From start-ups to large, established Fortune 100/500® corporations, our attorneys guide clients through an ever expanding and rapidly evolving technological and media driven legal landscape. We use our knowledge and expertise to assist our clients in developing the best strategies to create, license, exploit, and use new and emerging technologies. Our Technology Law attorneys understand that each client has unique needs and we tailor our services to meet those needs, efficiently and effectively.
The Technology Law Practice Group’s practice covers all aspects of technology-related and internet-related legal matters. Our range of legal skills covers complex agreements for technology services, including outsourcing, software development and distribution, inbound and outbound licensing agreements, creation and use of software (including open source software), mobile apps (B2C and B2B), websites, hosted services and cloud computing, use of social media and user generated content, distribution of online content, technology systems, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS agreements, insourcing, e-Commerce, E-SIGN/UETA arrangements, terms and advice related to the Internet of Things (IoT), and due diligence for technology in M&A and securitization transactions. We also advise companies on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regarding rights and obligations of service providers, direct collection of personal information by various websites and Apps, and compliance issues in various vendor agreements. Our attorneys have expertise regarding liability for online content, including issues related to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and recent proposed changes.
Structure, negotiate and draft a wide variety of licenses, terms and agreements for creation, use and distribution of new and existing software and content for mobile apps, websites, cloud computing/IoT, social media and other uses of technology protected by patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets laws, as well as End User License Agreements (EULAs) for distribution of mobile apps, joint development agreements, technology evaluation and test agreements, developer terms, and terms for licensing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and relevant terms for enforcement of licenses in bankruptcy under Section 365n.
Represent and advise companies on open source software (OSS) issues relating to utilizing OSS in mobile apps and proprietary product offerings, acquisition of companies and product lines, product development, and integration of open source software in compliance with OSS license terms including obligations regarding use versus distribution of OSS.
Provide advice, negotiate and draft, and revise complex technology transactions including Master Services Agreements, Engagement Letters and Statements of Work, as well as cloud computing, SaaS and outsourcing agreements, and related Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and credits, governance and dispute resolution terms, reps and warranties, indemnities and limitations on liabilities, IP terms, audit provisions, and co-location of employees, for BPO and managed services out-sourcing arrangements and other complex arrangements, for companies in a wide range of industries from global container shipping logistics to financial services and consumer products.
Conduct technology asset audits and due diligence reviews in support of corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, securitizations, and private offerings of equity and debt securities, regarding proprietary and third party licensed technology, and including key vendor agreements and use of open source software.