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Technology, intellectual property and data are amongst the most valuable and strategic assets for a business. Clients turn to Nigel Howard to help them execute on their most innovative and complex transactions involving technology, intellectual property and data. He is a "tremendous attorney" singled out for his detail-oriented approach, according to clients interviewed by Chambers and Partners. Peer commentators note his admirable commercial awareness, which achieves business-focused results, often in the most challenging of circumstances.

  • American Airlines on a series of global ticket inventory distribution arrangements with Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport.
  • American Airlines in information technology services agreements with Amadeus, Sabre, HP, and ITA Software (Google).
  • AstraZeneca in a digital health collaboration for the development of a new medical outcomes data research and analytics system with Healthcore.
  • Microsoft Corp. in the $4.5 billion winning bid in the auction of Nortel Networks Corporation’s 6000 patents and patent applications.
  • CHEP USA in an information technology outsourcing to Dell.
  • Apple Leisure Group in a series of information technology transactions, including electronic distribution agreements with hotels.
  • Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in connection with the negotiation of a license and service agreement for an enterprise wide Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
  • The National Football League on its next generation data collaboration with Sportradar, a European sports data company.
  • Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines in distribution agreement negotiations with Sabre in connection with the sale of the Abacus GDS to Sabre.
  • TouchTunes in a series of licensing and distribution agreements with leading mobile app developers.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in an eHealth collaboration with IBM, including a cloud services agreement for the deployment of IBM’s Watson Health Cloud as Teva’s global patient technology platform. 
  • Trymedia Systems in a series of collaborations for online distribution of games, white label web sites and digital rights management licenses with AOL, Atari, Deutsche Telecom, Disney, Electronic Arts, Nick.com, Nokia, Sony, Vivendi, and Yahoo!   
  • Endorex, Inc. in its joint venture with Elan Corporation plc to further develop and market oral and mucosal vaccine delivery technologies.
  • Conducted technology and IP due diligence on over 250 venture and M&A projects and over 50 IPOs.
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA
  • Chambers Global
  • Legal 500 US
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • The International Who's Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers
  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers