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Computers, Software, Internet and Information Technology

We have attorneys with significant experience in representing clients involved in the computer, software, internet and information technology sectors. We have expertise in negotiating and preparing software license and acquisition agreements, outsourcing agreements, application service provider and software as service agreements, hosting agreements, web design agreements, distribution and reseller agreements, and support and maintenance agreements. We represent prominent software developers, major companies that license software, fulfillment and CRM providers, business to business online exchanges, application service providers, web hosting companies, web design firms, online content and information providers and entertainment companies involved in delivery of entertainment content via the Internet. We represent high tech companies that rely on Internet and computer technologies in their business models. Among our clients are private and publicly held companies involved with security systems, Internet-driven businesses, on-line gaming and trading systems. We provide a full range of intellectual property counseling including patent counseling, prosecution and litigation, trademark protection, copyright protection and trade secrets. We also regularly counsel clients on privacy issues and federal and state legislation affecting this sector. Our corporate and transactional work in this area includes corporate finance and mergers and acquisition representations, initial and secondary public offerings, structuring secured transactions and complex licensing and business arrangements. We have litigated many issues in this sector, including breach of application service provider contracts, licensing issues, failure to provide software support and privacy issues. Our employment work in this area includes creating and enforcing employment policies and handbooks, counseling clients in employee disputes and creating and enforcing privacy policies.