Susanne Nolsoee Petersen

Of Counsel | San Francisco | (415) 268-7454
(415) 268-7454

Susanne Petersen is of counsel in the Technology Transactions Group of Morrison & Forester’s San Francisco office. She concentrates her practice on the representation of clients in complex business transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including in global cross-border contexts.

Susanne is frequently involved in and advises companies on the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of software, patent, and brand licenses; development, supply, manufacturing, distribution, and commercialization agreements; settlement agreements; and other service and collaboration arrangements. She advises private and public companies in a broad range of industries, including SaaS, e-commerce, mobile communications, semiconductor, electronics, automotive, aerospace, financial services, life sciences, and health care. She also has extensive experience assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, minority investments, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Susanne worked as an associate at one of Denmark’s premier law firms, where she focused on European and Danish technology, intellectual property, privacy, and corporate law.

Susanne received her LL.M., with a specialization in law, science, and technology, from Stanford Law School. She also received her LL.M. and LL.B. from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she won the thesis prize awarded by the Association of Danish IT Attorneys and the Danish Forum for IT Law.

Representative Experience

  • SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund in the US$40 billion sale of UK-headquartered multinational semiconductor and software design company Arm Limited to U.S. chip company NVIDIA.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in its US$550 million asset acquisition of the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) program from Bombardier Inc., a global leader in the transportation industry.
  • Autonomous vehicle company on intellectual property licensing related to the development and commercialization of autonomous vehicles.
  • VMware, Inc. in its US$2.1 billion acquisition of cybersecurity company Carbon Black, Inc.
  • TDK Corporation in the IP aspects of its RF filter and module joint venture with Qualcomm.
  • DISH Network L.L.C. in a 10-year patent license agreement with Rovi Corporation for Rovi’s Conversation Services natural language platform as well as other Rovi products.
  • BlackBerry Limited in a strategic alliance and licensing transaction with the largest media, content, and technology businesses in Indonesia, PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (Emtek), to accelerate and advance BBM cross-platform offerings.
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