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Innovative technology development by industries within the technology sector occurs in many types of companies, from startups and university spin-offs to well established publicly-held companies. Whether your technology sector business is emerging or well established, we can help you successfully manage the legal issues that affect your ongoing operations. Porter Wright assists technology sector companies in the early stages of growth to start with a solid foundation for success and protect that foundation for the future. If your company is starting out in the industry, we can help you select an organizational and operational framework that makes sense for your business objectives; structure business alliances in research, development, manufacturing, and distribution; acquire, protect, and exploit intellectual property rights; and meet regulatory obligations. The large investment in research and development makes protecting intellectual property rights critical.

Porter Wright attorneys help your business maximize its technology endeavors and minimize its risks. We work with entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies to protect intellectual property, trademarks, and branding domains.

We help researchers and scientists with tech transfers and work with both public and private organizations to create beneficial partnerships to drive a product to market. When there is opportunity for expansion, our attorneys can structure mergers and acquisition agreements, negotiate contracts, and create benefits packages. We stay on top of legislative and regulatory developments and work to keep your company moving in the right direction.

Some of our experience includes:

  • Structuring and negotiating venture capital and angel investment to infuse capital at critical junctures
  • Dealing with legal issues arising in the clinical trial process, including compliance with regulatory and institutional review board requirements
  • Structuring and negotiating technology licenses from government, universities, and other research institutions
  • Prosecuting and licensing patents and other intellectual property
  • Acquiring and disposing of technology assets and business units, including mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring and negotiating joint venture, manufacturing, and distribution agreements