Samira Hariramasamy counsels private and public technology companies on a wide range of intellectual property, licensing, and technology transaction matters. She has experience counseling clients on the full range of commercial relationships and technology licenses. Her experience includes counseling clients on transactions relating to:
- Purchase/sale, design and development, procurement, supply and transfer of technology
- Cloud services (private and public cloud relationships)
- Inbound and outbound licenses
- Strategic alliances, joint ventures and collaboration agreements
- Commercial agreements (including consulting, distribution, website development, IT services and invention assignment)
- Commercialization and monetization of IP assets
- Privacy and data security issues
- IT outsourcing agreements
- IP focused M&A transactions, including patent and other IP acquisitions
Samira’s background in corporate law and commercial litigation enable her to weigh legal risks against business opportunities to recommend balanced and practical solutions for her clients. Her experience practicing law in the United States and India helps Samira provide her clients with a unique multi-jurisdictional perspective on their legal and business issues.
Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Samira was a member of the technology/IP transactions team at King & Spalding LLP where she had a focus on licensing agreements, strategic alliances, commercial transactions, IT outsourcing, and cybersecurity and privacy related issues. Prior to that, Samira was an independent legal consultant counseling on corporate and commercial transactions for a wide range of emerging technology clients. From 2009-2010, she also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Melvin Schweitzer with the commercial division of the New York State Supreme Court.
During law school, Samira was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Samira ranked first in the state of Gujarat in all the years of her LL.B. and LL.M. in India and was awarded 8 medals by the Gujarat University and 4 medals by the Gujarat Law Society for her academic excellence.