Frank Silber has more than 15 years of experience in drafting and negotiating technology-related transactions. As the leader of Parker Poe’s Life Sciences Industry Team, Mr. Silber has extensive experience negotiating contracts in the biotechnology and health care fields. For example, he has handled dozens of licenses for rights to diagnostic tests for use by clinical laboratories, including assays based on genetic markers and for use in personalized medicine applications (companion diagnostics).
Mr. Silber’s computer science background and prior work experience in network operations at IBM also allow him to effectively counsel software developers and IT professionals. He frequently represents clients entering into agreements for software licenses, development, support, distribution, escrow and consulting services. He also negotiates agreements for the sale or acquisition of computer hardware and for Internet based transactions.
Mr. Silber also advises clients on collaboration agreements, confidential data sharing arrangements, the transfer and protection of proprietary know-how, and joint research and development agreements.