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Jeffrey D. Aronson

Jeffrey D. Aronson


Jeff Aronson concentrates his practice in technology and intellectual property transactions.

He is experienced in intellectual property and licensing issues, and provides advice on the development and commercialization of a company's products and technology and the establishment, protection and defense of its intellectual property rights. Jeff has settled numerous patent cases in his 24 year career.

His clients come from a broad range of industries and include public and private software, semiconductor, networking, hardware and Internet companies. 

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Jeff's recent representative experience includes:
  • Negotiated enterprise accounting software license agreements for public software company
  • Representation of major handheld device manufacturer in the negotiation of a software operating system license agreement
  • Representation of software company in its software licensing transactions with various computer OEMs
  • Negotiated and drafted patent license agreement for major consumer electronics manufacturer
  • Representation of public semiconductor company in semiconductor core license agreement transactions
  • Representation of handheld game software company in various software licensing matters
  • Developed format product development, channel distribution and sales representative agreements for networking company
  • Drafted joint development agreement for major LCD manufacturer
  • Representation of Indian outsourcing company in its IT outsourcing transactions
  • Representation of storage area networking company in an agreement with its contract manufacturer
  • Representation of a software company in a strategic alliance with a leading semiconductor company
  • Drafted format licensing agreements for a semiconductor company
  • Representation of a video game company in the localization of its software
  • Participated on teams for mergers and acquisitions within the high technology industry
  • Negotiated and drafted software development, maintenance, and support agreement for a major manufacturer of disk drives
  • Representation of optical networking company in a patent license transaction with a major university
  • Prepared and negotiating e-mail outsourcing agreement for public software company
  • Performed intellectual property audit for software company and advised on ways to strengthen its intellectual property position
  • Negotiated and drafted a firmware development and license agreement for a semiconductor company with a leading entertainment/media company
  • Represented a professional services business in its spin-out from a leading communications networking company
  • Provided strategic advice on intellectual property protection for start-up Internet company
  • Represented semiconductor company in technology development and license agreements with major automotive industry supplier
  • Advise Internet companies on safe harbors under the DMCA
  • Developed format application service provider (ASP) agreement for a public software company
  • Represented an on-line, skill-based gaming company in its spin-out from a public Internet company
  • Drafted and negotiated patent license agreement for provider of semiconductor capital equipment
  • J.D., Santa Clara University 1996
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley 1992


  • The Legal 500 United States
    2019-21 - Recommended, Patents: Licensing
    2019-20 - Recommended, Technology: Transactions
    2018-20 - Recommended, Commercial Deals & Contracts
    2017 - Recommended, Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing
    The Legal 500 comments, "Silicon Valley-based Jeff Aronson is 'always up to date on the latest case law and state of the law.'"
    2016 - Recommended, Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing