Pramode Chiruvolu

Pramode Chiruvolu

Associate, Intellectual Property and Technology

Bio

Pramode Chiruvolu represents clients in complex licensing, services, manufacturing, logistics, restructuring, financing and other IP, technology and commercial transactions, and advises on IP strategy, privacy and cybersecurity issues. Mr. Chiruvolu has extensive experience advising on matters involving emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, digital health and biotechnology, the internet of things and 5G networks. He holds a degree in biomedical engineering and has particular experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences and other related complex transactions. He also previously worked as a network and computer engineer for the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, a part of the U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Command, focusing on neural networks and distributed computing.

His representative transactional matters include:

  • Apex Technology Co., Ltd. in its $4 billion acquisition of Lexmark International Inc.;
  • ArQule in its sale to Merck for $2.7 billion;
  • Becton, Dickinson & Company in a variety of transactions, including its $24 billion acquisition of C.R. Bard, Inc., the formation and sale of its interest in global respiratory business joint venture with Apax Partners; and its sale of certain assets to Merit Medical;
  • BuzzFeed, Inc. in its acquisition of HuffPost from Verizon Media;
  • Cavium, Inc. in its $6 billion acquisition by Marvell Technology Group Ltd.;
  • EMC Corporation in its $67 billion acquisition by Denali Holding Inc., the parent company of Dell Inc.;
  • Endo International in its $658 million acquisition of BioSpecifics Technologies;
  • Fortive Corporation in a $3 billion reverse Morris trust transaction involving the merger of its automation and specialty business with Altra Industrial Motion Corp.;
  • Intel Corporation in its $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye N.V.; $4.2 billion joint venture with TPG Capital, L.P. to form McAfee; $1 billion sale of its smartphone modem business to Apple Inc.; sale of its Wind River subsidiary to TPG; and sale of its home gateway platform division to MaxLinear, Inc.;
  • LeEco Holdings Ltd. in its $2 billion cash acquisition of Vizio Inc.;
  • Livongo Health, Inc. in its $18.5 billion acquisition by Teladoc Health, Inc.;
  • Mubadala Investment Co. in its investment in Waymo;
  • Rite Aid Corporation in its sale of stores for $4.38 billion to Walgreens Boots Alliance;
  • Pfizer Inc. in connection with a strategic digital health collaboration;
  • SanDisk Corporation in its $19 billion acquisition by Western Digital Corporation;
  • Silver Lake in its acquisition of a majority stake in ServiceMax, Inc. from GE Digital LLC;
  • United Natural Foods in its acquisition of SUPERVALU for $2.9 billion;
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Semma Therapeutics for $950 million;
  • Xilinx, Inc. in its pending $35 billion acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; and
  • Xperi Corporation in its $3 billion merger with TiVo Corporation.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2013 (magna cum laude, Order of Coif, San Diego Law Review)
  • B.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2009

Admissions

  • California

Experience

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Pramode Chiruvolu

Associate, Intellectual Property and Technology
pramode.chiruvolu@skadden.com