Cullen G. Taylor

Cullen G. Taylor

Northern Virginia

Email cullen.taylor@​

Phone +1 703 610 6177

Fax +1 703 610 6200

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Cullen Taylor helps companies structure and negotiate their most complex commercial transactions, particularly those involving the development, acquisition, and commercialization of intellectual property and technology. Cullen takes a practical, results-oriented approach to getting deals done, drawing on his broad experience across multiple industries to anticipate and address problems before they arise.

Trained as an intellectual property lawyer, Cullen understands the technical and business issues that arise as parties enter, live under, and exit long-term commercial arrangements. Cullen is skilled at structuring and drafting contracts that address these concerns while keeping the client's business goals at front and center.

Given his versatility, Cullen practices across a variety of industries, including life sciences, communications, sports, information technology, and media. In the life sciences industries, Cullen handles a variety of transactions, including product acquisition, licensing, development, collaboration, manufacture, supply, and co-promotion agreements. In the cable and communications fields, Cullen advises clients in connection with network, transport, interconnection, cell tower backhaul, hosting, co-location, and other communications service agreements.

Cullen is Co-Head (Americas) of the firm's Life Sciences Transactions team. He regularly collaborates with his colleagues in the firm's Corporate practice to address intellectual property and technology-related issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.

Awards and recognitions


Practitioner of the Year (IP Transactions)
Managing IP


BTI Client Service All-Star
BTI Consulting Group

2008, 2010, 2015, 2019

Rising Star
Virginia Super Lawyers


Rising Star
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Intellectual Property
Virginia Legal Elite


Young Lawyer
Virginia Legal Elite


Health Law
Virginia Legal Elite


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology Transactions
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000

B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association

Member, Raven Society

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Representing Gilead Sciences in its collaboration with Yuhan Corporation to co-develop novel therapeutics for patients with advanced fibrosis due to NASH.

Representing Incyte Corporation in its license and collaboration agreement with MacroGenics relating to an anti-PD-1 antibody.

Representing multiple pharmaceutical companies and diagnostics manufacturers in collaboration agreements to develop companion diagnostics for drug products.

Representing Regeneron in a genomics collaboration with Geisinger Health Systems.

Representing Helsinn Healthcare in connection with license and collaboration agreements with MEI Pharma and Taiho Pharmaceuticals.

Representing Helsinn Therapeutics in its co-promotion agreement with Novartis relating to Zykadia.

Representing Cormedix in various license, collaboration, supply, and distribution agreements relating to its Neutrolin product.

Representing Daiichi Sankyo in its co-commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca relating to MOVANTIK in the United States.

Representing Naver on the acquisition of Xerox Research Centre Europe.

Representing Novartis in the sale of its animal health business to Eli Lilly for approximately US$5.4bn.

Ongoing representation of Charter Communications in connection with a variety of commercial agreements.

Ongoing representation of the College Football Playoff in connection with various commercial agreements.

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