Computers & Internet Law
Oved & Oved LLP attorneys regularly represent purchasers and vendors of information technology in IT-related transactions, alliances and strategies.
By leveraging our understanding of computer technology, our industry expertise and experience, and our focus on helping clients achieve business results, we are able to deliver efficient and effective advice to clients, and satisfy in-house counsel as well as our clients’ business and technical personnel.
Our clients include multinational businesses implementing cutting-edge technology and e-business strategies, major IT vendors, emerging technology companies, and companies that wish to set up complex web sites or procure mission-critical software. We often find ourselves negotiating against lawyers from some of the largest IT companies around the world. Our computer and internet practice generally centers around a handful of broad-based categories: software, hardware, telecom and e-business. Our sub-specialties abound, however, growing year by year as the business ventures and initiatives of our clients become increasingly sophisticated and complex.
We often assist not just in final contract negotiations, but also in strategizing and advising on a broader range of associated issues, including RFP preparation, service level requirement definitions and SLA negotiations, data migration, systems installation and integration testing, government contracts, contingency planning, compliance with generally applicable and industry specific regulatory requirements, contractual language favorable to revenue recognition and asset depreciation goals, implementing tax efficient structures, identifying meaningful remedies and planning for unwinding the relationship or use of the IT system.
Our team includes lawyers with substantial experience handling the full range of IP and technology transactions in the international context. As a result, we view computer and internet transactions not just from a legal perspective, but from a perspective driven by practical business results.
Some of the computer hardware and software matters we have worked on have involved the following:
- Website development
- Software development
- Software maintenance
- Escrow agreements
- Hardware leases and purchases
- Hardware maintenance
- Long distance
- Voice and data transmission
- VPN/managed firewall
- Cell phone based software and service offerings
- Data centers and call centers
- Web design and development
- Web site hosting
- Co-branding and strategic alliances
- Domain name strategies, registration, and disputes
- Electronic contracting
- Electronic payment and EDI systems
- Web site policies, disclaimers and user agreements
- Chat room and bulletin board liability
- Protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets
- Internet taxation
- Data privacy and security
- Multinational web sites
- Hosting and processing agreements
- PKI and digital signature