Expertise

Technology Law
ColterJennings has cumulative experience in the practice of technology law that is unequalled in a boutique law firm. Our unique perspective, arising from service as outside counsel for clients ranging in size from the start-ups to Fortune 500 -- and as in-house counsel for world-class companies enables us to balance legal issues with the requirements of running a real-world business. We can provide legal guidance to the start-up or the mature company in how to maximize the value of their technology through IP protection, conventional license and subscription based business models, inbound and outbound licensing, strategic alliances, M&A, and channel development.

Licensing
The right licensing model can make or break a technology company. ColterJennings can provide the legal guidance to insure the right licensing, subscription, hosting or e-commerce model. We develop standardized and custom agreements for technology companies, including many on the leading edge of ecommerce and hosted application services as well as traditional licensing models. We also assist with ancillary legal matters encountered in connection with licensing and distribution: OEM and VAR agreements, joint development projects, source code licenses, code escrow, and open-source issues. Experience in international licensing allows us to provide global service to growing companies as they expand their opearations outside North America.
Intellectual Property
Our firm has a full patent, trademark & copyright practice with experience in a number of traditional and leading-edge technologies, including computer software, telecommunications, biotechnology, and mechanical devices. Our in-house experience gives us insight into the technologies for which patent protection provides the greatest value to a growing company. We assist our clients in selecting those patent applications that maximize both protection of the company's core bueiness and the value of intellectual property. We have recent experience in internet, e-commerce, SAAS, database, wireless network, telecom, medical software, and human ergonomics fields. Our firm is also experienced in IP related litigation - including trade secret protection -- and our principals have assisted in drafting state legislation to improve IP protection.
General Business Practice for Technology Companies
Technology oriented companies require assistance with general corporate and infrastructure issues from a firm that understands their specific needs. We assist our clients with the formation of new business entities (corporations, LLCs, partnerships) and in creating the internal infrastructure to meet regulatory and commercial requirements. We can provide corporate due diligence, internal policies, and general assistance with human resources along with drafting or review of physical infrastructure requirements such as leases, equipment financing, colocation, and broad-band access.

Last Updated: 2012-10-01
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