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Steven K. Mossey
New York +1 212 841 1243 smossey@cov.com Download V-card

Steven Mossey represents and counsels clients on a wide variety of complex commercial transactions involving intellectual property, technology, and data. His broad based practice includes technology and life science transactions as well as Digital Health transactions, in which stakeholders across the healthcare, technology, and communications industries harness the power of data and information technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their products, solutions and services, create new and cutting-edge innovations, and achieve better outcomes for patients. In addition, Mr. Mossey's practice involves evaluating and advising on intellectual property and technology issues that arise in the conduct of day-to-day business activities as well as general corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on strategic aspects of intellectual property, including the worldwide procurement, defense, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Technology Transactions

  • American Airlines in an end-to-end information technology services and software development agreement for its cargo business.
  • A professional sports league in connection with technology and intellectual property licenses related to the creation of a joint venture eSports league.
  • A state-owned airline in its negotiations for a global distribution system services agreement.
  • A national organization representing educational programs in its consulting services agreement with a provider of services related to testing and certification programs.
  • A multinational electricity and gas utility company in a multi-sourcing arrangement to overhaul and update its IT systems and infrastructure.
  • A legal services provider in connection with a SaaS agreement related to human capital management software.
  • A broadcast television network in an application development and music licensing agreement for online streaming music services.

Life Sciences Transactions

  • A biotechnology company in a license and collaboration agreement regarding the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of drugs directed to treating hearing loss.
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in an intellectual property licensing agreement with a physician inventor.
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in connection with a royalty monetization transaction.
  • A pharmaceutical company in the acquisition of global development and marketing rights for a drug product and related marketing and supply agreements.
  • A multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company in its intellectual property license agreement for a biologic product and related clinical and commercial drug supply agreements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Tencent Holdings Limited in its acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell for $8.6 billion.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd. in its $120 million acquisition of the assets and operations of Universal Avionics Systems.
  • An international technical professional services firm in its joint venture with a State-owned national petroleum company related to infrastructure services, including related contribution and license agreements.
  • A multinational technology conglomerate on IP issues related to its acquisition of a company that provides an advanced Artificial Intelligence platform for conversational interfaces.
  • A multinational medical device company in its acquisition of technology related to bone reconstruction and regeneration and related patent and know-how license agreements.
  • A private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of companies providing governance, risk and compliance information services.
  • A global diagnostics company in the acquisition of diagnostics company focused on developing specialized tests for infectious diseases.

Pro Bono

  • Advised a nonprofit drug research and development organization on issues related to its rights under a patent license agreement with a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company.
  • Negotiated a publishing agreement for a curriculum developed by a non-profit school with programs and support services for students with disabilities. 
  • Advised a nonprofit theater company regarding copyright issues in connection with scripting a new play.
  • Negotiated a web services agreement on behalf of an international non-governmental organization that supports women’s learning initiatives.
  • Advised a non-profit company on issues related to copyright ownership and fair use related to its popular podcasts and blogs.
  • Provided legal advice to individuals appearing pro se in New York Family Court.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Previous Experience

  • Regularly performed due diligence for a private equity and venture capital firm that invests in commercial-stage healthcare companies
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in multi-District litigation, through appeal, and in parallel proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on cases involving methotrexate and auto-injector technology.
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent portfolios worldwide in support of commercial efforts including global licensing and enforcement programs.