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Richard Stobbe
Lawyer, Trademark Agent, CLP

Bar Admissions
1999 - British Columbia Bar
2005 - Alberta Bar

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Technology
Business
Corporate Finance and Securities
Privacy
Internet Law
Emerging Technologies

The following represents some of Richard's past and present experience:

  • Acted as counsel for the vendor in the purchase and sale of shares of a cloud-computing (software-as-a-service) company
  • Acted as counsel for health services company in its acquisition by a public company for aggregate consideration of up to $215 million, including the sale of intellectual property to the purchaser for an aggregate purchase price of $55 million in cash
  • Acting as counsel for borrower in connection with $90 million credit facility including preparation and drafting of closing documents, credit agreement and subsidiary guarantees and security
  • Licensing and protection of intellectual property (IP) rights, including software licensing, trade-mark licensing, licensing of mobile applications, patent licensing and assignments of IP rights
  • Advising multinational company on IT outsourcing, including software licensing, customization, technical support agreement and IT services agreement
  • Acting in negotiation and settlement of disputes regarding ownership of IP rights
  • Acting in negotiation and settlement of domain name disputes including drafting domain name transfer agreements, and arbitration claims pursuant to dispute resolution procedures
  • Acting for university tech-transfer office in connection with out-bound licensing of intellectual property rights
  • Acting for internet-based software service providers in licensing of technology
  • Advising on and creating national franchise agreements
  • Trade-mark protection strategies, licensing, assignments and transfers, trade-mark prosecution and re-branding projects for companies with worldwide operations
  • Advising on website development agreements, online contracting and e-commerce agreements
  • Acting for multinational oil company in preparation and drafting of closing documents in connection with $45 million amended credit agreement and subsidiary guarantees
  • Preparation and drafting of documents for $15 million investment in manufacturing company by way of issuance of series of secured debentures
  • Conducting due diligence review, acting for syndicate of venture capitalists and other private investors in $14.5 million equity financing of biotechnology company, drafting and negotiating shareholder and share subscription agreements
  • Acting in acquisition and financing of $5.6 million fibre-optic network, and drafting related agreements, including indefeasible rights of use agreements
  • Establishing security in connection with various transactions, including inventory financing, purchase and sale of real estate, inter-company loans
  • Preparing and advising on OEM, manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • Drafting and advising on multi-party joint venture agreements
  • Acting for companies and shareholders in the negotiation and drafting of shareholders agreements and share subscription agreements
  • Acting for purchasers / vendors in purchase and sale of business assets and shares, including drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements, conducting due diligence, reviewing and preparing financing documents, obtaining security
  • Acted as counsel to Canadian vendors of assets to a US public company, including the sale of software, trademarks and intellectual property assets