An P.Doan

Partner

Silicon Valley + 1.650.739.3913

An Doan's practice focuses on complex strategic transactions involving the development, use, and transfer of intellectual property. She works closely with companies at all stages to structure, negotiate, and execute technology transactions and to find compatible solutions to intellectual property disputes. An advises clients on the intellectual property aspects of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions (e.g., mergers, sales, acquisitions, spin-offs, financings, and investments) involving technology assets. An has guided clients through transactions in a diverse range of industries, with emphasis on computer hardware and software, semiconductors, consumer devices, education, and energy.

An also represents clients in patent litigations and post-grant proceedings. Leveraging her technical background in electrical engineering, An has successfully represented companies in patent cases relating to a variety of technologies, including semiconductor circuitry, fabrication, and packaging, GPS, display systems, image and video compression, signal processing, and smart cards. In addition, An counsels clients on a broad range of intellectual property matters, including development and protection of intellectual property, analysis of patent portfolios, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

An serves on the Advisory Board of the Asian Law Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islander and low-income populations in Silicon Valley.

Experience

  • Skyworks Solutions acquires Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories for $2.75 billionJones Day advised Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors, in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions, in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75 billion.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Global Parts GroupJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the acquisition of Global Parts Group, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $38 million.
  • Verint Systems separates into two independent companiesJones Day advised Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in the separation and spin-off of its cyber intelligence business, Cognyte Systems Ltd.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • Verizon Ventures participates in Series B financing round of Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented Verizon Ventures, LLC in connection with its purchase of Series B Preferred Shares in a $32 million private placement by Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a company focused on mobile network automation and orchestration
  • TeleSense raises $10.2 million in Series B roundJones Day advised UPL Limited in its investment into TeleSense, Inc., a California-based company that is revolutionizing grain storage and supply chain, in connection with the $10.2 million Series B fundraising by TeleSense.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • Stedical Scientific acquires PermeaDerm, Inc.Jones Day advised Stedical Scientific in its acquisition of PermeaDerm, Inc.
  • Adtalem Global Education acquires OnCourse Learning's financial services business for $121 millionJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education Inc., a leading workforce solutions provider, in its acquisition of the financial services division of OnCourse Learning, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based leading provider of compliance training, licensure preparation, continuing education and professional development, for approximately $121 million in cash.
  • Cylance acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, in its $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry Limited, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards.
  • Adtalem Global Education sells DeVry UniversityJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education in the sale of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management to Cogswell Education, LLC, a company with significant experience in higher education.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • LumaSense acquired by Advanced EnergyJones Day advised LumaSense Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition by Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  • Synopsys reaches agreement with Mentor Graphics in competitor patent caseJones Day served as lead trial counsel for Synopsys Inc. in competitor patent litigation against Mentor Graphics Corporation following the Federal Circuit’s remand of the case to the district court.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • Western Digital acquires Tegile SystemsJones Day represented Western Digital, a leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data, in connection with its acquisition of Tegile Systems, Inc., a developer of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications.
  • Lam Research acquires Coventor, Inc.Jones Day advised Lam Research Corporation in its acquisition of Coventor, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling solutions for semiconductor process technology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Western Digital acquires Upthere, Inc.Jones Day advised Western Digital in its acquisition of Upthere, Inc., a leading developer and producer of cloud storage technology.
  • Riverside acquires Comprehensive Loss ManagementJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing to the Health & Safety Institute platform of Comprehensive Loss Management, Inc., a provider of safety and compliance-related courses to a diverse customer base.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel NetworkJones Day advised EagleTree Capital (formerly Wasserstein Partners) in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Northstar Travel Group, a leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content, and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, of the hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel Network, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and their other partners.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • August 21, 2014
      Managing the Global Contracting Process, 2014 International Operations Accounting Conference, Center for Professional Education