Michael E. Riskin

Associate at Fenwick & West LLP

Michael E. Riskin

Michael E. Riskin

Associate at Fenwick & West LLP

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Michael Riskin specializes in open source governance and compliance, technology and software licensing, end user license agreements, website terms of use and privacy policies, content licensing, entertainment issues, and the DMCA. He also advises startups in entity formation, operating agreements, and business strategy. In addition, Michael advises clients on intellectual property issues arising in public and private mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, and spin outs.

Most recently before joining Fenwick & West, Michael was an attorney in the licensing and technology group at Cisco Systems, Inc. Prior to his legal career, Michael served technology-based businesses in various capacities including PR, business development, IT, and sales.

While in law school, Michael received oral advocacy honors in the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition, served as research assistant to Professor Fred Cate, Director of Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and worked in the El Entrepreneurship Clinic advising technology startups.

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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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Questmark Management Co. LLC, Intel Capital Corp., Franklin Park Associates LLC, True Ventures LLC, Foundry Group LLC, August Capital Master Management Co. LLC, Airship, Verizon Ventures LLC purchase Accengage SAS from Apicap SASU

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Cloudera, Inc. purchases Hortonworks Inc.

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Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. purchases Grovo Learning, Inc. from Accel Partners LLC, Activate Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Uncork Capital, Inc., Lerer Hippeau, Brainchild Holdings LLC, Vision Ventures LLC, Costanoa Ventures, Social Starts LLC, Red Swan Ventures LLC, RSE Ventures LLC, BoxGroup (Venture Capital)

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