John Brockland | San Francisco | Hogan Lovells

John Brockland

Partner Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Brockland John

John Brockland
Brockland John
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John Brockland is recognized as a leading technology and intellectual property (IP) transactions lawyer. He has handled prominent matters across numerous technology-focused sectors, representing companies ranging from startups to large multinationals in many industries.

John focuses on strategic and commercial transactions involving the development, transfer, and licensing of technology and IP assets, as well as the provision of technology-related services.

John has years of experience drafting, negotiating, and counseling on joint-development, licensing, distribution, and reseller agreements in the fields of semiconductors, software, hardware, electronic commerce, and internet services. He is also highly experienced in advising clients on issues related to open-source licensing models and regularly counsels on information technology and business process outsourcing arrangements.

John also oversees and advises on significant IP and commercial due diligence investigations in the context of M&A transactions, and handles IP and technology agreements in carve-outs, spin-offs, and other strategic transactions.

Leading legal guides recognize John's standing in the IP and technology fields. Chambers USA and Chambers Global rank him as a leading lawyer for IT & Outsourcing; IAM Patent 1000 recommends him for licensing in California; The Legal 500 US honors him in the field of Technology Transactions; and Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars has named him an "IP Star."

At Hogan Lovells, John serves as the global head of the firm's Technology industry sector.

Known for his wide-ranging knowledge and experience, John is a frequent speaker on technology, intellectual property, and commercial law topics.

Representative experience

Adobe in IP aspects of its US$1.68bn acquisition of Magento Commerce.

eBay in IP aspects of its acquisition of Giosis Pte Ltd's Japan Retailer, including Qoo10.

Intel Corporation in IP aspects of its US$900m acquisition of Moovit.

Marvell Technology Group in IP aspects of its US$10bn acquisition of Inphi.

Synopsys in the IP aspects of its acquisition of Black Duck Software.

Dialog Semiconductor in IP aspects of its US$276m acquisition of Silego Technology.

Salesforce in IP aspects of its acquisition of Datorama.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, with honors, 1996
  • B.A., Trinity University, magna cum laude, 1992
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California


Technology (Nationwide), Rank 3

Chambers USA

Technology: Transactions (California), Rank 1

Chambers USA

Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Outsourcing

Legal 500 US

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions

Legal 500 US

Trade Mark Star: California

Managing IP

Transactions Star: California

Managing IP

Acritas Star

Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

IT & Outsourcing: Transactions (California)

Chambers USA