Gavin George's practice covers technology transactions, intellectual property, and data privacy in the information age. He regularly counsels clients on technology agreement drafting and negotiation, patent, copyright and trademark protection, and privacy and data security issues.
Gavin facilitates business transactions involving the licensing, development, and transfer of software, data, and other technology. He assists large and small companies with commercial software licenses, technology development agreements, information technology services agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, subscription agreements, and outsourcing deals. He has significant experience related to the transfer and license of intellectual property, open source software, cloud computing, handling of protected data, social media, and development of new software, mobile apps, video games, and websites.
Gavin has advised a number of large U.S. and international companies across a variety of industries, including the health care, airline, railway, energy and entertainment industries. He also regularly advises clients on the intellectual property, privacy, and technology issues that arise in corporate mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and bankruptcies.
In addition to his law degree, Gavin holds a B.S. in chemical engineering. Gavin earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in 2014.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- "Taming the Wild West of Big Data: The Social Norms and Laws of Social Data," co-author, Dallas Business Journal Confidential, July 26, 2013.
- "Protecting User Data in Light of the FTC’s Recent Privacy Enforcement Actions," co-Author, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section, June 21, 2013.
- "European Data Protection Directive and Safe Harbor," presentation, North Texas Information Systems Audit and Control Association, April 11, 2013.
- "Cloud Computing Service Agreements," Lexology, April 19, 2012.
- "Employee/Consultant IP Assignment: Abbott v. Epocal," presentation, February 14, 2012.
- "Domain Name Collateral and Trademark Tangles," Law360, January 19, 2012.
- "IP License Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions," presentation, November 11, 2011.
- "Business Trends and Case Law Updates in Software Licenses," Dallas Bar Computer Law Section, January 2011.