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Organizations of all types, in all industries, rely heavily on technology and software to run their operations effectively. Even “non-technology” companies invest significant time and expense on integrating technology into every level of their operations. Organizations must therefore develop and manage a complex web of agreements to purchase, license or develop and implement the technology and software they need.

On the other hand, software and technology providers must work with all their customers to best meet those customers’ varied business requirements and, at the same time, protect their intellectual property and competitive advantage.

Working with experienced counsel who can guide you through both the business and technology implications of various decisions and strategies adds significant value to these core business activities.

Our software and technology transactions team features lawyers who know and love technology. We commit to offer practical and timely advice, and we staff work efficiently, matching the right level of attorney experience to the needs of the project. Our clients range from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and our work includes transactions between many of the most prominent vendors of technology, software and services and customers of all types.

We help clients negotiate and document the purchase, license, development and installation, and integration of software and technology. We handle agreements for standard hardware and software, custom systems, telecommunications services, ASPs and other technology service agreements (including so-called “software as a service” and “cloud computing” agreements) and outsourcing agreements.

We are equally comfortable with new media and work with industry leaders on social networking, digital media, Internet and mobile technology transactions.  We deal with the issues created by these technologies, including all of the privacy and security implications of such agreements. We have helped clients with agreements all over the world.

The services we most commonly provide include:

  • Inbound and outbound license agreements
  • OEM and distribution agreements
  • ASP, hosted services, software as a service and other services agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Subscription and outsourcing agreements
  • Webcasting, podcasting, video distribution and other multimedia development and distribution agreements
  • Equipment purchase and lease agreements
  • Support and maintenance agreements
  • Electronic transactions and electronic and mobile payment systems agreements
  • Sales representative, reseller and other distribution agreements
  • Outsourcing, warehousing and data transfer and storage agreements
  • Marketing agreements, advertising arrangements and referral agreements
  • Agreements with technology transfer offices
  • Consulting and services agreements
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
  • Website privacy policies and terms of use
  • Website development, search engine optimization and hosting agreements
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