Technology and Software

Attorneys in the Technology and Software practice area have a broad range of experience in providing legal services to small and medium-size firms in the biotechnology, computer applications, and other high-tech industries. 

This multidisciplinary practice area helps businesses protect their innovative products and services and to take advantage of various growth opportunities. Toward that end, we counsel businesses concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We also represent these businesses in connection with technology transfers, including technology licensing and technology purchases and sales.

Our attorneys have structured joint ventures and research and development partnerships, using public and private financing, to convert innovative ideas to functioning business entities. We have extensive experience helping companies to structure and implement equity transactions, including public offerings, private placements and venture capital transactions. We also help structure mergers, acquisitions, and other business combinations, as well as negotiate the various other agreements and transactions common to any business (e.g. leases, loans).  

Established businesses, as well as emerging high-technology companies, benefit from our resourceful tax planning skills and continual monitoring to assure state and federal environmental compliance.

For businesses seeking to employ skilled individuals from other countries, practice attorneys, working with the firm’s Immigration practice area, advise companies and individuals on the appropriate worker visa status necessary to permit the required activity.

Should a conflict arise, our team of litigators can provide assistance relating to patent, trademark, copyrights, trade secrets, contracts, and other various forms of commercial disputes.

Our Clients

  • Corporations (ranging from Fortune 100 to closely held companies)

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