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North Bay: 415-857-1733
Greater East Bay: 925-490-1733
Peninsula: 650-318-1733
South Bay: 408-833-4348

TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS

Our Technology Transactions and Licensing practice offers our clients with comprehensive services as it relates to licensing (copyright, trademark, and patent), and technology transactions. Our lawyers assist in technology acquisition; development; distribution; joint ventures and strategic alliances; miscellaneous contracts; co-branding; privacy; nondisclosure, noncompetition, proprietary rights agreements; licensing of copyrights, trademarks, and domain names; trade secrets protection programs; and the sale and licensing of all other forms intellectual property.

What kind of license?

There are a number of considerations when engaging in a relationship to use another party’s intellectual property. Our lawyers will help you understand your rights and help you negotiate and adhere to provisions set forth in licenses.

The license

A license under intellectual property commonly has several component parts beyond the grant itself, including, a term, territory, renewal provisions, and other limitations deemed vital to the licensor.

A patent license grants you the ability to use another party’s patents for a specific purpose or period. Sometimes, licensing someone else’s technology is a less expensive alternative to patenting your own technology. Other times, for the success of your business, you may not have a choice but to license technology. However, one should not enter into a licensing agreement to be able to use someone else’s technology without some thought.

A licensor may grant permission to a licensee to distribute products or services under a trademark, trade name, or service mark. With such a license, the licensee may use the trademark without fear of a claim of trademark infringement by the licensor.

A licensor may grant a permission to a licensee to copy and distribute copyrighted works such as “art”, “logos” or “designs” and characters (e.g., Mickey Mouse). With such license, a licensee need not fear a claim of copyright infringement brought by the copyright owner.

Artistic license is, however, not related to the aforementioned license. It is a euphemism that denotes approaches in art works where dramatic effect is achieved at the expense of factual accuracy.

Attorney Profile

Daniel Vaswani

Daniel is a business, criminal, and social security benefits lawyer dedicated to assisting his client's achieve their goals, mitigating risks and consequences, and defending their rights. His diverse practice is a result of broad experiences as a lawyer and before obtaining his law degree.

Daniel.Vaswani@RedMetric.com

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