JB Betker

JB Betker


JB focuses on corporate law with an emphasis on advising clients on the intellectual property and technology aspects of transactional matters, including licensing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings and capital markets offerings.

He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of transactional documents, focusing on intellectual property and technology, including trademark, patent and copyright license agreements, software agreements, development and manufacturing agreements, service agreements, assignment agreements, stock / asset purchase agreements, credit agreements, security agreements, offering memoranda and related ancillary documents.

His experience includes working with clients in the computer hardware and software, power, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical and financial services industries.

Prior to joining the firm, JB was at an intellectual property boutique handling intellectual property counseling matters, including intellectual property litigation and prosecution and patent portfolio valuation and acquisition.


Representative matters

SAP in the USD12.5 billion sale of Qualtrics International to Silver Lake.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. in various matters, including its pending USD11.7 billion acquisition of Black Knight, Inc. and related divestitures; the sale of its “Interactive Data Managed Solutions” business; and the sale of Trayport.

General Electric Company in various matters, including in the combination of GE Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes, Inc. to create a USD32 billion oilfield technology provider and in connection with the sale of GE’s distributed power business for USD3.25 billion.

The Dow Chemical Company in various matters related to its USD130 billion combination with DuPont and subsequent spinoff.

Published Work

  • JB Betker, (2019), “INSIGHT: Registering Immoral, Scandalous Trademarks Following Brunetti,” Bloomberg Law



New York, 2011


Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015


B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2007
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2007
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2010
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.