Jacob Green joined the corporate department of Ropes & Gray’s New York office in 2021. He specializes in assisting companies with matters relating to the generation, use and sale of IP assets. Jacob provides tailored advice to companies at all stages, including how best to approach the management of patent and trademark portfolios. His clients range from local start-ups to multinational corporations, from venture capital funds to financial institutions. Jacob provides strategic guidance for IP-specific issues in investments, mergers, and acquisitions. Because of this, he is able to provide valuable insight into all aspects of the IP lifecycle, from ideation to monetization.

Before joining the firm, Jacob worked as a lawyer at a leading Canadian intellectual property boutique, where he advised international clients on patent protection and IP-forward business strategies.

Jacob has hands-on educational and professional experience working with cutting-edge technology. Prior to his career in law, Jacob gained valuable experience working at companies large and small. Jacob was an inventor at a world-leading toy company and an electronics designer at an early-stage drone start-up. In these roles, he worked in product management, software design, and hardware development.


  • Represented Fidelity Investments in its joint venture with Vanguard, Alight Solutions and Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC to create a consortium of workplace retirement plan recordkeepers to offer autoportability services.
  • Represented Partners Group in its investment in GHO Capital Partners’ portfolio company Sterling Pharma Solutions, a global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization.
  • Represented Crosspoint Capital in the acquisition of Absolute Software, a provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions.
  • Represented Advent International in its US$1.6 billion acquisition of Forescout Technologies, a cybersecurity company.
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of the distribution business of Avient, a global provider of sustainable and specialized material solutions, for US$950 million
  • Represented TPG in its agreement to acquire Nextech, a leading provider of clinical and administrative healthcare technology solutions for specialty physician practices, from Thomas H. Lee Partners for $1.4 billion.

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