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

  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires 9 data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of 9 data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Infobase receives majority investment from Northlane Capital PartnersJones Day represented Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the majority investment from Northlane Capital Partners in Infobase.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • LendingTree invests in EarnUpJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in the $31 million Series C financing round of EarnUp, a San Francisco-based Fintech company offering payment and data solutions for the mortgage industry.
  • Krafton leads $11 million Series B round of financing of TamatemJones Day advised Krafton, a South Korean game developer, in leading the $11 million Series B financing round of Tamatem, a mobile game publisher based in Jordan.
  • Cohesity disposes of six-patent litigation brought by adverse competitor CommvaultJones Day successfully represented Cohesity Inc. ("Cohesity") and obtained dismissal in a six-patent, competitor suit filed by Commvault Systems in April 21, 2020.
  • Hard Rock International acquires The Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and CasinoJones Day is representing Hard Rock International (Hard Rock) on the acquisition of The Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International.
  • Sempra Energy sells PXiSE Energy SolutionsJones Day advised Sempra Energy in the sale of membership interests in PXiSE Energy Solutions to Yokogawa Electric Corporation.
  • Hilti Group acquires Fieldwire for approximately $300 millionJones Day is advising the Hilti Group in its acquisition of Fieldwire, a San Francisco, California, based construction technology company specialized in construction project management software, for approximately $300 million.
  • 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.
  • Chevron negotiates groundbreaking DOE carbon capture projectJones Day advised Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in its receipt, with counterparties Svante, Inc., the Kiewit Group, OTC and Electricore, of a competitive U.S. Department of Energy (DOE - NETL) grant to advance an innovative carbon capture technology.
  • 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.
  • Speaking Engagements

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