Kilpatrick Townsend has been a pioneer in the field of technology for more than 100 years and has carried this tradition of legal innovation into the 21st century, offering our electronic equipment and software clients proactive, business-oriented counsel and cutting-edge legal solutions from our domestic and international offices. Our deep understanding of technology industry business issues and challenges enables us to align our clients with better solutions to their objectives. While considered industry thought leaders, our attorneys bring professional experience as engineers, software developers, inventors, researchers, and educators. With more than 100 electrical engineers, we have an in-depth and unique understanding of the development of electronics and communications networks.
Our technology, electronic equipment, and software clients include electronic equipment manufacturers; software companies including music, application software, and Internet software; home entertainment; security systems; and communications. This sector also includes retailers, providers, and suppliers of hardware and software, as well as advertising and privacy companies that service these companies in addition to consumers of these products.
We also help clients improve and advance existing businesses, and we have structured a wide variety of joint ventures and strategic alliances among technology suppliers with complementary products and between technology suppliers and their customers to exploit their combined skills, experience, and intellectual capital. Our deep understanding of technology-driven businesses, systems, software applications, and intellectual property rights, coupled with our skills and experience in negotiating complex relationships, enables us to identify and structure arrangements best suited to our clients’ objectives. In addition, we leverage the firm’s experience in securities and mergers and acquisitions to identify and execute exit strategies.