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Ingrid Rechtin
Ingrid Rechtin
Partner
San Francisco +1 415 591 7080 irechtin@cov.com Download V-card

Ingrid Rechtin provides strategic legal advice to companies in the life sciences, technology, clean tech and fintech sectors, ranging from start-ups to global corporations. Her experience includes financings, corporate venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures and general corporate matters. She has also advised on numerous strategic investments in IP, acquisitions and divestitures of patent portfolios and complex patent monetization transactions.

  • Microsoft in various strategic transactions, including:
    • its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services Business;
    • its $1.1 billion acquisition of 800 patents from AOL, and its $550 million sale to Facebook of the right to acquire a portion of the AOL portfolio;
    • its patent monetization transaction with Nokia and Core Wireless involving 2000+ wireless patents; and
    • its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype.
  • Sanofi in the negotiation and drafting of a collaboration agreement with Google Life Sciences (now Verily) for the development of digital technology and tools for diabetes.
  • Prosper Marketplace, Inc. in its acquisition of BillGuard, Inc.
  • Multiple global life sciences, technology and fintech companies in their corporate venture capital investments into start-ups, including related strategic and commercial rights agreements.
  • A transportation network company, in matters relating to IP strategy.
  • Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading integrator for commercial, residential and public sector turnkey, grid-connected solar systems, in multiple pooled project financing transactions.
  • A global pharmaceutical company, in multiple product divestitures.   

Pro Bono

  • An Iraq war veteran, in his application for Combat Related Special Compensation.
  • Four national spinal cord injury organizations, in connection with their merger.
  • Member of Model Power Purchase Agreement working group for Solar Energy Industry Association.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Corporations Committee, Vice-Chair (2010-2012); Member (2008-2012)
  • Legal 500 US, Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing (2016); M&A: Venture Capital & Emerging Companies (2014, 2016); M&A: Corporate & Commercial (2015); Media, Technology, & Telecoms: Technology (2015); M&A: Large Deals, and Technology: Transactions (2014)
  • The Recorder, “50 Lawyers on the Fast Track” (2012)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, M&A, Business/Corporate (2013-2015) and “Rising Star” (2012)
  • Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award (2004)