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Technology Transactions

For many years, Morrison & Foerster has been recognized as one of the world's leading law firms handling complex technology transactions.

In fact, we've been referred to as "probably the premier IT practice in the world" by Chambers and Partners. We've also been named the #1 Technology Law Firm by Vault Guide 2014 and the 2013 "Law Firm of the Year" in the United States in Information Technology Law by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers®.

Our clients include many of the most innovative technology companies and recognizable technology brands. We actively assist both established and emerging technology sector clients in creating and leveraging new technology platforms and harnessing evolving business models. We also advise a wide range of companies – many drawn from Fortune 500 – as well as government agencies around the globe on their agreements and projects to implement technology.

Areas of Focus

Working alongside other colleagues in Morrison & Foerster – for example, in our Intellectual Property Group, Patent Group and Corporate Group – our Technology Transactions Group delivers an in-depth knowledge of technology law across borders and industrial sectors.

Our key focus areas include:

  • Adversarial Patent Licensing
  • Cloud Computing + As-a-Service Platforms
  • Copyright Exploitation
  • Digital Media + Digital Distribution
  • Joint Ventures, Joint Development Projects + Strategic Alliances
  • M+A-Related Technology Transactions
  • Outsourcing
  • Patent Acquisitions, Licensing + Monetization
  • Social Media
  • Software Licensing + Open Source Issues
  • Technology Licensing, Distribution + Supply Agreements
  • Wireless + Mobility

Industry Focus

We recognize that the technology market is multifaceted. Much of our added value to our clients derives from our understanding of how technology makes a difference within a particular sector or industry, and how industry-specific practices and regulations affect the implementation of technology solutions.

Over decades, we have invested significant resources in developing market-leading technology law expertise in a number of different sectors:

Our clients consider us their trusted advisers for their most sensitive and important technology and commercial transactions – both when they acquire, develop or adopt new technologies and IP assets, and when they commercialize, divest, or monetize technology and IP assets.

We operate at the intersection of technology, commerce, regulation and the law. We help clients anticipate and overcome legal and regulatory obstacles and implement mutually successful relationships with their partners and customers.

Our clients rely on us to identify proactively any legal and commercial risks, mitigate problems and safeguard their interests; at the same time, count on us to implement key business plans, stay ahead of market trends and increase the bottom line.

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