Ron N. Dreben advises clients on intellectual property and technology issues in business transactions. He 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 address privacy issues and respond to security breaches and advises US companies on the relevance of the EU Data Directive. Ron has experience negotiating with most of the leading technology product and service vendors.
Ron counsels clients on all aspects of IP issues as they merge or acquire businesses. He conducts worldwide IP diligence, and addresses IP representations and indemnification, and confidentiality and noncompete provisions.
Ron handles IP documentation in a host of other types of transactions. He drafts and reviews IP, technology, and software agreements. Additionally, Ron has experience creating 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; software licenses; and data use agreements. He also works with clients to secure domain names and has experience with proceedings under ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), Anticybersquatter Consumer Protection Act (ACPA); and negotiations.
Ron has drafted trademark licenses for sophisticated financial products, such as exchange traded funds and co-branded investment products. He has handled technology and software agreement matters for major Wall Street banks working individually, and as part of consortia.
An active participant in his profession, Ron regularly contributes to World Trademark Review, has been a guest lecturer in business classes and e-commerce classes, and has spoken in Japan on multimedia law.
Harvard Law School, 1986, J.D.
Harvard University, 1983, A.B.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
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