John P. Brockland


John Brockland is a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property Group.

His practice focuses on strategic and commercial transactions involving the development, transfer and licensing of technology assets, and the provision of technology-related services. He has broad experience representing companies ranging from startups to multinational public companies in the software, semiconductor, Internet, renewable energy, healthcare and other industries.

Mr. Brockland's practice includes drafting, negotiating and counseling on a broad variety of transactions, including joint development, licensing, distribution and reseller agreements for hardware, software, photovoltaic module production technology and related intellectual property, as well as electronic commerce and Internet services agreements. He regularly advises on information technology and business process outsourcing arrangements. He counsels clients on the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He also has extensive experience with issues related to open-source licensing models.

Mr. Brockland is ranked in Chambers U.S.A. in the field of IT & IT Outsourcing and named in Legal 500 in the field of Technology Transactions.

Before joining Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf, Mr. Brockland was a partner in the Technology Transactions Group at a major Silicon Valley law firm. Prior to that, he practiced in the area of outsourcing and information technology at a large Chicago firm. Before law school, he worked as a consultant developing and implementing computer systems for a leading multinational consulting firm.


  • University of Chicago Law School, 1996, JD, with honors, Topics Access Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • Trinity University, 1992, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • California