Technology drives business, and our attorneys recognize that our clients face technology-related issues on a daily basis. Whether as a provider of technology solutions or as a customer leveraging those solutions, we have the experience to address all aspects of these complex transactions. Our team has provided counsel regarding technology licensing, distribution, software and website development, trade secrets, and privacy and data security issues. We know how the market views these challenges, and we can guide you through the issues that arise.

Our technology group draws from our e-commerce experience providing clients with experience in all aspects of the Internet including linking and framing, portal development, application service provision, security, site usage jurisdiction, privacy, taxation, and various other issues related to an online presence. We have both the resources and the commitment to respond to the rapidly changing business climate to meet our clients’ needs cost-effectively. Regardless of whether you are a start-up or a traditional brick-and-mortar operation, we have considerable experience developing technology strategies and providing creative solutions to complex technology impacted relationships.

We provide a holistic approach to business matters with a technology component, and our experience is far reaching:

  • Inbound and outbound technology licensing including Software Licensing Agreements, Software Installation and Maintenance Agreements, Value Added Reseller Agreements and Consulting Service Agreements
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Software as a Service and Application Service Provider (ASP) Agreements
  • Website policies and E-Commerce and electronic transaction agreements including Terms of Use Agreements, Privacy Policies, and Electronic Signatures (Click-Wrap, Clickthrough, and Browsewrap Agreements)
  • Domain name and cyber-squatting Issues
  • Hosting agreements
  • Joint Development, Partnering and Joint Venture Agreements with a technology focus
  • Investment in technology companies including securities issuance through both public offerings and related SEC compliance work and private equity offerings
  • Acquisition or disposition of technology companies and their assets and intellectual property and due diligence in connection with acquisitions and licensing
  • Technology insurance coverage (hacker, ecommerce, etc.)
  • Software development, protection and licensing; database protection and licensing; trade secret protection and licensing
  • Complying with import and export regulations, including deemed export concerns with respect to non-U.S. employees working in the U.S. and outsourcing of information technology or development functions to foreign companies, and compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Developing, negotiating and analyzing software and services contracts

  • Assisted national bank with services agreement related to security management outsourcing including hardware and software tool support and incident reporting
  • Assisted large retirement system with negotiation of hosted services contract related to account management and web portal access for all system participants including allocation of risk for data breach issues
  • Negotiated SAP system acquisition by large multi-national construction company
  • Assisted in the development of a new software, service and maintenance contract regime for a biometric technology vendor
  • Assisted in the development of a services agreement regime for an application service provider in the healthcare industry and related privacy compliance analysis
  • Negotiated software license and development agreement for medical school concerning voice recognition software
  • Negotiated software license relating to clinical trial management software
  • Negotiated software license and development agreement for GPS services in energy industry
  • Prepared form end user license agreement for document management software
  • Assisted negotiation of technology license for energy industry client
  • Negotiated IT out-sourcing agreements

Acquisition and divestiture of technology-related ventures

  • Acquisition of technology consulting services company by traditional bricks and mortar oil and gas industry parts manufacturer
  • Acquisition of domain name registrar by domain hosting company
  • Assisted on software issues in acquisition of health management company by managed care company
  • Assisted in IP issues in acquisition of three software/technology companies in asset management field
  • Assisted large construction firm with substantial national energy development project with due diligence review of software licenses, electronic document retention policies
  • Issued patents and other technology related documentation in conjunction with acquisition of engineering firm specializing in power plant development and operation
  • Acquisition of technology consulting services company by traditional bricks and mortar oil and gas industry parts manufacturer

Assistance with providing technology-related solutions

  • Assistance in the development of policies in relation to security and enforceability for online transactions for a banking institution
  • Prepared agreement for development of Internet-based training course for energy industry for U.S. government contractor
  • Assist in the capacity of outside specialty counsel to energy derivatives trading firm in conjunction with their data acquisition technology solutions, technology law compliance issues and all software licensing issues

Funding technology companies

  • Representing technology companies in connection with raising equity and debt capital
  • Representing investors in technology companies

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June 6, 2024

Chambers and Partners Releases 2024 USA Guide Featuring 67 Jackson Walker Attorneys and 23 Ranked Departments

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 67 attorneys and 23 departments for inclusion in the 2024 edition of the Global and USA guides. Attorneys were ranked across 27 departments, with 3 attorneys listed among multiple areas, 8 ranked nationwide in their respective areas, and 15 recognized for the first time.

May 15, 2024
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow

In this two-part segment of FRB, panel co-hosts Art Cavazos, William Nilson, Courtney White, and Greg Lambert discuss the latest developments in business and technology. The conversation continues with Cliff Zintgraff sharing insights on preparing the next generation of the workforce for the future amidst rapidly changing times.

May 8, 2024
Speaking Engagements

Jonathan Lass to Serve on Planning Committee at UT School of Law Technology Law Conference; Jennifer Wertz to Present on “Technology-Focused Bankruptcy & Insolvency”

Jackson Walker partner Jonathan E. Lass served on the planning committee and as a presiding officer for The University of Texas School of Law’s 37th Annual Technology Law Conference. Additionally, Jackson Walker partner Jennifer F. Wertz will be a presenter on Thursday, May 23.

April 10, 2024
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Unlocking the Potential of AI in Medicine

In this episode of FRB, Art Cavazos and Courtney White discuss with family medicine physician Dr. Lane Aiena the benefits of value-based healthcare, the potential of AI in medicine, and the importance of sustaining the human touch that is at the heart of healthcare.

February 29, 2024
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

AI Currents in Law and Beyond

In this episode of FRB, Art Cavazos, William Nilson, Courtney White, and Greg Lambert have an open discussion on the evolving landscape of AI, the challenges it poses, and the need for robust regulations to safeguard against potential misuse.

January 24, 2024
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

You’re Already Living in the Space Economy

The concept of a space economy often conjures up images of distant, sci-fi futures, but in reality, it’s a present and rapidly evolving aspect of our daily lives. On this episode of Future Ready Business, co-hosts Art Cavazos and Will Nilson talk with Space Lawyer Bailey Reichelt about her work and how space law isn’t just about international treaties and policies, but also about their practical, day-to-day application.

December 19, 2023
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Looking Back: AI and Emerging Technology in 2023

In this podcast, Art Cavazos, William Nilson, Courtney White, and Greg Lambert engage in a thought-provoking exploration of AI’s impact so far on law and business, and the need for a nuanced approach to its integration.

November 15, 2023
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Navigating the AI Landscape and Revolutionizing Legal Tech

The release of ChatGPT in late 2022 thrust AI into the forefront of public conversations, shifting attitudes from initial skepticism to the current widespread fascination. In this episode of FRB, we engage in a conversation with the CMO of HyperDraft, Inc., Ashley Carlisle, as she provides a comprehensive exploration of the future of AI and its multifaceted impact on law, business, ethics, and professional growth.

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August 15, 2023

Human-Robot Presscon at AI Summit: What It Means to the IP World | Asia IP Magazine

Chris Rourk was featured in Asia IP Magazine discussing the robotics capabilities on display at the UN-organized “AI for Good” summit. In the article, Chris noted: “The functions did not showcase any particular capabilities that robotics adds to AI that might support UN SDGs, which include ‘no poverty’ and ‘gender equality.’ As such, if the purpose of the press conference was to showcase how the combination of robotics and AI could support the goals, there was nothing shown of any relevance.”

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June 1, 2023

Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2023 USA and Global Guides

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 51 attorneys and 17 departments for inclusion in the 2023 edition of the Global and USA guides. Attorneys recognized in the guides were ranked in 19 practice areas, with 4 attorneys listed among multiple areas and 6 named among the top attorneys nationwide in their respective areas.

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