Technology

The Technology Practice Group of Smith, Gambrell & Russell assists both providers and users of technology products and services with a wide array of transactional matters and legal issues.

These matters and issues include the following:

Technology Transactions

  • Clinical study and clinical trial agreements
  • Content licensing
  • Development and collaboration agreements
  • Distribution and OEM arrangements
  • Information technology (IT) procurement, implementations and outsourcing
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing of software and other technology
  • Open source software compliance
  • Source code escrow
  • Technology development
  • University technology transfers
  • Venture capital and private equity financings

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

  • Compliance with data security laws
  • Data privacy and security policies
  • PCI compliance matters
  • Privacy policies
  • Data breach response and notifications

Social Media, Ecommerce & Online Compliance

  • Cloud computing / SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
  • Data center and hosting arrangements
  • E-commerce applications
  • Online contracting and electronic signatures
  • E-mail and text message compliance
  • Mobile applications
  • Social media applications and policies
  • Website audits, terms of use and privacy policies

Proprietary Rights Issues

  • Confidentiality and restrictive covenants
  • Domain names and cyber squatting
  • ISP infringement liability issues
  • Metatag infringements
  • Protection of intellectual property rights
  • Trade secret protection

Emerging Companies

  • Contractor / Work-for-Hire agreements
  • Technology commercialization
  • Development arrangements
  • Buy-Sell agreements
  • Source code escrow
  • Angel, venture and other financing
  • Acquisitions