Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Your intellectual property portfolio – such as trademarks, copyrights and patented processes – is often the lifeblood of your business and must be protected from e-commerce piracy and dilution. Our business lawyers have helped hundreds of firms draft, review and negotiate licensing agreements and other contracts that protect intellectual property.
For instance, technology agreements can impact your trade secrets and business information security. We can help ensure that your proprietary information is protected in agreements related to co-linking, co-branding and other trade issues on the Internet. We also help protect your proprietary business information through confidentiality agreements related to technology transactions, and non-competition and non-disclosure agreements with employees.
It is equally important that your technology agreements:
(1) clearly spell out responsibilities of the parties;
(2) specify milestones;
(3) impose penalties for failure to deliver promised results or failure to deliver results by agreed upon deadlines; and
(4) provide for a mechanism to resolve disputes such as arbitration or mediation. It is especially important for software providers to limit liability contractually when modifying their existing software.
Our business and tech lawyers have the expertise to address these and other technology transaction issues. Contact us for a free case evaluation from Chicago intellectual property lawyers Arieh M. Flemenbaum or Louis Michael Bell or call us at 312.236.8110. The IP and technology attorneys at Griffith & Jacobson will help harness the power of your intellectual property to build your business and expand your profits.
Protecting your company’s trade secrets and other intellectual property and its reputation is critical. We can help your company secure your confidential business information and create firewalls that help guard against employees inadvertently or maliciously passing proprietary information and trade secrets. Our technology attorneys help you to control access to your business’s confidential information and keep employees from leaking that proprietary information. We also help you to comply with the many information and data security laws and regulations, such as the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act, that are designed to protect against the leak or theft of personnel or consumer data.
Contact the Chicago tech attorneys at 312.236.8110 to discuss how we can help you protect, maximize (and monetize) your intellectual property.
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