of YouTube's new original channels initiative, and www.mom.com, a daily deals website, to extend its offering beyond community and content and into commerce.
  • Phreesia, the patient check-in company, in connection with structuring and negotiating a strategic alliance agreement with Elavon, a leading global payments provider, and in connection with other strategic commercialization activities.
  • STELLAService, a company that measures, rates and highlights the quality of customer care of online businesses, in connection with various strategic partner transactions.
  • Xgraph, a connected audience marketing services company, in the structuring of Xgraph’s technology/services commercialization strategy, the negotiation of services agreements with major online portals and the negotiation of data license agreements.
  • Paperless Post, a company that provides online stationary and invitations, in connection with various strategic partner transactions and content license deals.
  • Onswipe, a tablet publishing platform company, in helping to structure and implement Onswipe’s “go to market” commercialization strategy.
  • LiveRail, an online video advertising technology company, in connection with various commercial agreements and initiatives.
  • DeskNet, a leading cloud based enterprise client communications platform provider to the financial services industry, in connection with negotiating long term customer agreements with various financial services companies.
  • Megaphone Labs, an interactive television and interactive out of home signage company, in negotiating various commercial agreements with clients for product deployments on network television and in stadiums and arenas.
  • Library Ideas, a new media company focused on public libraries in connection with launching online music, casual games and movie services, including negotiating license agreements with Sony Music Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Big Fish Games.
  • Tempo Networks, a Caribbean television channel, in connection with various television production, broadcast and distribution transactions.
  • Local Yokel Media, the Internet’s first hyperlocal ad platform, in connection with LYM’s “go to market” commercialization strategy.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mr. Klein is a member of the New York, Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations, the Computer Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Klein is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts.

RECOGNITION

Mr. Klein has been named to the AlwaysOn “Power Players” list in 2012 and 2013, which honors leaders in the digital media marketplace in New York City.  Additionally, he has been recognized as a “Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyer” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as part of its IAM Licensing 250 survey.