The technology sector presents specific challenges and legal issues that require a combination of legal advice and strategic business planning. We assist our clients with many aspects of the development, commercialization, and protection of technology and intellectual property. We regularly work with clients on the preparation and negotiation of related agreements including:

  • Term sheets and letters of intent
  • Website and software development agreements
  • Maintenance and support agreements
  • License agreements for software, digital content and technology
  • Software distribution agreements
  • Website privacy and terms of use policies
  • Rules and regulations for online contests and promotions
  • End user licenses, software as a service agreements and other commercialization agreements

We also advise clients with respect to ownership and protection of their confidential information and trade secrets, including copyright, trade-marks, and other intellectual property. We regularly assist client by:

  • Advising on the protection of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Drafting confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-circumvention agreements to protect confidential information in the context of business negotiations
  • Advising on employee and contractor intellectual property issues and preparing related assignment agreements
  • Developing simple and complex licensing agreements for intellectual property, including patents and trade-marks