Technology

Overview

Tannenbaum Helpern's technology practice advises clients on buying, selling, and licensing technology and outsourcing goods and services.

Tannenbaum Helpern’s team of highly skilled attorneys has decades of collective years of experience, business acumen, and IT industry knowledge in handling clients' corporate and information technology matters. We counsel companies in many industries, and Firm clients have ranged from entrepreneurs and emerging companies to large and established businesses. Tannenbaum Helpern also advises clients on doing business in foreign countries, and counsels foreign and multi-national companies doing business in the United States.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys focus on serving clients and providing strategic advice on the complex issues relating to technology transactions and related issues like electronic contracting. Combining strategic thinking, creative solutions, and aggressive client service, our attorneys help clients to protect their interests and to understand and minimize their risks.

Technology Transactions

Nearly every company is touched by technology, and often technology drives the growth of today's companies. Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys have extensive experience in advising companies on technology matters across a wide array of industries including computer hardware, enterprise and other software medical services, financial services, insurance, information technology, video games, and entertainment.

Whether technology is the core of your business, or simply provides the infrastructure necessary to run your operations, Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys have experience with a wide variety of legal issues relating to technology transactions and can provide a variety of related legal services. Our attorneys are experienced in advising companies of all sizes, and at all stages of corporate growth and development, on the creation, acquisition, licensing, and use of today's technology.

Special skills and experience are required to negotiate transactions relating to the development, purchase, sale, or licensing of technology. Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys understand the technical and business issues relating to your technology deal, and have years of experience in the art and science of negotiating contracts. This powerful background allows us to provide exceptional legal services to our clients and address the intricacies of warranties, indemnities, damages disclaimers, and limitations of liability. Drawing from our skills and experience, our attorneys can skillfully advise clients on the business terms of a particular deal.

Tannenbaum Helpern represents licensors, licensees, developers, and sellers and buyers of new and existing technology. We represent clients who are providers and clients who are buyers and users of technology. We are experienced in working with people at all levels of the transaction: from the chief technology officer to the solo entrepreneur. Serving such diverse clients has given us the ability to understand the broad range of technology and intellectual property transactions as they relate to our clients' business goals.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys also have extensive experience with complex technology transactions in highly regulated areas such as financial services and health care. We provide a variety of technology transaction services including:

  • Application Service Provider (ASP) agreements
  • Enterprise software licensing agreements
  • Cloud computing and software as a service agreements
  • Software development, distribution, and licensing agreements
  • Custom software agreements
  • All aspects of e-commerce transactions
  • Datacenter collocations
  • Escrow agreements
  • Hardware leasing and purchases
  • Software and hardware maintenance and service level agreements
  • Security and piracy
  • Open source development
  • Evaluation (beta) agreements
  • Data processing agreements
  • Cybersecurity: Spam, spyware ransomware, and computer crime issues
  • Website design, development, and hosting agreements
  • Electronic contracting and signatures
  • Electronic payments
  • Web site policies, disclaimers and user agreements
  • Social networks
  • Value added reseller agreements
  • OEM agreements
  • Sales and distribution agreements
  • Research and development
  • Credit card processing service agreements
  • Disaster recovery services
  • Advertising agreements
  • Ownership and licensing of personal data

Outsourcing

Outsourcing business operations to third party service providers is a very complicated process that often involves critical business functions. If you are considering outsourcing strategic portions of your operations, you need to involve experienced technology attorneys early in the process. Including a technology attorney as part of your outsourcing team early can help increase efficiency and improve service while saving money. Whether you are outsourcing your IT, telecommunications, customer service, or back office functions, you do not want the cost of your education to be a failed project.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys have years of experience in the art of negotiating onshore and offshore outsourcing contracts and driving the process for the benefit of our clients. We work with clients to ensure that their outsourcing deals address all of the major issues relating to such transactions including intellectual property, confidentiality, labor, tax, dispute resolution, and service levels. We have the experience to focus on the parts of the deal that will matter to your business.

Tannenbaum Helpern has strategic partnerships with law firms worldwide to assist in handling your global outsourcing deal. Whether you are establishing a call center in Bangalore or moving your IT to Singapore, we can work with your team to handle your project.

Intellectual Property

One of the most important investments companies make is the investment of time and money in the creation of valuable intellectual property (IP). However, often these same companies overlook the important and ongoing steps required to commercially exploit and protect that IP. The value of your IP rights will vary based upon the quality of the contracts surrounding the creation of your IP.

With so much at stake, working with experienced technology attorneys is vital to protect your intellectual property. Tannenbaum Helpern assists clients in the creation, acquisition, use, protection, and commercial exploitation of technology and associated intellectual property. Our practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law including U.S. and international copyright and trademark protection, licensing, and trade secret law. We have extensive experience in structuring IP transactions so our clients can benefit from their IP portfolio and enforce their IP rights against infringers.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys help clients understand what kinds of IP they own and how to protect their IP assets. We assist our clients with the broad range of IP protection issues, from copyright and trademark filings to conducting IP audits to evaluate the client's ownership and rights in its IP portfolios.


  • Managed services agreements
  • Term and volume commitments
  • Transfer of service agreements
  • Comprehensive service orders
  • Interstate voice and digital services
  • Dedicated access services
  • Audio conferencing
  • International voice and data services
  • Private line services
  • Frame relay services
  • Private IP services
  • Internet dedicated services
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • High speed data services
  • Cable services
  • Satellite services
  • WAN/LAN/WLAN management
  • Site services
  • Device management
  • Tariffs
  • Operation of voice and data networks
  • Wireless and mobile services
  • Local service providers
  • Service level agreements
  • Governance and relationship management agreements
  • Hardware purchase agreements
  • Security

Intellectual Property

One of the most important investments companies make is the investment of time and money in the creation of valuable intellectual property (IP). However, often these same companies overlook the important and ongoing steps required to commercially exploit and protect that IP. The value of your intellectual property rights will vary based upon the quality of the contracts surrounding the creation of your IP.

With so much at stake, working with experienced technology attorneys is vital to protect your intellectual property. Tannenbaum Helpern assists our clients in the creation, acquisition, use, protection, and commercial exploitation of technology and associated intellectual property. Our practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law including copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret law. We have extensive experience in structuring IP transactions so our clients benefit from their IP portfolio and enforce their IP rights against infringers.

Our attorneys help our clients understand what kinds IP they own and how to protect their IP assets. We assist our clients with all aspect of IP protection, from copyright, trademark, and patent filings to conducting IP audits to evaluate our client's ownership and rights in their IP portfolios.

Representative intellectual property services:

  • IP management and licensing
  • Registration of trademarks
  • Non-disclosure & non-compete agreements
  • Battling domain name disputes
  • End user licensing agreements
  • Click wrap and shrink wrap agreements
  • IP risk assessments
  • Website audits
  • IP due diligence for asset purchase, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Copyright, trademark, and patent licensing
  • IP asset purchase agreements
  • Intellectual property audits
  • Digital rights management
  • Branding and co-branding agreements

Seller and reseller agreements

Technology

Tannenbaum Helpern's technology practice advises clients on buying, selling, and licensing technology and outsourcing goods and services.

Tannenbaum Helpern’s team of highly skilled attorneys has decades of collective years of experience, business acumen, and IT industry knowledge in handling clients' corporate and information technology matters. We counsel companies in many industries, and Firm clients have ranged from entrepreneurs and emerging companies to large and established businesses. Tannenbaum Helpern also advises clients on doing business in foreign countries, and counsels foreign and multi-national companies doing business in the United States.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys focus on serving clients and providing strategic advice on the complex issues relating to technology transactions and related issues like electronic contracting. Combining strategic thinking, creative solutions, and aggressive client service, our attorneys help clients to protect their interests and to understand and minimize their risks.

Technology Transactions

Nearly every company is touched by technology, and often technology drives the growth of today's companies. Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys have extensive experience in advising companies on technology matters across a wide array of industries including computer hardware, enterprise and other software medical services, financial services, insurance, information technology, video games, and entertainment.

Whether technology is the core of your business, or simply provides the infrastructure necessary to run your operations, Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys have experience with a wide variety of legal issues relating to technology transactions and can provide a variety of related legal services. Our attorneys are experienced in advising companies of all sizes, and at all stages of corporate growth and development, on the creation, acquisition, licensing, and use of today's technology.

Special skills and experience are required to negotiate transactions relating to the development, purchase, sale, or licensing of technology. Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys understand the technical and business issues relating to your technology deal, and have years of experience in the art and science of negotiating contracts. This powerful background allows us to provide exceptional legal services to our clients and address the intricacies of warranties, indemnities, damages disclaimers, and limitations of liability. Drawing from our skills and experience, our attorneys can skillfully advise clients on the business terms of a particular deal.

Tannenbaum Helpern represents licensors, licensees, developers, and sellers and buyers of new and existing technology. We represent clients who are providers and clients who are buyers and users of technology. We are experienced in working with people at all levels of the transaction: from the chief technology officer to the solo entrepreneur. Serving such diverse clients has given us the ability to understand the broad range of technology and intellectual property transactions as they relate to our clients' business goals.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys also have extensive experience with complex technology transactions in highly regulated areas such as financial services and health care. We provide a variety of technology transaction services including:

  • Application Service Provider (ASP) agreements
  • Enterprise software licensing agreements
  • Cloud computing and software as a service agreements
  • Software development, distribution, and licensing agreements
  • Custom software agreements
  • All aspects of e-commerce transactions
  • Datacenter collocations
  • Escrow agreements
  • Hardware leasing and purchases
  • Software and hardware maintenance and service level agreements
  • Security and piracy
  • Open source development
  • Evaluation (beta) agreements
  • Data processing agreements
  • Cybersecurity: Spam, spyware ransomware, and computer crime issues
  • Website design, development, and hosting agreements
  • Electronic contracting and signatures
  • Electronic payments
  • Web site policies, disclaimers and user agreements
  • Social networks
  • Value added reseller agreements
  • OEM agreements
  • Sales and distribution agreements
  • Research and development
  • Credit card processing service agreements
  • Disaster recovery services
  • Advertising agreements
  • Ownership and licensing of personal data

Outsourcing

Outsourcing business operations to third party service providers is a very complicated process that often involves critical business functions. If you are considering outsourcing strategic portions of your operations, you need to involve experienced technology attorneys early in the process. Including a technology attorney as part of your outsourcing team early can help increase efficiency and improve service while saving money. Whether you are outsourcing your IT, telecommunications, customer service, or back office functions, you do not want the cost of your education to be a failed project.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys have years of experience in the art of negotiating onshore and offshore outsourcing contracts and driving the process for the benefit of our clients. We work with clients to ensure that their outsourcing deals address all of the major issues relating to such transactions including intellectual property, confidentiality, labor, tax, dispute resolution, and service levels. We have the experience to focus on the parts of the deal that will matter to your business.

Tannenbaum Helpern has strategic partnerships with law firms worldwide to assist in handling your global outsourcing deal. Whether you are establishing a call center in Bangalore or moving your IT to Singapore, we can work with your team to handle your project.

Intellectual Property

One of the most important investments companies make is the investment of time and money in the creation of valuable intellectual property (IP). However, often these same companies overlook the important and ongoing steps required to commercially exploit and protect that IP. The value of your IP rights will vary based upon the quality of the contracts surrounding the creation of your IP.

With so much at stake, working with experienced technology attorneys is vital to protect your intellectual property. Tannenbaum Helpern assists clients in the creation, acquisition, use, protection, and commercial exploitation of technology and associated intellectual property. Our practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law including U.S. and international copyright and trademark protection, licensing, and trade secret law. We have extensive experience in structuring IP transactions so our clients can benefit from their IP portfolio and enforce their IP rights against infringers.

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys help clients understand what kinds of IP they own and how to protect their IP assets. We assist our clients with the broad range of IP protection issues, from copyright and trademark filings to conducting IP audits to evaluate the client's ownership and rights in its IP portfolios.


  • Managed services agreements
  • Term and volume commitments
  • Transfer of service agreements
  • Comprehensive service orders
  • Interstate voice and digital services
  • Dedicated access services
  • Audio conferencing
  • International voice and data services
  • Private line services
  • Frame relay services
  • Private IP services
  • Internet dedicated services
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • High speed data services
  • Cable services
  • Satellite services
  • WAN/LAN/WLAN management
  • Site services
  • Device management
  • Tariffs
  • Operation of voice and data networks
  • Wireless and mobile services
  • Local service providers
  • Service level agreements
  • Governance and relationship management agreements
  • Hardware purchase agreements
  • Security

Intellectual Property

One of the most important investments companies make is the investment of time and money in the creation of valuable intellectual property (IP). However, often these same companies overlook the important and ongoing steps required to commercially exploit and protect that IP. The value of your intellectual property rights will vary based upon the quality of the contracts surrounding the creation of your IP.

With so much at stake, working with experienced technology attorneys is vital to protect your intellectual property. Tannenbaum Helpern assists our clients in the creation, acquisition, use, protection, and commercial exploitation of technology and associated intellectual property. Our practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law including copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret law. We have extensive experience in structuring IP transactions so our clients benefit from their IP portfolio and enforce their IP rights against infringers.

Our attorneys help our clients understand what kinds IP they own and how to protect their IP assets. We assist our clients with all aspect of IP protection, from copyright, trademark, and patent filings to conducting IP audits to evaluate our client's ownership and rights in their IP portfolios.

Representative intellectual property services:

  • IP management and licensing
  • Registration of trademarks
  • Non-disclosure & non-compete agreements
  • Battling domain name disputes
  • End user licensing agreements
  • Click wrap and shrink wrap agreements
  • IP risk assessments
  • Website audits
  • IP due diligence for asset purchase, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Copyright, trademark, and patent licensing
  • IP asset purchase agreements
  • Intellectual property audits
  • Digital rights management
  • Branding and co-branding agreements

Seller and reseller agreements

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