Members of our Technology Transactions Group have extensive experience in software and technology licensing, development arrangements, acquisitions of software and other technologies, outsourcing of information technology and business processes, contracts for systems integration, mainframe processing, e-commerce, cloud computing, ASP hosting and services, patent audits, IP due diligence, reseller and distribution arrangements, and counseling in open source software issues and intellectual property matters.
Our experience ranges from simple standardized transactions to complex, enterprise-wide, software licensing, integration and development arrangements. We concentrate our practice in these areas resulting in lawyers whose experience in representing providers and acquirers of technology of all kinds permits us to lend a broad-based, business-driven perspective to these transactions.
License transactions raise a host of different commercial, contract and intellectual property-related issues. Bingham lawyers are well versed in every aspect of technology licensing, in both the domestic and international context, and have extensive experience in both outbound and inbound licensing in a wide range of industries. They can provide assistance in structuring a license deal, in finding creative and practical solutions to both business and legal issues related to licensing, and in preparing and negotiating license agreements.
Our lawyers are experienced in all varieties of outsourcing transactions, including complex information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions. They have assisted a wide range of clients over many years with every manner of outsourcing arrangement both throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. They have the experience and ability to spot potential pitfalls and to structure and negotiate outsourcing agreements that address their client’s individual needs while sharply reducing the risks of outsourcing.