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Intellectual Property, Technology and Licensing

What good is having or creating something new and valuable if you don't protect it?

This is why businesses and others with high-stakes intellectual property turn to Hemenway & Barnes. Our attorneys are experienced in all matters involving ownership, licensing and structural safeguards. We regularly work with clients -- domestic as well as global -- that develop software and systems for various industries, including interactive television, health care informatics and health payment solutions.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Intellectual Property

Sometimes a business or investor doesn't know or fully appreciate what they have. It's important, therefore, for our business attorneys to audit our clients' IP assets, whether it comprises the company's technology, work product or something else.

Branding of identities, products and services has become critical for success in a global marketplace. Accordingly, our clients look to us for IP solutions, including trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patent licensing. We also work with our business clients to establish policies, agreements and government registrations to protect their intellectual property.

Representative Experience

  • A major developer needed help protecting its key products; interactive television games and interfaces for the cable television industry. Hemenway & Barnes stepped up to the task, negotiating and drafting licensing, maintenance and support and other agreements with the developer's customers.
  • A publicly-held software systems company needed our assistance to license and implement business process outsourcing solutions which included software, customization and implementation.
  • A company hired Hemenway & Barnes to negotiate a licensing agreement with a SaaS (Software as a Service) vendor for a global data center addressing privacy and technology protection concerns.

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