Our technology practice encompasses off-shore development, hosting issues and a multitude of international law issues. In conjunction with our Intellectual Property team and our International Business and Trade attorneys, we assist clients when their vendors and/or business partners are located outside of the United States. This can include ownership of intellectual property in different jurisdictions or licenses of intellectual property to or from foreign entities. A particularly complex area is dispute resolution clauses encompassing the laws of other countries because of the variety of different practices in different jurisdictions.
Specific areas include:
- Analysis of intellectual property laws in other jurisdictions
- Analysis of data protection and privacy laws in other jurisdictions
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International arbitration clauses
- Venue and jurisdiction issues
- Contacts with a network of foreign law firms to assist in analyzing relevant laws in other jurisdictions
Our experience includes:
- Assisted a U.S.-based client in establishing a satisfactory contractual arrangement for development of an automated publishing system with an offshore company, addressing ownership of intellectual property, retained rights and licensed rights.
- Assisted a U.S.-based client in establishing a satisfactory contractual arrangement with an offshore company for software development for medical devices designed to transmit identity verification via mobile devices, addressing ownership of intellectual property (including patents), retained rights and licensed rights.
- Assisted a client in the telecommunications industry in cross licensing its technology with a Taiwan-based multi-national electronics engineering and manufacturing company’s patented devices. Our representation involved negotiating and preparing supply and manufacturing agreements to maximize the two entities’ technologies, as well as preparing collaboration and cooperation arrangements in order for the parties to jointly develop and exploit each others technologies.