The Technology Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP assists both providers and users of technology products and services across a wide array of transactional and litigation matters. We bring cutting-edge legal insight to the many technological innovations reshaping our society.

Our experience spans technology transactions, cybersecurity, data privacy, social media, e-commerce, proprietary rights issues and emerging companies. Our attorneys remain abreast of the latest developments in areas such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, crowdfunding, “Big Data,” artificial intelligence and FinTech. By proactively anticipating problems and opportunities, we help clients mitigate risk exposure and forge agreements to leverage new technologies successfully.

We advise on a broad range of topics:

Technology Transactions

  • Clinical study and clinical trial agreements
  • Content licensing
  • Development and collaboration agreements
  • Distribution and OEM arrangements
  • 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 cybersquatting
  • ISP infringement liability issues
  • Metatag infringements
  • Intellectual property rights protection
  • Trade secret protection

Emerging Companies

  • Contractor / Work-for-hire agreements
  • Commercialization
  • Development arrangements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Source code escrow
  • Angel, venture and other financing
  • Acquisitions
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