Filipp Kofman's practice focuses on negotiating transactions and counseling clients on matters involving intellectual property, technology, and data. He has broad experience representing a wide range of early-stage and established companies in complex technology and intellectual property matters, particularly those relating to procurement or commercialization of technologies. Leveraging this experience, Filipp takes a practical approach to negotiating complex transactions.
Filipp structures and negotiates a broad range of commercial agreements including software licensing agreements, SaaS agreements, OEM and technology integration agreements, services agreements, collaboration and development agreements, as well as manufacturing, supply, and distributions agreements. He advises clients on development, procurement, and commercialization of cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, and cloud services.
He also has experience with outsourcing transactions, including managed services and data hosting arrangements. In addition, Filipp helps clients draft open source policies and manage open source and source available license compliance.
A significant portion of Filipp's practice involves working with clients in heavily regulated industries, including in the life sciences and FinTech sectors. Filipp's life sciences work involves advising biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on a variety of technology-related matters, including development, in- and out-licensing, research collaborations, and clinical trials agreements. In the FinTech space, Filipp works with financial institutions, service providers, and FinTechs to structure and negotiate agreements for new products and technology offerings.
Filipp's practice also includes counselling clients on intellectual property and commercial aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other critical corporate transactions.
Cloud services agreements
Structured and negotiated outbound and inbound cloud services agreements, many of which involved complex sales, licensing, and privacy, and security issues. Counseled early-stage clients in structuring form customer agreements. Negotiated complex SaaS provider agreements, including white-label solutions agreements.
Development and manufacturing arrangements
Structured and negotiated various product development, manufacturing, and support agreements, including for consumer products.
Artificial Intelligence and data licensing
Structured and negotiated various AI licensing and services agreement, both from customer and vendor perspectives. Counseled client, negotiated agreements, and addressed inbound and outbound license of valuable data sets.
Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia, 2019
J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2011, magna cum laude
B.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 2007, with distinction
- Senior Associate, Technology Transactions, Morrison & Foerster LLP, McLean, Va., 2014-2020
- Associate, International Legal Counsels PC, Alexandria, Va., 2011-2014
- Law Clerk, Environmental Enforcement Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2011