We provide comprehensive service in a specialty area that is set apart by the speed of change.
Our Intellectual Property/Technology Group has a diverse practice focused on helping our clients gain the most from their intellectual property and technology assets. These types of assets are unique, and the applicable law is complex and not always well settled, often requiring analysis of the interplay of the laws of various jurisdictions and/or the applicability of existing laws to new forms of technology and IP.
We represent clients in all stages of development from start-ups to large public companies. These companies operate across diverse sectors, including computer software/hardware, bio-pharmaceuticals, fashion, toys, games, other consumer products, hospitality, energy, financial services, semiconductors, and medical devices. We address cutting-edge issues in areas such as mobile, interactive, and cloud-based applications and platforms. We also advise on digital rights management issues that are important to both leadership and investors in emerging growth and traditional enterprises alike.
We manage international IP portfolios for our clients and protect copyrights and trademarks through comprehensive, worldwide enforcement programs that rely on intelligent, cost-efficient decision-making tailored to each client’s strengths and priorities. Our intellectual property experience extends deep into the hospitality and fashion industries as well as to the negotiation and acquisition of film, television, music, and publishing rights. We have also represented clients at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in ICANN proceedings, and counsel regularly on all aspects of fair use.
We handle all forms of stand-alone transactions involving intellectual property and technology assets, such as content creation agreements, technology transfer agreements, development agreements, R&D agreements, licenses, strategic alliances and other forms of collaborations, co-promotion and marketing agreements, internet/e-commerce arrangements, IP acquisition agreements, and outsourcing agreements, among others. We also collaborate with our colleagues in other practice groups to provide value-added legal teams in corporate mergers (where Intangible assets such as technology and IP can be one of the most valuable and important parts of a transaction), financings, and restructurings involving technology and intellectual property assets.