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Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions

Wargo French Singer understands that rapid advances in our clients’ industries change the way our clients interact and conduct business and present new business opportunities and legal challenges. We solve these challenges with our clients by assisting in the development of strategic business initiatives and providing unparalleled responsiveness and support to move business forward.

We routinely represent established and emerging companies in connection with complex and strategic technology transactions. Our attorneys have broad-based experience assisting clients in the development, acquisition, licensing and commercialization of technology, intellectual property and data, as well as advising clients on issues relating to ownership and use of intellectual property that arise in connection with the operation of their businesses.  We work with clients across industries regarding new and emerging technology and expansion into new markets, new distribution channels, and new product lines.

  • Advising clients on complex transactions for intellectual property rights and technology development, acquisition, licensing, and outsourcing, including, without limitation, software licensing, hosted solutions, cloud technology offerings (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT), turn-key solutions, managed services, integration and implementation services, data storage services, support services, benchmarks, and service levels (including uptime guarantees, protection and reimbursement for consumer outages, service credits, disaster recovery plans, and performance metrics).
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts for the acquisition of software licensing and intellectual property rights for augmented reality and artificial intelligence predictive technology, including negotiation of ownership rights related to resulting content and data created through such technology.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating agreements for subscriptions and use of technology, including storage and protection of customer data and exclusivity and ownership rights related to data generated from services.
  • Representing clients in providing strategic advice on new growth opportunities relating to innovative and industry disruptive technology, including intellectual property strategies, intra-company licensing, and collaboration arrangements for new revenue streams and expansion into new markets and industries.
  • Representing clients across industries in strategic initiatives involving new technologies and emerging business models, including cloud computing, edge computing and IoT, by advising on issues relating to network connectivity, monitoring and tracking of assets and inventory, data protection and privacy, and transmission of data and metrics between devices and platforms, including real-time data analytics.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating license agreements for management of inventory and data and related professional services, including, without limitation, reviewing security requirements and support and service level terms, providing advice on market deal terms, and performing risk assessments on potential areas of liability.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating data licensing and sharing agreements, including data licensing and sharing agreements for the use of customer data to provide predictive analytics
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating customer-facing contracts and terms and conditions for technology product sales and licensing and co-branded and white-labeled products and services.
  • Advising clients on a variety of intellectual property issues, including means of protecting intellectual property assets (including through trademark and copyright applications, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, and proprietary information agreements), acquiring and selling intellectual property assets, and licensing of intellectual property assets. Our clients include both licensors and licensees of content, software, and other technology-related intellectual property.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts for the distribution and monetization of content on websites and mobile applications, including contracts for digital sales platforms, serving and placement of targeted interactive media advertisements on digital properties, sale of digital advertising inventory, and delivery of location-based advertising using cloud-based technology.
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts (including insertion orders and amendments to IAB advertising terms) with demand- and supply-side platforms, data management platforms, ad servers, data analytics providers and publishers, including, without limitation, contracts for data licensing, programmatic buying, data optimization, targeting, ad content and development.