It may be difficult to find a law firm that has both the requisite legal knowledge, experience and an understanding of your technology business. Whether you are just forming your business entity or have an established operation, we can help. We support clients at all stages of the corporate life cycle, including:
Entity Formation and Business Start-Up Planning
When building a successful business, it’s important that you lay a strong foundation at the outset.
With the help of our experience business attorneys, you can rest well knowing your entity documents are in order, business licenses are addressed, and you can conduct your business operations without distraction.
From the moment you begin any business activity, you can potentially be exposed to the debts and liabilities of that business. Choosing the right entity structure for your company is important, and our experienced attorneys can provide expert guidance on how to structure your company in a way that meets your needs. Whether you are looking to form an LLC, LLP, S-corporation, or C-corporation, you can rely on our firm to help you navigate the regulations and requirements, so you can get your business off the ground.
Trademark Prosecution and Brand Development
Our team protects the brand identities of businesses and regularly prosecutes trademark applications throughout the world, using a well-established global network of trademark counsel. When choosing a new name for your business or for a specific product, it is important to consult a trademark attorney. Our team can conduct searches of the relevant trademark databases to evaluate the availability of a potential name. It’s most cost effective to conduct the searches early in your selection process in order to avoid investing in the development of a brand that may ultimately have to be abandoned because of prior rights established by a third party.
Patent Prosecution and Patentability Opinions
Patents provide exclusivity over the ideas underlying innovation and thus afford the broadest scope of intellectual property protection. We protect technology and innovation in the broadest possible terms and across a wide array of industries, including software, information technology, mechanical, and more. We provide a range of services to our clients, including patentability opinions, preparing patent applications, filing applications, and prosecuting applications in the US and abroad.
The purpose of copyright law is to protect the fixed expression of an original work of authorship. Our team can advise you when and how often to register the copyright in a particular work. We also assist with drafting assignment agreements when you engage a designer to create a logo, graphic, or other work for use in connection with your business.
IP Licensing, Agreements, and Negotiations
Our team can help you structure the agreements so that everyone has an accurate understanding of the terms and clear standards for each party’s behavior so that your business relationships can thrive. We can assist in structuring the deals so that you maintain protection of your brands, inventions, or other licensed technology.
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Whether it is a simple purchase, sales agreement, or a more complicated technology agreement, we provide expertise in all types of contractual drafting needs. Drafting and negotiating contracts is a critical part of your business, but one that many owners and operators give little thought to.
We advise clients regarding all types of business and commercial agreements. In addition to providing assistance in the strategic negotiation of commercial contracts, our attorneys review and carefully draft and negotiate contracts for companies working within technology, manufacturing, and distribution including, but not limited to, master services agreements, manufacturing agreements, technology and licensing agreements, supply of goods contracts, statements of work, SaaS contracts and purchase orders.
Whether you have been presented with a contract by a vendor and need an experienced contract attorney to review the document before you sign, or you are drafting a new contract, we can help. Do not risk overlooking something that could have a significant impact on your business. The terms and conditions of your contracts are essential to the health of your business. Most disputes arise out of ambiguities and differing interpretations of legal agreements. Multiple parties often take different meanings from the same document, and this can lead to confusion, miscommunication, and lost business. That is why working with an experienced contract lawyer is so important.
Our team can assist with your company’s due diligence, assess the potential risks of a transaction, and evaluate the intellectual property portfolio, including patents, designs, copyrights, registered and common law trademarks, licenses, and software assets. We can help to establish a clear chain of title, prepare the appropriate assignment documents so that the ownership of the assets is clear, highlight deal-breaker or commercially negotiable issues and provide a bird’s eye view of the target company’s business in order to make an accurate assessment of the pertinent issues and limit any potential future exposures.
Commercial transactions can have high stakes and benefits, and are a daily part of business operations. We provide a wide range of services for companies of all sizes that are designed to preserve your interests during every transaction, and streamline the process overall.
Our services cover the wide range of challenges and opportunities companies encounter throughout the business life cycle, from formation to mergers and acquisitions, daily operations to protecting intellectual property.
Whether you are conducting simple point-of-sale transactions, or major asset acquisitions, you need to make sure your contracts are tight, your finances are in order, and your rights and responsibilities are clear. Our corporate attorneys can work with you to safeguard your property and fully outline your responsibilities with each agreement.