Technology LawTechnology has become an integral part of virtually every commercial operation. Businesses rely on their computers and information systems and Stahl Cowen helps companies deal with the myriad issues that arise in the area of technology law. Our clients include businesses that use computer systems as well as information technology companies such as software developers, electronic commerce companies, and new media companies.
Stahl Cowen assists technology companies, starting from initial business organization and including service of ongoing legal needs as the companies grow and develop. Our experience shows that maximum efficiencies result when clients consult us before the consummation of negotiations or the execution of agreements. We encourage clients to discuss with us early on the most prudent and cost effective ways to address their computer and technology law needs.
For clients acquiring computer systems, our attorneys negotiate agreements involving hardware purchase and leasing; software and other intellectual property licensing, customization and maintenance; system integration; outsourcing arrangements; and related services. We counsel clients in the proper structuring of those agreements, and deal directly with vendors on behalf of clients, especially in larger systems acquisitions.
Intellectual Property Protection
In the area of protection and transfer of technology, our attorneys apply for and obtain trademarks and copyrights, safeguard trade secrecy through confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and prepare licensing documents and other instruments for the protection of a client's intellectual property against unauthorized use.