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Technology & Licensing Transactions

Faegre Baker Daniels structures, drafts and negotiates all types of intellectual property and technology agreements and advises on regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions — while focusing on protecting and maximizing the value of clients' intellectual property.

IT Transactions

We advise on the following types of IT transactions:

  • Cloud computing agreements
  • Software, infrastructure and platform as a service arrangements
  • Installed software
  • Hosting agreements
  • Systems integration
  • Software development and implementation agreements, including open source software issues
  • IT services agreements, including IT infrastructure and desktop outsourcing projects
  • Software and hardware reseller agreements
  • Telecommunications agreements
  • Global call center and data center services agreements and outsourcing projects

Our attorneys have experience negotiating transactions with most major global vendors, including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP, Epic, Cerner, Adobe, Verizon and Sprint.

Technology Development & Licensing

Our lawyers help clients capitalize on their patent portfolios and access technologies in a broad range of sectors, including the agricultural, biological, biotechnology, chemical, computer, electrical, mechanical, medical, optics, software and industrial technologies. In particular, we advise on:

  • Patent licenses
  • Trade secret/know-how licenses
  • Development agreements
  • Strategically protecting and monetizing technology
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances

E-Commerce and M-Commerce Transactions

We help clients operate through various online channels, including developing strategic partnerships and managing international data issues. In particular, our attorneys have experience drafting and negotiating agreements relating to:

  • Website and mobile applications development and licensing
  • Mobile platform development and licensing
  • Mobile payments
  • Big data analytics

Content and Brand Licensing

Our attorneys structure, draft and negotiate agreements involving trademarks and content including:

  • Copyright and trademark licenses
  • Franchise agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Database licenses
  • Advertising agreements

Outsourcing

We represent buyers and sellers of outsourcing services in structuring and managing complex business process and technology outsourcing transactions involving a mix of onshore, nearshore and offshore service delivery throughout the world including:

  • Business process outsourcing
  • HR, payroll and accounting services

Our attorneys have experience negotiating transactions with the major global outsourcing vendors.

Sales, Distribution and Reseller Agreements

We counsel clients on the legal, regulatory and commercial issues involved in manufacturing and selling products and services domestically and internationally and help clients negotiate and develop internal commercial and contracting policies relating to:

  • Sales and distribution agreements for use in major markets around the world
  • Manufacturing and supply chain management

Our attorneys are experienced in advising on anti-bribery and corruption laws throughout the world and helping clients implement policies on ethical supply chains.

Contact

Robert B. Leonard, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 8578

Gary S. Weinstein, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 8309

Huw Beverley-Smith, London
+44 (0) 20 7450 4551
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