We work with our clients to create and implement the legal framework to develop and obtain proprietary assets in an efficient, minimally restrictive and cost-effective manner and to protect their ownership or other rights in these assets:

  • Development, purchase or license of software, patents, trade names, trademarks and service marks, copyrights and other key intellectual property rights
  • Preparation of work for hire and non-disclosure agreements for employees, subcontractors and other third parties
  • Joint development agreements
  • Copyright and trademark registration and enforcement

For assets that are developed and ready for commercialization, we help our clients to both maximize the return on their investment and to protect the investment:

  • Provision of products directly to end-users through standard form license and service agreements with restrictions on use, disclaimers and limitations of warranties and damages, indemnification, etc.
  • Master service agreements for implementation, consulting and other product-related services
  • Third-party distribution relationships with distributors, resellers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), and Value Added Resellers (VAR)
  • Source code escrows
  • Open-source software
  • Data protection and privacy compliance – Privacy Shield, GDPR, HIPAA, business associate and data processing agreements
  • Website terms of use and privacy policies