The law related to technology covers a swath of complex concerns. Today's "information age" has given rise to intellectual property issues unlike those of the past, when new and rapidly evolving technologies were found in the realm of science fiction. With the brisk expansion of innovation over the past decade, a new set of legalities has emerged.
The Internet Technology (IT) Practice Group at Rosenberg Fortuna & Laitman, LLP represents and advises ground-breaking clients in the emergent field of innovative Internet products and services. Key to Rosenberg Fortuna & Laitman, LLP's distinction in this field is the firm's ability to both identify and manage the intellectual capital invested by its clients in this complex and fast moving area of Internet Technology, electronic commerce, and provide insightful business development guidance and a wide range of technology transactions.
By merging astute business expertise and in-depth knowledge of today's rapidly evolving IT environment, the firm's attorneys skillfully address issues as diverse as advising on matters relating to privacy and data, including litigation claims; intellectual property, Internet and copyright litigation; corporate governance; legal document audits; contracting; and employment and leasing.
With intangible assets and technology that include brands, trade secrets and expertise, the firm's counsel has become increasingly central to the protection of its clients engaged in these online enterprises. In addition to matters of potential infringement, new mediums and multimedia technologies have created a host of other concerns involving licensing, authorship and copyright issues.
The attorneys at Rosenberg Fortuna & Laitman, LLP are experienced in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). This law updated U.S. Copyright law to reflect many of the rapid technological developments in the new digital era such as the Internet, new digital mediums, and encryption and decryption technologies. The DCMA includes provisions regarding copyright anti-circumvention technologies and limitations on the liability for online service providers for contributory copyright infringement, among other stipulations.
Representative matters handled by the firm's Internet Technology Practice Group include:
- Assisted the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in creating a standard industry wide set of terms and conditions for advertising networks and publishers.
- Developed contractual templates for use in connection with the licensing of new technology designed to target specific audiences on the Internet.
- Provided counsel in connection with Series "C" Financing due diligence surrounding Internet technology and related issues.
- Negotiated various technology agreements, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other commercial contracts with numerous Fortune 100 companies on behalf of our clients, including, but not limited to, IBM, Amazon, Google and Oracle.
- Served as general corporate counsel for a client from its inception through its being acquired for $72.5 million for a Fortune 1000 company.
- Represented a client in connection with numerous content distribution agreements, digtal and video content licenses, syndication, distribution, marketing and advertising agreements with major online portals and content aggregators and distributors.
- Represented a client in connection with numerous digital video-on-demand and electronic sell-through license agreements with various online distribution services.
- Represented SAAS provider in preparing and negotiating its technology platform agreements with entities such as Morgan Stanley, SAP and Sprint.