John Hollingsworth joined GCA Law Partners LLP as a partner in September 1993. He practices technology transactions and product distribution law and commercial law. He has extensive experience in software and hardware licensing, biotechnology licensing, manufacturing, distribution and development transactions, including multimedia, Internet related matters and medical device development and licensing. He also advises on commercial lending and leasing matters. He has advised clients in connection with master development agreements, patent licenses, contract manufacturing agreements, materials transfer agreements, original design manufacturing agreements, in-bound and out-bound licenses (clickwrap as well as negotiated licenses), distribution agreements (including as VAR, OEM and SI agreements), sales representative agreements, Internet privacy issues, open source license issues, web site hosting agreements and e-commerce transactions. With over 20 years of legal experience he is able to assist clients, from start-ups to mature companies, with structuring their product development, manufacturing and distribution strategies in ways which best suit their needs. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hollingsworth was a member of the commercial group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco. Previously, he worked in Taiwan for the Formosa Transnational Law Office.
Mr. Hollingsworth holds a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.