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Ian DiBernardo is a Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He is also Practice Group Leader of the U.S. Technology Group. Ian counsels emerging and established companies, focusing on complex intellectual property and technology transactions and intellectual property litigation.
Ian structures and negotiates agreements involving outsourcing, cloud computing, license, distribution, and joint venture agreements. He conducts due diligence on the intellectual property and information technology aspects of a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate finance transactions. He frequently counsels clients on cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy.
Ian works closely with banks, broker-dealers, funds, insurers, and emerging financial technology providers. For example, he frequently negotiates standalone IP and technology agreements, including cloud computing, electronic trading, and dark pool agreements, as well as licenses to financial indexes, market data, trading analytics, order management systems, risk management systems, and other trading technologies. Ian also represents FinTech clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions, including the sale of a data center, the acquisition of an alternative trading system, and the creation of a joint venture for the development of a power and energy trading platform.
Ian has first-chair trial and appellate litigation experience, successfully representing both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trade secret, copyright, and breach of contract disputes. He has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ian has particular experience with financial products and systems, consumer electronics, Internet technologies, and medical devices and systems.
Ian has a long history of pro bono service. He has been recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers multiple times and has been named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property. The Chambers 2021 Guide states that Ian is "very smart, thoughtful and knowledgeable about IP law and has a calm demeanor which is helpful during stressful situations" and "a highly effective attorney who is quick to spot the issues and come up with practical, workable solutions."
Ian has worked on the following matters:
*Some of the above matters were handled by Ian prior to joining Brown Rudnick.
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