Illinois Technology Transaction Lawyers
Our Chicago technology lawyers have been helping clients meet the challenges of integrating business and technology for decades. As a result, our tech attorneys, Arieh M. Flemenbaum, and Louis A. Rascia, are at the leading edge of technology transactions, guiding companies through the complexities of operating a business in a world increasingly shaped by technology and web-based business. Our technology transactions practice is where business law meets emerging technologies.
Combining depth of experience in traditional business and commercial law with knowledge of the unique issues created by technology transactions, our lawyers help companies in technology centers, such as those in Naperville and Warrenville, anticipate and resolve their challenges. Technology deals generate a wide array of legal issues.
With decades of experience negotiating tech deals, the attorneys at the business law firm of Griffith & Jacobson understand the relevant technologies and markets and is well positioned to assist in these complex transactions. We help clients leverage technology, implement strategic technology initiatives, debunk supplier claims of industry “standard” practices, help identify vendor capabilities, assess and describe milestones to keep vendors accountable.
Contact Griffith & Jacobson, LLC, through this website or at 312.236.8110 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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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.
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The Right Legal Agreement to Help Your Business Grow
Businesses use our Chicago business lawyers to review and negotiate technology contracts, software licenses, hardware and software maintenance contracts, equipment purchases and leases, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements. The tech attorneys at Griffith & Jacobson know the business of technology and technology in business. We help our clients integrate technology into their business and implement strategic internet and information technology initiatives, help assess IT vendor capabilities and describe milestones to keep your IT vendors accountable. We bring to bear experience and expertise that can shorten IT procurement cycles, reduce your risk, avoid litigation and free up your company resources to focus on strategic matters.
Technology transactions may involve:
- OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) distribution agreements
- Technology commercialization, including research and product development agreements, early stage development agreements, and capitalization strategies
- Agreements related to technology product development, manufacturing, distribution, and supply or purchasing
Outsourcing technology development, cloud computing, or warehousing data with a third party can create legal and business challenges. 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 advise technology companies on the best way to protect their interests when collaborating with third parties, such as through confidentiality agreements and source code escrow arrangements.
With years of experience, the business and tech lawyers at the Chicago law firm of Griffith & Jacobson can help your company leverage your technology and intellectual property to expand your business. We help your company to (1) ensure compliance with regulations & industry guidelines; (2) recommend best practices & assist in implementing policies; (4) minimize the risk of disputes, litigation, regulatory enforcement, (4) limit your company’s liability to your customers, to your business partners, and third parties, and (5) explore potential new sources of revenue & identify workable models.
Contact the Chicago tech attorneys at 312.236.8110 to discuss how we may solve your technology transactions challenges.
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