Briggs and Morgan helps clients understand and negotiate the technical, business and legal issues that arise in connection with the development, licensing and use of information technology. We have a strong history of providing advice and counsel for information technology companies and consumers of all sizes, both from a transactional and litigation perspective.
Briggs attorneys represent many information technology and e-commerce clients as general corporate counsel, working with all aspects of our clients’ businesses, including employment matters, licensing, technology ownership and distribution, acquisitions, divestitures, and other matters. As corporate counsel, we have also guided such clients through complex corporate finance matters, including private placements, venture capital financing and initial public offerings (IPOs). We have extensive experience counseling information technology companies through Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, securities exchange and market listings, and related securities law compliance matters.
Many information technology transactions are not isolated from other legal issues and concerns. Briggs and Morgan has the size and depth of practice in both transactional and litigation matters to provide the sort of cross-experience and knowledge necessary to achieve business success.
We are dedicated to providing high-quality legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our concern is to protect our clients’ interests while maintaining a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to information technology practice. We understand the needs of business and work to negotiate efficient, practical solutions to establish and maintain complex, productive relationships. Our team of attorneys has a wide array of information technology experience and the ability to provide flexibility and skill in response to client needs.
Systems and Software Technology
Briggs attorneys have considerable experience reviewing and negotiating agreements and related matters with respect to information technology systems. We have advised clients on software license agreements, application service provider (ASP) agreements, service as a provider (SAS), turnkey system agreements, enterprise software licenses, system management and support agreements, OEM agreements, software and interface development and distribution agreements, information processing relationships, and other such matters. We understand and are familiar with key issues in these relationships, such as performance and other warranties, liability allocation and restrictions, access to code and other technology, indemnification matters, and scope of use rights.
We also have a strong history of helping clients negotiate issues relating to Internet, web, and e-commerce matters. Among other matters, our experience includes developing and negotiating web design and hosting agreements, privacy policies, terms and conditions of use, business to business exchange agreements, internet service provider (ISP) agreements and policies.
We have negotiated and worked with clients in a broad range of licensing matters, including trademark, patent, and copyright licensing agreements. We have successfully concluded license agreement in a wide scope of industries, including manufacturing and chemical processing, medical, food processing, hardware and systems, information technology, and distribution.
In addition to transactional assistance, our business litigation attorneys are available for Internet and e-commerce matters involving: domain name and cybersquatting disputes; trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret and proprietary information disputes and claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; breach of contract claims; antitrust and unfair competition disputes; privacy disputes; and false advertising disputes.