Spencer Glende

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances


Spencer Glende counsels clients on transactions to develop, acquire, and commercialize products, services, and intellectual property in technology-centric industries.


Spencer’s representative work includes:

  • Routinely handling all aspects of structuring, drafting, and negotiating a broad range of technology- and IP-focused contracts, including agreements for research and development, patent licensing, trademark licensing, IP transfers, pharmaceutical development and supply, clinical trials and other life-sciences transactions, consulting and professional services, software licensing, SaaS and cloud services, equipment manufacturing, hardware and software distribution, OEM integration, content creation, and data usage and security.
  • Drafting complex one-off contracts (such as novel patent pooling arrangements, unique collaboration deals, and nuanced technology spin-outs) and flexible form agreements (such as modular software license templates for an industry consortium).
  • Managing IP and commercial aspects of M&A transactions, including due diligence and negotiation of related agreement provisions.
  • Supporting clients in all growth stages, and in industries that include cloud and mobile applications, digital media processing and distribution, networking, supercomputers, semiconductors, social media, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer electronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, aircraft and satellites, financial technology, and open-source software.


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, JD
    Boalt Hall Fellowship
    Berkeley Technology Law Journal
  • University of Utah, BA, with honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • California
  • Utah