Darren M. Hutchins

Former Associate at Fenwick & West LLP

Darren M. Hutchins

Darren M. Hutchins

Former Associate at Fenwick & West LLP

Biography

Darren M. Hutchins


Associate, Technology Transactions

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Office: Mountain View
Mr. Hutchins' practice focuses on counseling both emerging and established companies on commercial and technology transactions and intellectual property matters in areas such as e-commerce, gaming, social media, mobile applications, SaaS, and cloud computing. He has extensive experience structuring and negotiating complex commercial agreements, technology development agreements and strategic transactions.

His company clients include:

Adaptive Planning
Alphonso Labs
BUZZMEDIA
Dropbox
Flixster (now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
Gaikai
Gist (now Research In Motion)
Koinz Media
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Nimble
Payvment
Playdom (now Disney Interactive Media Group)
Robot Entertainment
StumbleUpon
Twitter
Zong (now PayPal)

He also manages the intellectual property aspects of significant mergers, acquisitions, technology transfers and corporate transactions.

Recent transactions and experience include:

Clicker Media's acquisition by CBS Interactive
Flixster's acquisition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Good Technology's merger with Motorola
Invite Media's acquisition by Google
Lexar Media's merger with Micron Technology
MySQL's merger with Sun Microsystems
ngmoco's acquisition by DeNA
Symantec's acquisition of Altiris
The acquisitions of Newtoy and Area/Code by Zynga
Twitter's acquisitions of Summize, Tweetdeck, and others
VeriSign's Jamba! joint venture with News Corp./Fox Entertainment Group
ZipZapPlay's acquisition by PopCap Games
Zong's acquisition by PayPal

Mr. Hutchins was the recipient of the firm’s Pro Bono Client Services Award for 2011, awarded for his work with Cisco on the Citizens Schools Apprenticeship Program, which brings relevant learning experiences to middle-school students in lower-income neighborhoods.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Mr. Hutchins was IP Counsel for Creative Labs, Inc., a manufacturer of digital entertainment products for personal computers, and Legal Counsel for GraphOn Corporation, a developer of business connectivity/cloud computing software.

Practices

Intellectual Property

Patent

Pro Bono

Start-ups & Venture Capital

Technology Transactions

Industries

Gaming and Digital Media

Education & Bar Membership

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

B.A., San Francisco State University

Member of the State Bar of California

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Chairman, Global M&A Practice at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

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Partner, San Francisco at Cooley LLP

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Associate at Fenwick & West LLP

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Chair, Antitrust & Unfair Competition at Fenwick & West LLP

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Darren M. Hutchins
Former Associate at Fenwick & West LLP
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Associate
Prior - 2015

Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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SAP SE, SAP America, Inc. purchase Concur Technologies, Inc.

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LendingClub Corp. purchases Springstone Financial LLC from Premier Payment Solutions, Inc., NBT Capital Corp.

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AOL, Inc. purchases Project Rover, Inc. from Upfront Ventures Management LLC, Redpoint Ventures, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC

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