Ralph M. Tener

Ralph M. Tener: Attorney with McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
  • Principal at McCandlish & Lillard, P.C. (17 Attorneys)
  • 11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA 22030-7421
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  • Ralph M. Tener heads the firm's Information Technology Group. He has practiced computer and intellectual property law for more than fifteen years, working with software and Internet companies from start-up through venture capital investment to sale or merger. He works with information technology and other companies on trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection; software and technology licensing; start-up and venture capital financing; agreements and relationships with developers, resellers, and strategic partners; stock option and other incentive compensation plans; employment and non-competition agreements; online policies, agreements, and terms of service; and corporate matters.
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Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Raven Society. Listed in "The Legal Elite," Information Technology and Business Law, Virginia Business, December 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. Author: "Who Owns the Hyperbot? Applied Intellectual Property Rights," Acquisition Issues, April 1992. Assistant Instructor, Computer and Intellectual Property Law, University of Virginia Continuing Education Center, 1999-2000. Guest Lecturer, Copyright Protection of Computer Software, University of Virginia Continuing Education Center, 1991-1998. Lecturer: Software Licensing, National Contract Management Association, 2000-2001; Computer Law, Continuing Legal Education, Fairfax Bar Association, 1987-1988. Director, 1989-1995 and President, 1994, D.C. Computer Law Forum.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Computer Law
  • Internet Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Business Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
571-732-1439  Phone
(703) 934-1170  Phone
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., with high honor, 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1985, Virginia and District of Columbia; 1978, California
Fairfax (Founding Member and Chairman, 1986-1996, Computer Law Section) and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Member, Sections on: Corporation, Banking and Business Law; Intellectual Property); Computer Law Association.
Birth Information:
Cleveland, Ohio, November 13, 1948
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other

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