Our lawyers advise sophisticated technology companies and traditional businesses on compliance with state, national, and international laws that regulate the way they enter agreements, advertise their products, protect their networks and data, protect their IP, draft complex service agreements, addressing issues arising out of foreign owned entities and “deemed exports,” ecommerce rules, biometric data and incident response.
We have particular strengths helping technology entrepreneurs start new companies and grow them into mature businesses. We guide them on initial business organization, on negotiating and executing operating, vendor, independent contract, and employment agreements.
For clients acquiring computer systems and technologies, our attorneys negotiate agreements involving hardware purchase and leasing, the licensing, customization, and maintenance of software and other intellectual property, system integration, outsourcing arrangements, and more. We structure and draft a variety of contacts and regularly deal directly with vendors on behalf of clients, particularly in larger systems acquisitions.
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.