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The explosive growth of the Internet, the convergence of telecommunications and IT, and the ongoing deregulation and consolidation of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry all pose intricate new challenges for manufacturers, service providers, content distributors and enterprise technology users. We have assembled a dedicated group of tech-savvy attorneys with vast, industry-specific experience who utilize an interdisciplinary approach to the financial, transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution issues affecting clients in the IT/telecom space.

At Duane Morris, our goal is to address these unusually complex matters in an integrated and strategic manner, knowing that technology businesses hire AmLaw 100 firms for their leveraged value-added and superior resources, which only a sophisticated few national and international law firms can offer. Fortune 50 and 500 corporations, Internet transport and content providers, Web 2.0 and e-commerce firms, hardware and device manufacturers, technology start-ups, enterprise software and IT customers, emerging growth companies and venture capital fund managers all regularly look to Duane Morris attorneys for our best-of-breed technical knowledge and legal judgment.

Members of the Information Technologies and Telecom practice group are schooled in such complementary legal disciplines as intellectual property, corporate formation and finance, licensing and business transactions, antitrust, complex commercial litigation, international trade, regulation, employment and taxation, among others. To better illustrate the scale of the practice, our IT and Telecom group is divided into a number of principal subdivisions:

  • Corporate Organization, Funding and Financial Transactions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Websites and Online Services
  • Distribution, Licensing, Vendor Agreements & Strategic Alliances
  • Litigation
  • Legislation and Public Policy
  • Web Content Generation and Distribution
  • Administrative/Regulatory


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Group Presentations
  Duane Morris Partner Tom Thompson to Present at the Today's General Counsel Institute on E-Discovery, Chicago, IL, June 1, 2015
Duane Morris Partner Tom Thompson to Present "Tech Talk on Mobile Device Discovery", Chicago, IL, May 22, 2015
Duane Morris Partner Tom Thompson to Speak at the Masters Conference, Chicago, IL, May 19, 2015
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Keeping Our Tech Love Alive
Eric J. Sinrod, March 30, 2015
We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our tech love alive?

9th Circuit Resisting Efforts to Dilute CDA Section 230 ISP Immunity?
Eric J. Sinrod, March 25, 2015
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) generally affords immunity for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with respect to content posted by users on their websites. There have been various efforts by plaintiffs in lawsuits to chip away at this immunity, most of which have failed. Now...

Smartphones Can Do Anything, Right?
Eric J. Sinrod, March 25, 2015
Once upon a time, frankly not that long ago, a telephone was something that was tethered by a wire to a phone jack and that enabled people to make telephone calls - nothing more. A home had one phone line, and perhaps multiple phones for that line.

Getting Serious About Cybersecurity
Eric J. Sinrod, March 19, 2015
Hack attacks have been in the news for a while. But the most recent headlines seem to indicate that hackers are far outpacing security efforts to contain them.

$195 Million Awarded for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith; PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.
David A. Charapp, March 18, 2015
In 2011, I wrote about the PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc. case, in which the Delaware Chancery Court found that SIGA Technology Inc. failed to negotiate in good faith with PharmAthene, Inc. for the grant of a license to SIGA’s smallpox drug known as ST-246. This case provided an...

FTC Seeks to Thwart ‘Revenge Porn’
Eric J. Sinrod, March 18, 2015
While the Internet provides many obvious advantages to people in this digital age, it can also enable a dark side for those intent on mischievous and criminal online behavior. “Revenge porn” is part of that dark side.

It’s 2015: The Future Is Here for Legal Tech
Eric J. Sinrod, March 13, 2015
It may be hard to believe, but we already have closed the books on 2014, and we now have started making our legal way into 2015. The year 2015 at first blush sounds futuristic, and in many ways we really are living in the legal tech future we could have barely imagined not that many years ago.