Fenwick & West LLP advised Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) in its acquisition of Jabber, Inc., announced on September 19, 2008. Jabber's carrier-grade, first-class platform will enable Cisco to embed presence and messaging services "in the network" to provide users with deep aggregation capabilities and enhance Cisco's Collaboration portfolio.
The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Lynda Twomey, Mark Porter and Kristin O'Hanlon; and intellectual property attorneys Lisa Kenkel, Mike Farn, Stuart Meyer and Chris Joslyn. Cisco's in-house team included attorneys Mark Gorman and Connie Chen, and Sandhya Venkatachatlam of business development.
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