The firm provides comprehensive legal services to technology-driven businesses ranging from large publicly held corporations to promising emerging businesses. The firm has been a pioneer in the field of technology for over 100 years and has carried this tradition of legal innovation into the 21st century, offering its technology clients proactive, business-oriented counsel and cutting-edge legal solutions from our domestic and international offices.

Our technology and software clients include businesses whose core products and services are technology or Internet based, such as software developers and licensors, application service providers, hardware manufacturers, wired and wireless telecommunications service providers, cable operators, media companies, outsourcing service providers, biotech and life science companies, and digital marketplaces. Our clients also include companies that provide consulting and other support services to technology companies, such as global consulting firms.

In addition, the firm represents a large number of venture capital funds, private equity funds and other financing sources for technology companies. We help our clients find and implement appropriate financing through all stages of their growth cycle ranging from seed and angel capital to later stage funding. The firm maintains significant relationships with numerous capital sources, including qualified angels, strategic investors, and nationally recognized venture capital firms.

We also help clients find ways to enhance or evolve existing businesses, and we have structured a wide variety of joint ventures and strategic alliances among technology suppliers with complementary products, and between technology suppliers and their customers to exploit their combined skills, experience, and intellectual capital. Our deep understanding of technology-driven businesses, specific technologies, systems, software applications and intellectual property rights, coupled with our skills and experience in negotiating complex relationships, enable us to identify and structure arrangements best suited to our clients' objectives. In addition, we leverage the firm’s experience in securities, and mergers and acquisitions to help identify and execute exit strategies.

Our work with software systems and technology has included a variety of other industries, including: Banking & Financial Services; Entertainment, Media, & Sports; Manufacturing; Telecommunications; and Transportation.

Our technology lawyers also provide technology and software companies a broad range of transactional, corporate, commercial and finance related legal services, including: Contracts & Commercial Agreements; Licensing & Procurement; Patent Litigation; Trademark; Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances; Outsourcing; Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring; Private Equity; Securities; and Mergers & Acquisitions.


Experience Highlights

Red Prairie Corp. v. Peter Schnorbach
Represented Manhattan Associates who hired an employee who had previously worked for competitor. The employee did not have a non-compete more
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more
Securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM
Served as securities counsel to Internet Security Systems Inc. in connection with its $1.3 billion acquisition by IBM. more
Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. Cox Communications; In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation; Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. EarthLink Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications and EarthLink in a suit filed by Ronald A. Katz Licensing Technology in the U.S. District Court for the more

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