The Haynes and Boone Technology Transactions practice is dedicated to helping clients structure, negotiate, document and close a wide variety of commercial transactions involving technology and intellectual property.
Our deep understanding across a broad range of technologies, coupled with a focus on our clients’ unique business concerns, enables us to serve clients in a variety of industries, including banking, consumer products, energy, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, restaurant, semiconductor software, information technology, transportation, and utilities. Many of our attorneys hold degrees in computer science, electrical engineering and other relevant fields, and many of our attorneys have worked in-house at leading technology companies.
Our Technology Transactions work for industry-leading companies includes:
Technology and IP Licensing: We represent licensors and licensees in patent, trademark, and copyright licensing agreements.
IP Development Agreements: We represent clients in structuring and negotiating agreements involving the development of technology and intellectual property.
Software Agreements: We represent clients in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements related to the development, maintenance, and licensing of software.
Cloud Computing and As-A-Service Agreements: We advise customers and service providers on key legal and transactional issues in cloud computing and as-a-service agreements such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service agreements.
Data Use and Data Processing Agreements: We draft agreements concerning the storage, handling, encryption, and processing of sensitive data of all types, including personal data, personal health information, payment card data, and confidential information.
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: We work with clients on all stages of joint venture formation and management.
IP Due Diligence: We support the firm’s corporate practice group in M&A and financing transactions by conducting IP due diligence and assessing and mitigating risks associated with the transfer of IP assets or their use as collateral.
Outsourcing Agreements: We help clients with a wide variety of information technology and business process outsourcing agreements.
Product Agreements: We work with clients to draft and negotiate agreements across the supply chain, including OEM, VAR, marketing, distribution and e-commerce agreements.
Non-Disclosure Agreements: We help clients protect valuable proprietary information in all stages of their business relationships with appropriate confidentiality agreements.
A Haynes and Boone, LLP team led by Partner Jason Novak advised biotech startup Mekonos, which raised more than $25 million in an oversubscribed Series A round. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mekonos is using scalable silicon technology for hyper-precise ex vivo delivery of molecules into cells. It has developed a chip technology platform that supports delivery of cell payloads at the single cel [...]