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Foreseen Biotechnology Announces Exclusive Global Licensing Agreement With Ipsen

July 11, 2024

Cooley advised Foreseen Biotechnology – an emerging biotech company that pioneered a high-throughput integrated translational proteomics platform powered by an artificial intelligence-based data analytical system to accelerate the discovery of novel targets for therapeutics and diagnostics that are clinically relevant – on its exclusive global licensing agreement with Ipsen for FS001, an antibody-drug conjugate with first-in-class potential.

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Partner, Palo Alto
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Partner, Palo Alto
Jiqiang Lin
Associate, New York
Robert Eisenbach
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC

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Radionetics Oncology Announces Strategic Agreement With Eli Lilly

July 1, 2024

Cooley advised Radionetics Oncology, a biotechnology company discovering and developing novel small molecule G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-targeted radiopharmaceuticals to treat a broad range of solid tumors, on the formation of a strategic agreement with Eli Lilly to take forward Radionetics’ proprietary GPCR-targeting small molecule radiopharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the agreement, Radionetics received a $140 million up-front cash payment. Additionally, Lilly obtained the exclusive right to acquire Radionetics for $1 billion upon conclusion of an exercise period.

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Rama Padmanabhan
Partner, San Diego
Charity Williams
Partner, San Diego
Jenny Ge
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Chen Chen
Associate, Palo Alto
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Andrew Epstein
Special Counsel, Seattle
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Jonathan Kaufman
Associate, Palo Alto
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Edmond Lay
Associate, San Diego
Jeremy Gentile
Associate, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Breanna Qin
Associate, Palo Alto
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Jack Whitaker
Associate, San Diego
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado

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FutureGen Announces License Agreement With AbbVie

June 13, 2024

Cooley advised FutureGen Biopharmaceutical, an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to providing high-quality innovative biologics for patients with cancer, immune diseases and other diseases, on its license agreement with AbbVie to develop FG-M701, a next generation TL1A antibody for the treatment of IBD currently in preclinical development.

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Yiming Liu
Partner in Charge – Shanghai, Shanghai
Xiaoyu Xu
Associate, Beijing
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Geoffrey Spolyar
Partner, Boston
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Sharon Connaughton
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Zhijing Yu
Associate, Singapore

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Lacework to Be Acquired by Fortinet

June 10, 2024

Cooley advised Lacework, a data-driven cloud security company, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security.

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Steve Tonsfeldt
Partner, Palo Alto
Mark Tanoury
Partner, Palo Alto
Gaël Y. Hagan
Associate, Colorado
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Blake Martell
Partner, San Francisco
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
David Navetta
Partner, Colorado
Tracy Rubin
Partner, Palo Alto
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kristin O'Hanlon
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Nikita Appaswami
Associate, Palo Alto
Amanda Griggs
Associate, New York
Helen Luu
Associate, Palo Alto
Allison Peth
Associate, Palo Alto
Breanna Qin
Associate, Palo Alto
Christopher Suhler
Associate, Colorado
Genevieve Lim Urban
Associate, Seattle
Natalie D. Vernon
Associate, Colorado
Jeramie Perez
Senior Paralegal, Palo Alto
Kamya Arora
Associate, Palo Alto

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Hootsuite to Acquire Talkwalker

April 8, 2024

Cooley advised Hootsuite, a global leader in social media management, on its definitive agreement to acquire Talkwalker, a top artificial intelligence-powered social listening solution.

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Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Bill Roegge
Partner, New York
David Peinsipp
Partner, San Francisco
Nathan Baum
Associate, New York
Yoana Setzer
Associate, New York
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Len Jacoby
Partner, New York
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Gerard O'Shea
Partner, New York
Nyron J. Persaud
Partner, New York
Lei Shen
Partner, Chicago
Chris Stack
Partner, London
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Dillon Martinson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Grant Schweikert
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Bryan Berman
Special Counsel, Colorado
Cara Buchicchio
Associate, New York
Umer Chaudhry
Associate, Washington, DC
Liza Cotter
Associate, Boston
Sharon Davidov
Associate, New York
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Athina Gaki
Associate, Brussels
Michael Gladstone
Associate, New York
Erin Hilliard
Associate, San Francisco
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Chris Lynn
Associate, London
Daniel Millard
Associate, London
Edward (Teddy) Nimetz
Associate, New York
Nick Perez
Associate, Washington, DC
Leo Spicer-Phelps
Associate, London
Rubin Waranch
Associate, Colorado
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado

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