Practice/Industry Group Overview
Technology and e-commerce have become a critical component of the everyday business world - not just for "dot com" enterprises, but for all businesses that use the Internet or other technology to advertise, sell their products or services, or otherwise deal with partners, suppliers or customers. Our Technology, E-Commerce and Intellectual Property lawyers are ready to help you meet the unparalleled challenges facing today's business enterprises, including business and legal planning, formation, financing, strategic partnering and ongoing legal compliance. We have substantial experience in handling the unique legal issues affecting Internet and e-commerce businesses, including corporate, securities, trade secrets, taxation and antitrust.
In addition to representing Internet-based businesses, our technology lawyers advise business clients in connection with their acquisition, development, preservation and transfer of valuable intellectual property rights, and computers, software and other technology. Our work in this area includes negotiating and drafting license agreements for patents, copyrights, software, inventions and other technological innovations, as well as offering advice and counsel regarding available forms of intellectual property protection. We also bring and defend suits for copyright infringement.
Our technology lawyers have experience in both transaction and litigation matters, and can provide guidance regarding Internet-based affiliation agreements, web linking, joint ventures and strategic partnering, website development contracts, and software development and licensing, as well as disputes or litigation regarding those activities. We also advise clients on internal matters such as corporate policies regarding Internet use, privacy and security issues.
Practice areas include:
- Computer System Acquisition and Maintenance/Support Agreements
- Intellectual Property, Patent, Technology and Software License Agreements
- Internet-Based Businesses: Formation, Financing, Strategic Partnering
- Trademark and Copyright Protection and Litigation
- Web Hosting, Linking and Advertising Agreements