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Freddy Lopez helps support technology transfer programs at universities, research institutes, and academic medical centers.
I am experienced with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a multitude of agreements, including material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, software license agreements, and contract amendments and extensions with universities, hospital systems, and foreign and domestic governmental entities. In addition, I have developed template agreements and clauses that align with institutional policies in order to facilitate expedient execution of ongoing and expiring contracts as well as ensuring proper compliance with processes that help facilitate the transfer of sensitive data for principal investigator-initiated projects.
Prior to joining a law firm, I worked in the technology transfer department of a prestigious California state university.
Technology continues to advance at an extraordinary pace. Where there are great rewards to reap and new discoveries to uncover, a risk-conscious and thoughtful approach must be applied.
Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner (and Pomona College alum) Robert Pepple is quoted in this article, which highlights NP’s role in the creation of a nonprofit entity, Moonshots for Unicorns, which raises funding for research into cures for rare (i.e., unresearched) genetic disorders. The project came to NP’s attention through Robert’s Pomona College contact, Zach Landman and his wife, whose youngest daughter was recently diagnosed with a rare, but potentially curable, genetic disorder. The heavy lifting pro bono work was enthusiastically undertaken by Intellectual Property practice leader Seth Levy and IP resident attorney Freddy Lopez, both of Los Angeles. Robert also leveraged his contacts to provide the Landmans with free web-design and hosting, social media consulting, and nonprofit governance mentors.
Morehouse College, B.A., magna cum laude
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D.(Executive Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review)
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