Computer & Related Technology Law

In the past few decades, emerging technologies have revolutionized the way business is done in this country and around the world. Most companies now depend heavily on computers in the operation of their business and rely upon the Internet to support electronic means of communication and commerce. The explosive growth of the Internet and computer technologies have raised unique legal concerns for traditional businesses to consider. Furthermore, these developments have launched technology companies as a significant business sector which is in need of legal experience with regards computer and technology law .

At Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, our Computer & Related Technology Team is well-equipped to counsel companies on computer-related law matters and to assist technology-based businesses in all their legal needs. 

Our Computer and Technology Law Services

Our computer lawyers are experienced and current on a wide range of legal activity including such technology areas as:

  • Computer contract preparation, negotiation and review
  • Intellectual property rights including copyright and trademark protections
  • Website development and hosting agreements
  • Website linking and framing issues
  • E-commerce, electronic contracting and electronic signatures
  • Internet advertising activities and co-branding agreements
  • Domain name registrations and protections, including addressing cyber-squatting
  • Internet and e-mail privacy and security
  • Spam, spoofing, identity theft and cyber-torts
  • Litigation addressing computer contracting and licensing disputes, including software performance issues
  • Financing computers, system acquisitions and sales
  • Technology business acquisitions and sales
  • Software licensing and development and related support and maintenance
  • Source code escrow agreements
  • Outsourcing arrangements and agreements with information technology consultants

Representative Clients

Our computer lawyers have represented software licensors, software developers, IT consultants, testing companies, application service providers, Internet companies, telecommunication firms, Internet service providers, website developers and hosting firms in the realm of business issues faced by their operations. We have assisted clients in all industries in addressing their needs as technology users.

Our Computer and Technology Attorneys

Because the Computer & Related Technology Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer closely follows developments in emerging technological fields, we are knowledgeable and can address the full spectrum of issues related to the technology business. Furthermore, we are uniquely able to counsel traditional "brick and mortar" businesses on the challenges faced by emerging technologies. We recognize that a team of legal professionals can be an invaluable business partner to the technology supplier, vendor or purchaser.

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Diversity

 

WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER P.A.
DIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT
 
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. (Wilentz) recognizes that our human resources are one of our greatest assets and that a talented and diverse workforce is a key competitive advantage. We strive to seek out and retain the finest human talent from all backgrounds to ensure top business growth and performance, and we have endeavored to create an environment in which every individual’s unique strengths and abilities are valued and utilized to the fullest capacity.
 
We as a firm are committed to the goal of strengthening our diversity both through education and through recruiting and retaining minority and women attorneys and staff from all backgrounds. We have long embraced the concepts and principles of equal employment opportunity and have endeavored to maintain a non-hostile work environment. Beyond that, however, we recognize that continuously promoting diversity is an integral part of our mission to strive for excellence as individuals and as a firm.
 
As part of the effort to advance our commitment to diversity, Wilentz has established a Diversity Committee focused on the following:
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent at all levels in the firm.
  • Educating our employees and firm management regarding diversity issues.
  • Participating in opportunities outside the firm to explore diversity initiatives by supporting programs that increase the understanding and appreciation of cultural differences.
  • Recognizing diversity as a business imperative toward increasing our client base.
  • Emphasizing the firm’s long-standing policy that encourages reporting of any discrimination or harassment based on sex, race, or any other protected status.
 
Wilentz is proud to say that we participate in the following diversity initiatives:
  • In 1990, our Hiring Partner (now our Administrative Director), Stephen E. Barcan, was a founding member of the New Jersey Law Firm Group, an organization committed to the recruitment, hiring and retention of minority law students and lawyers in member firms and government agencies. The firm has remained an active participant and through this organization we sponsor a fellowship for a minority law student, provide roundtable discussion groups for law students, participate in minority job fairs, and encourage our associates to mentor students identified through this group.
  • We support the Rutgers-Newark Law School Minority Student Program. In addition, we have provided first year minority students with the opportunity to participate in our summer associate program with a view toward mentoring each student toward eventual hire by the firm as an associate. We are pleased that our efforts in this regard have been successful, as our 2005 MSP intern joined the firm as an associate in the fall of 2007, our 2006 MSP intern joined us as an associate in the fall of 2008, and our 2007 MSP intern joined us as an associate in the fall of 2009.
  • We encourage and sponsor our attorneys to become members of the Hispanic Bar Association. As a participant in the Hispanic Bar Association Mentorship Program, we assign Wilentz attorneys to be mentors for Hispanic law students as they complete their courses and work toward graduation from law school.
  • Wilentz is a supporter of the Garden State Bar Association in their mission to assist African-Americans and other minorities in becoming an effective part of the judicial system.
 
Historically, the majority of our entry associates come to us through our Summer Associate Program, and we are proud of the fact that our efforts toward minority recruitment of law students have been quite successful and that our summer associate classes represent a diverse mixture of minorities and women.
 
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer’s commitment to diversity is consistent with our recognition that it is the exceptional people within our firm who have always been the source of our success. We continually seek new and innovative ways to expand our diversity initiatives in the areas of education, recruitment and retention.
 

 

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