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Mark G. Malven

Mark G. Malven

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Dykema
Michigan, U.S.A.

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Mark G. Malven is the leader of Dykema’s Technology and Outsourcing Transactions practice, co-leader of the Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team and lead author of the best-selling treatise Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements  published by Practising Law Institute.

Mr. Malven has over twenty five years of experience representing both customers and technology vendors and has handled over two thousand technology transactions - involving outsourcing, licensing, cloud services, development, consulting, distribution, sponsored university research, manufacturing, value-added reseller, acquisition, and joint venture relationships. Mark uses his technology transactions and automotive industry experience to serve leading providers of autonomous vehicle and advanced mobility technologies in some of their most mission-critical transactions. His experience also includes serving as a primary negotiator for some of the largest outsourcing transactions of their kind ever undertaken, which have involved billions of dollars in services. He is a licensed patent attorney, holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and dBusiness magazines in the areas of Information Technology and Outsourcing, and is a past Chair of the Information Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Malven's business and finance law experience includes representing both businesses and investors in enterprise formation, venture capital and other private financing, public financing, acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic alliances.

He also has first-hand experience as an entrepreneur. He served as Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for a dotcom startup and subsequently founded and managed his own law firm. He has guided emerging technology and Internet companies through the early stages of business plan creation, multiple rounds of venture and other funding, customer acquisition, joint venture and partnering arrangements.

Mr. Malven was a crash safety engineer at Chrysler Motors before attending law school. He is also Open Source Certified by Black Duck Software.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1993

Michigan, 2004

Education

University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude Purdue University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Mr. Malven is a recognized expert and speaker on technology transactions, having been one of the primary negotiators for two of the largest IT outsourcing transactions ever undertaken, involving billions of dollars in services. He has handled numerous other strategic technology transactions involving development (content and technology), consulting, sponsored university research, manufacturing, licensing, distribution, value-added reseller, private-label, content licensing, site linking, acquisition, and joint venture relationships.

Professional Associations

    State Bar of Michigan
    Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan (Council of Computer Law Section)

Seminars

  • 2006 - Dykema Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar - "Open Source Software - Due Diligence Issues"
  • 2006 - Boston techCongress - "Selecting the Best Outsourcing Option"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor IT Zone - "Reseller and Distributor Relationships"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor IT Zone - "Business Building Basics"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor IT Zone - "Essential Contracts"
  • 2005 - Detroit techCongress - "Selecting the Best Outsourcing Option"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor IT Zone - "Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property Assets"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor IT Zone - "Watching for Customer Distress Signals"
  • 2002 - Chicago Chamber of Commerce - "Identifying & Protecting Your Intellectual Property"
  • 2002 - Chicago Bar Association - "Reseller and Distributor Relationships"
  • 2001 - Prairie Angels - "Building a Technology Business"


Professional Activities and Experience

  • Formerly head of Technology Industry Group at Raymond & Prokop, P.C.
  • Gordon & Glickson LLC
  • Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz
Articles

  • 2006 - Ann Arbor Business Review "The Third Rail of Telecom Policy: A La Carte cable"
  • 2006 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Is Michigan''s Online Learning Requirement a Good Thing?"
  • 2006 - Great Lakes IT Report, Technology and the Law edition "Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Require Additional Purchases as Part of the Sale of Patented Products"
  • 2006 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Web 2.0 and the Law"
  • 2006 - Ann Arbor Business Review "The New Face of E-Journalism"
  • 2006 - Great Lakes IT Report, Technology and the Law edition "Fight Brewing Over Privacy of Search Engine Data"
  • 2006 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Michigan Could Benefit from Advanced Energy Funding"
  • 2006 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Democracy 2.0: It''s Athens All Over Again"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Granholm Delivers Welcome Message to Japan"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Michigan Tech Not Dead: Just Look at the Calendar"
  • 2005 - Great Lakes IT Report, Technology and the Law edition "Cookie Stuffing Hurting Merchants"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Protecting Your Assets: Open Source Software"
  • 2005 - Great Lakes IT Report, Technology and the Law edition "Tech & The New Chief Justice"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Good Bye, Grokster"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "E-Mail Not Necessarily Equivalent to a Letter"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Covansys Executes One of the First-Ever T''s Under a BOT Agreement"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "Tech and the New Supreme Court"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "When Medicine and Technology Collide, It''s Healthy for Michigan"
  • 2005 - Great Lakes IT Report, Technology and the Law edition "Taiwan-China Struggle To Cause New Controls Over Global Tech Company Transfer"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Business Review "U of M Gets Googled, and They Like It"
  • 2005 - Ann Arbor Busine...

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