Technology and Intellectual Property

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Our firm offers a variety of services in connection with the protection of technology and intellectual property. Our work in this area includes legal services tailored to those creating, using, or providing this property, and also to companies who wish to use technology and intellectual property created by others.

The following is a sample of the types of issues our attorneys handle for clients:

Intellectual Property

  • Licensing, acquisition, and use of trademarks and copyrighted materials
  • Search and clearance of trademarks
  • Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, state trademark offices, and other filing offices
  • Prosecution of cancellation, opposition and appeal proceedings in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board
  • Preparing and prosecuting applications for copyright registration
  • Prosecuting and defending Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices and takedown claims
  • Enforcing rights in trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, resolving disputes, and litigation
  • Enforcing rights in domain names against cybersquatters through the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Conducting due diligence investigations in connection with corporate transactions
  • Negotiation of agreements to protect business/ proprietary and confidential data, including covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements

Technology

  • Licensing, acquisition, and use of technology
  • Negotiating software license agreements, maintenance and support agreements, “as a services” agreements, escrow agreements
  • Negotiating development agreements and professional services agreements
  • Responding to audit demands from the BSA, SIIA, and software manufacturers
  • Drafting privacy policies
  • Drafting policies governing employee Internet and e-mail usage
  • Drafting information  security policies and practices
  • Counseling regarding data breaches
  • Assistance with compliance within laws and regulations relating to the promotion of products or services online
  • Domain name selection and registration
  • Enforcement of rights in existing domain names
  • Drafting website development agreements and web hosting agreements
  • Counseling regarding compliance with federal and state laws regarding advertising and conducting business via the Internet

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