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Computer Technologies

The global computer technology market is ever-expanding and diversifying to provide new solutions to business problems and new benefits to end users. Like other IP-intensive industries, an instrumental part of surviving and thriving in the computer technology sector is ensuring you have the exclusive rights to your most important IP business assets. Such exclusive rights as are granted by IP protection can restrain your competitors from misappropriating your technology and protect your margins against copycats who could absent IP protection undercut you with lower, commoditized pricing.

At Heer Law, we have extensive experience providing legal advice and solutions for business owners looking to bring new computer technologies to market. Our team has years of experience securing patent protection for these technologies with the benefit of relevant pre-law education and experiences. Our principal Christopher Heer, is a certified specialist in patent law with a pre-law degree in computer engineering complemented by a few years of work experience in the industry.

By way of example, we have recently provided legal services in the areas of:

  • Artificial intelligence, particularly neural networks and expert systems
  • Computer vision and object identification
  • Computer graphics
  • Quantum computing
  • Fintech and encryption technologies
  • Computer networking equipment
  • Blockchain
  • Computer systems for use in healthcare
  • Websites and domain name disputes

Our goal is to help businesses and innovators obtain and, where needed, enforce their intellectual property rights to grow and protect their business. Heer Law practices exclusively intellectual property law and understands the importance of identifying and building business value through intellectual property rights. At Heer Law, we support clients in all stages of development and commercialization. From early strategic advice to protect patentability of an invention down the line, to trademark registration and applications for patents. Our lawyers also regularly provide clients with critical intellectual property agreements to further support the goal of protecting their invaluable intellectual property assets when disclosing these to investors, manufacturers, and end consumers. These agreements include non-disclosure agreements, software licensing agreements, terms of use and privacy policies to name a few. When worst comes to worst, our team is here, and has helped clients both defend allegations of intellectual property infringement and seek recourse for infringement of their own intellectual property rights.

When it comes to computer technologies, you want a team with experience in the industry. A team with experience drafting and overcoming common objections to patent applications for computer-implemented inventions. A team with experience making strategic use of all forms of intellectual property to best protect its clients most valuable assets and preparing intellectual property agreements that are responsive to industry-specific issues.

Contact us now for a complimentary and confidential initial telephone appointment to learn how we can help you confidently grow your business and bring your innovative new technology to market.

Our computer technology legal services include:

Rights Acquisition

  • Patent applications
  • Trademark applications
  • Copyright applications
  • Industrial design and design patent applications

Strategic Consulting

  • Commercialization strategy and implementation
  • Patent and trademark clearance and advice

Negotiation & Drafting of Industry
Specific Contracts

  • Licensing agreements
  • Terms of use agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Copyright assignments
  • Patent assignments

Prosecuting and Defending Infringement Claims

  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights through cease and desist and demand letters
  • Responding to cease and desist and demand letters
  • Enforcement of patent, trademark, copyright and/or industrial design rights through litigation or alternative dispute resolution