Troutman Pepper is rooted in its rich history representing clients in the technology space from the early days of mainframe technologies, to the birth of the internet through today.
Our group is built on the firm’s core experience in technology-related subject matter to advise both companies where technology is the business as well as companies where technology is critical to supporting the core business.
We understand the nuanced issues faced by businesses today, and offer practical, tailored guidance on technology-related matters. Many of our attorneys formerly practiced in-house or worked as software developers and business
executives in the technology industry before practicing law.
Our diverse group of clients includes technology vendors and technology users, as well as venture capital and private equity firms that focus on investing in technology companies. And our clients come from a wide variety of industries,
including financial services and banking, health care, education, media, cable and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and biotech, and more.
We represent many high-profile clients and technology matters, including advising clients on:
Mobile application development, licensing and technology development agreements
Internet of things (IoT)
Software as a service (SaaS), hosting, cloud computing and outsourcing
Data privacy and security audits, including policy review and data breach response and related counseling
Open source licenses, including audits and due diligence
Digital marketing, including social media
Enterprise software implementations
Patent prosecution of key technology patents
Patent opinions and freedom to operate analysis
University technology transfers
We counsel clients in matters involving cloud computing, regulatory issues, and data security and privacy concerns. We advise businesses on “best practices” in data privacy and security laws and regulations, including
governance and vendor management, breach response and litigation strategies.
We represent clients in patent litigation matters involving technology subject matter. In addition to our work in all major U.S. patent venues, we have a nationally recognized practice that handles matters before the International
We advise clients in connection with in-bound and out-bound software licensing transactions, technology development agreements, content licensing agreements, digital rights management, participation in standards organizations,
and open source policies, among others.
We provide comprehensive services to FinTech companies in the health care, payments and financial services industries, as well as other areas, advising on matters ranging from bank and non-bank regulatory issues affecting the
marketplace lending space and innovative payment technologies to general corporate and intellectual property matters.
We represent clients in technology patent prosecution involving a variety of subject matters, including mechanical and electrical devices, electronics, communication systems, software and computer hardware, data collection and
storage systems, and semi-conductors.
We advise technology businesses of all sizes and across a broad scope of industry sectors on all types of corporate transactions including, among other things, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings,
IPOs, follow-on public offerings, PIPEs offerings and startup company formation and business launch. Including guiding a client through the largest FinTech IPO of 2018.
We represent clients in all industries in litigation involving technology-related issues, including disputes concerning software development and implementation projects.
We regularly advise clients on sales tax questions involving technology agreements, including providing guidance on when sales tax applies under agreements that include revenue associated with software as a service, downloadable
software licenses and support service components.