Ron N. Dreben advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues in business transactions. Ron provides advice in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and licensing arrangements, as well as trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related IP law. A certified information privacy professional (CIPP), Ron helps companies assess privacy and information security issues. Recently, he has written on nonfungible tokens (NFTs), copyright, and diligence, and spoken on artificial intelligence and copyright, including authorship of AI developments, machine learning database issues, and challenges presented by deep fakes.
Ron counsels clients on all aspects of IP issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions of businesses or substantial IP assets, advising on everything from worldwide IP diligence to definitive agreements.
Ron drafts, reviews, and negotiates all types of IP, technology, and software agreements, including website hosting and e-commerce agreements, terms and conditions, and privacy policies; development agreements; trademark co-existence agreements and licenses; consulting and independent contractor agreements; and data use agreements. He has handled technology and software agreement matters for major Wall Street banks working individually, and as part of consortia.
Ron works on trademark and index licenses for sophisticated financial products, such as exchange traded funds and co-branded investment products. In this regard, he coordinates with our London office on UK and EU Benchmark Rules.
Ron also advises companies on data aggregation and website data collection issues (often referred to as web scraping.)
Harvard Law School, 1986, J.D.
Harvard University, 1983, A.B.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals