Michael E. Larner
With over 15 years of experience, Michael Larner effectively counsels clients on commercial transactions and the licensing, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property rights. He focuses on information technology, education, and life sciences related matters. He regularly works on technology licensing and development agreements, cloud computing transactions, outsourcing relationships, collaborations, content licensing, and consulting services agreements.
Michael also counsels clients on open source software matters, including evaluating open source licensing strategies and business models, assessing the risks of using and developing open source software, drafting policies to manage this risk, and advising on open source issues in mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises clients on issues associated with their online presence, conducting website audits and advising on data security, social media, and intellectual property issues.
In the education sector, Michael assists universities, testing providers, and other education clients with distance learning initiatives, business process outsourcing and structuring, and negotiating complex software licensing and services deals. In the life sciences industry, he helps companies commercialize their products, with a particular focus on transactions and relationships associated with new product launches. For pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, he drafts and negotiates professional services agreements, group purchasing organization agreements, pharmacy benefit management rebate agreements, and distribution agreements with wholesalers, retailers, and specialty pharmacies.
Lead counsel for education testing company, negotiating deal to outsource over US$1bn in test development, test delivery, and related services.
Representing a Washington, D.C., museum on all aspects of IP and content licensing, artifact acquisitions, and sponsorship opportunities.
Representing a major U.S. university on copyright ownership and Creative Commons license issues.
Representing major beverage distributor in migration of all supply and operations planning systems to new cloud computing platforms.
Represent higher education institutions with transactions to outsource bundled services and technologies for the launch of online academic programs.
Represented international insurance provider in negotiation of enterprise-wide licensing and managed services relationship with Microsoft.
Advising pharmaceutical manufacturers on establishing commercial relationships necessary for successful product launch.
Advising university on software development, licensing and cloud computing deals to create a next generation online learning management system.
Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: transactions
Legal 500 US
Legal Elite: Young Lawyers, 2008; Intellectual Property
Virginia Business magazine