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Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Our Intellectual Property and Information Technology business and litigation attorneys regularly handle intellectual property and information technology issues in a wide variety of fields. Our clients range from entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies to some of the largest technology companies in the world.
Chair:  Bruce T. Goto

 

 

Our Skills

Among the areas in which our intellectual property business and litigation attorneys routinely assist clients are:

  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for the development, licensing and/or implementation of various software and information technology
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for either providing or receiving outsourced services, software as a service (SaaS), or hosted applications
  • Drafting and negotiating of agreements that cover the transfer or licensing of patents, copyrights, trademarks and publicity rights
  • Assisting with brand and marketing strategy, and the selection of effective trademarks
  • Obtaining copyright and trademark registrations
  • Drafting and negotiating nondisclosure agreements and agreements regarding the protection or licensing of trade secrets
  • Preparing policies and agreements for web sites and Internet commerce
  • Bringing and defending claims related to any of the above areas

Our Experience

For more than twenty-five years, our intellectual property practitioners have either represented or negotiated with some of the largest hardware, software and technology companies in the world. Recent representative transactions include helping our clients prepare or negotiate the following:

  • Agreements covering software as a service (SAAS), cloud computing, and hosted services
  • Agreements relating to the development, distribution, and licensing of software, computer games, and other technology
  • Agreements for the manufacture, distribution and sale of industrial and consumer products
  • Outsourcing agreements covering IT departments, call centers, product support, and logistics services
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements and trade secret licenses
  • Agreements involving website development, content licensing, website terms of use, and privacy policies
  • Co-marketing and joint promotion agreements
  • Licenses and assignments for trademarks, copyrights and patents
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements involving major aircraft manufacturers and airlines
  • Technology agreements with Fiserv, Honeywell, Verizon, and other major companies

Our intellectual property litigators work in conjunction with IP business counsel to plan for the protection of intellectual property rights, defend against alleged infringement claims and prosecute those who violate claims of our client’s intellectual property rights. Examples include:

  • Represented major online game distribution company in numerous patent infringement suits
  • Represented leading medical services company in dispute with software provider
  • Obtained preliminary injunction and other remedies to prevent competitors' access to computer software and information management systems
  • Represented major bicycle manufacturing company in multiple patent disputes
  • Obtained preliminary injunctions, trial verdicts and settlement, successfully protecting our clients’ covenants-not-to-compete, non-disclosure agreements and trade secrets in a variety of industries, including medical devices, software, Internet, healthcare, and manufactured products