Technology Commerce

Dorsey understands the value technology holds for our clients, and our Technology Commerce Practice Group assists our clients in commercializing technology and other intellectual property worldwide.  The Technology Commerce Practice Group has helped clients “license in” and “license out” all forms of intellectual property assets, from copyrighted software to medical device patents. 

Dorsey lawyers in the Technology Commerce Practice work with emerging and established technology clients in many different industries, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, software and information technology, e-commerce and the Internet, hardware and electronics, as well as medical devices and food and consumer products.  We have negotiated and prepared all forms of agreement necessary to transfer or commercialize intellectual property, including strategic alliance and joint venture agreements, software licenses, confidentiality and consulting agreements, product development agreements, Application Service Provider (ASP) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreements, and complex patent and know-how license agreements, among others.  When a client is ready to expand into international markets, the Technology Licensing Practice Group works with our international lawyers and foreign offices to prepare licensing and distribution agreements for countries throughout the world.

Please contact a member of the Technology Commerce Practice Group if you would like to learn more about the business and legal issues involved in the worldwide commercialization of intellectual property.