Warner Norcross & Judd attorneys understand the importance of your intellectual property assets.
For many of our clients, intellectual property plays a key role in business strategies and is the driving force behind revenue-generating transactions and activities. We make it our business to understand your technology: how it works, how to protect it, how to maximize its value and how to achieve your strategic objectives.
We are experienced in structuring, drafting, negotiating and implementing commercial and corporate intellectual property transactions for clients, ranging in size from small ventures to large public companies. These transactions include patent, trademark and other intellectual property licensing arrangements, research and development agreements, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, collaborations, acquisitions, dispositions and other contractual agreements.
As a full-service law firm, we routinely collaborate with other WNJ attorneys to handle the intellectual property aspects of IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and other corporate transactions. By using a multidisciplinary approach, we are able to meet your full range of legal needs.
Information technology plays a key role in every business. On the provider side, we represent software developers, content providers, infrastructure and network providers, and application service providers. On the user side, we represent a wide range of companies and industries, including financial services, health care, insurance, consumer products, publishing, manufacturing, education and grocery distribution.
Our experience in information technology transactions includes development, licensing, maintenance and support, software as a service (SaaS), application service provide (ASP), source code escrow and related agreements. We routinely assist our clients through the often complex issues connected with software audit and help to formulate and implement effective software compliance policies.
We counsel our clients on all aspects of Internet and e-commerce-related transactions including the structuring, drafting, negotiating and implementing of Web site development and hosting agreements, affiliate marketing agreements, terms and conditions of use, privacy policies and online agreements.