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Intellectual Property Counseling + Transactions

IP issues increasingly drive many of today’s transactions. At Chapman Spingola, we advise at the intersection of technology and contracting.  Our goal is to help our clients realize and protect the value invested in the development of their products and brands.

Honed Skills

We have cultivated our extensive knowledge and problem solving abilities in this area through our experience representing private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies in hundreds of corporate and intellectual property transactions involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, domain names, outsourcing agreements, distribution agreements, and software and intellectual property licenses, including the following:

  • Technology and software development agreements, including joint and multiparty development arrangements;
  • Technology and biotechnology procurement transactions;
  • Joint marketing agreements;
  • Licensing transactions, including software and patent licensing;
  • Distribution and reseller transactions, including OEM and VAR agreements;
  • Outsourcing and data processing arrangements;
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances;
  • Systems integration; and
  • Testing, maintenance, and support agreements.

Client Matters

  • Counseled and negotiated trademark licenses on behalf of nationally-known brand name furniture maker
  • Negotiated and drafted series of international patent and technology licenses in connection with separation of U.S. and European business of large automotive component manufacturer
  • Negotiated and drafted technology transfer agreement and joint marketing agreement in connection with custom application software for Fortune 500 consulting firm
  • Negotiated and drafted agreement involving three-party venture to develop new diesel engine technology
  • Provided ongoing antitrust and intellectual property consulting to Fortune 500 tool manufacturer and distributor
  • Drafted and Negotiated Technology Transition Services Agreement on behalf of Fortune 500 finance firm
  • Counseled successful online fantasy role-playing game company with all intellectual property aspects of copyrightable works, patents, trademarks, and licensing issues
  • Prepared opinion on validity, enforceability, and infringement analysis (including advice on attorney-client privilege issues) for client seeking to develop breakthrough technology in competitive market
  • Drafted privacy policies and terms of use for countless websites and counseled clients concerning data privacy and security matters
  • Advised local community bank regarding UCC financing issues prepared standard customer agreements
  • Drafted and negotiated supply agreements for manufacturing clients in a variety of industries, including technology and healthcare
  • Successfully drafted and negotiated employee separation agreements on behalf of both business clients and individual corporate executives
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