Andrew H. Stevens, Esq.
Our firm has years of experience in drafting and negotiating many different types of software development agreements and software as a service agreements, for both software companies and customers looking to hire software vendors for custom development and SaaS solutions.
Our technology transactions law firm assists software and technology companies monetize and protect proprietary technology and intellectual property through carefully structured technology licensing contracts.
No matter what type of master services agreement or technology-related contract you have, our technology and intellectual property attorneys can advise on a range of technology issues, including royalties, IP rights, background technology, milestones, and indemnification.
From FinTech (financial technology) and IoT (Internet of Things) to SaaS (Software as a Service) and AR (augmented reality), our Columbus technology transactions attorney has deep experience working with a broad range of technology-focused clients.
We offer expertise in a number of technology sectors including e-commerce and m-commerce, hardware manufacturing, clean technology and energy technology, cloud computing, smart city tech, social media and social networking platforms, digital marketing and development, medical and digital healthcare, gaming, data security and privacy, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, telecommunications and wireless technology, and wearable technology.
As technology becomes more advanced, technology related contracts and agreements become more complex. Oftentimes, a Columbus, Ohio technology lawyer can ultimately save a company thousands of dollars in taking a proactive approach to ensure that technology related contracts are drafted right the first time and in-house contract templates are up-to-date and tailored specifically to a business’s needs and concerns.
In the excitement to close a new customer or just due to the time constraints of running a business, we sometimes find that busy company owners and c-suite officers can overlook core contractual concerns. Our technology attorney in Columbus, Ohio takes the time to get to know your company and your products and services, looking for areas where technology transactions can be improved and your business’s exposure to liability and risk can be reduced.
We guide clients through the gamut of technology transactions. This includes structuring intellectual property ownership, specifying particular proprietary rights, and contemplating rights and obligations in case of infringement. We can also help plan for the use of in-house technology platforms and pre-existing background tools, third-party materials and licenses, and open source software and components. In transactions involving work for hire, consulting services, or development services, we help clients negotiate milestones, the scope of work and services involved, acceptance testing procedures, and cure and remedy options when scenarios arise where the technology or software development was not completed per the terms of the contract.
With any technology transaction, security can always be an important concern. We assist clients with structuring and negotiating technology transactions to take into account a variety of security issues, including access to system provider and customer facilities, remote access procedures, user access credentials, malicious code, requirements for handling personal identifiable information (PII), removable media and personal devices, use of provider and customer equipment and systems, and data backup. We also assist our clients with considerations related to risk of loss and damages concerns tied to system intrusion, unauthorized network usage, and data breaches. Where technology or software services involve the financial sector, we advise service providers and clients as to specific compliance provisions including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, anti-money laundering requirements, and securities industry compliance.
Post-delivery work can also play a key role in a technology transaction and can be an area of concern and ambiguity for all parties involved. Where a technology transaction may involve custom work, the parties may want to provide for a warranty or ongoing maintenance. We help our clients define and structure support services and advise on components such as system upgrades and security patches.
No matter your technology law issue or type of technology transaction, our technology lawyer in Columbus, Ohio has years of experience in structuring and negotiating technology-related agreements and issues including: