Intellectual Property and Technology

In today’s rapidly expanding and evolving marketplace, the ability of a business to protect its brand, ideas and systems, as well as to adopt new technologies, can be critical to its success. The attorneys in our Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) group recognize the value of our clients’ intangible assets and are dedicated to helping clients identify, develop, protect and commercialize their intellectual property and technology. Combining the skills and expertise of a commercial transactions practice, with an intellectual property background, business savvy and a keen passion for new technologies, our attorneys assist clients in documenting major technology transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, licensing arrangements, development agreements, master services agreements, joint ventures and outsourcing deals.  Whether our clients are looking to license a brand in connection with a new clothing or other product line, acquire copyrights to musical works or develop customized software for their own customers, our lawyers help clients attain successful business alliances and maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios.  With comprehensive experience in trademark and copyright protection, our lawyers also regularly assist clients in connection with registration, maintenance and enforcement matters. 

Further, our IPT team frequently assists clients as they take their businesses online and make them available on-the-go, working with clients to create customized website and mobile application terms of sale and terms of use, privacy policies and data security procedures, including helping clients self-certify to the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor.  We also advise clients in connection with best practices for setting up consumer-facing websites, including e-commerce platforms and social media sites, and for running Internet promotions, sweepstakes and contests.  Our attorneys have experience with FTC compliance issues related to online marketing and product endorsements and testimonials, and on the back-end, we routinely draft, negotiate and review software licensing, maintenance, colocation and hosting agreements. 

In addition to helping our clients thrive in their respective industries, we also help protect their technologies and intellectual property in-house.  We work with clients to develop confidential information, proprietary rights and non-compete agreements for employees, executives and independent contractors.   We also regularly advise on best practices for protecting trade secrets and confidential information internally.