Our Technology Sector lawyers work closely with leading software companies to ensure they successfully innovate, evolve and succeed – and we know software. Our team is comprised of credentialed professionals who can discern novel aspects of your software, and protect both your intellectual property and your bottom line.

The range and depth of our industry expertise matches our clients’ – whether they design mobile apps or architect open source systems solutions, code artificial intelligence automotive applications or develop integration middleware. Through service offerings like patent prosecution, business and IP litigation, corporate and securities and IP transactions, we protect and enhance software innovation.

We have tried cases on behalf of software developers and licensees, including prosecuting and defending against licensing, fraud, breach of contract, copyright and trade secrets disputes. We help clients scale up to meet demand, assist in licensing IP to realize its full commercial value, acquire other innovative companies, integrate new business offerings and beyond. We frequently advise software companies in substantial, complex licensing transactions around the world to supply key technologies that enable Fortune 100 companies to manage their information technology needs.

What we do

  • Copyright analysis and protection of software
  • Patent investigation, analysis and prosecution
  • Inter partes reviews
  • Post-grant reviews
  • IP portfolio management and litigation
  • Trademarks and trademark infringement
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Validity/invalidity studies
  • Infringement/non-infringement studies
  • Freedom-to-operate studies
  • Design-around studies
  • Patentability studies
  • Corporate transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Technology, licensing and research and development agreements
  • Initial public offerings 
  • Corporate financing
  • Venture capital

Examples of work

  • Obtained a $26.3 million compensatory damages jury verdict (trebled to over $79 million)  arising from fraud, breach of a licensing agreement and unfair trade practices against a UK software company [SAS Institute Inc. v. World Programming Ltd. (U.S.D.C., E.D.N.C.)]
  • Successfully defended a medical equipment manufacturer in a patent infringement action involving multiple patents relating to digitized medical images 
  • Represented Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services in its acquisition of Reddwerks Corporation, a warehouse execution software provider
  • Litigated copyright infringement matter related to business administration/supply chain software developed by major apparel manufacturer 
  • Routinely defend and bring claims against software companies in software licensing  and software development and integration disputes
  • Represented a major software company in consumer class actions alleging monopolization of the market
  • Represented numerous companies in multiple trade secrets misappropriation cases involving proprietary software
  • Counsel numerous Fortune 500 companies regarding European and Canadian data compliance for software services offerings