Software

Cooley represents many groundbreaking companies in the software industry. Our clients range from entrepreneurs to public corporations, universities and research institutions, as well as the leading investors and underwriters to the software industry. We have experience across numerous practice areas, such as antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, financings and commercial litigation, which enable us to meet virtually every need of both emerging and established software companies. Many of our attorneys have programming, computer science, electrical engineering and business backgrounds that allow us to provide practical advice to our clients.

A sampling of our work:

  • Public offerings for companies such as eBay, VeriFone, MP3.com and Qualcomm
  • Significant private equity financings for companies such as Blurb and Sky Mobilemedia
  • High-stakes IP litigation, complex commercial disputes, anti-counterfeiting enforcement actions and shareholder securities suits for companies such as Adobe Systems, eBay and Qualcomm
  • Strategic deals including joint ventures, acquisitions of IP assets, patent cross-licenses, complex divestitures and spin-offs and multi-billion dollar public company mergers for clients such as Adobe Systems,  Siebel Systems and Quest Software
  • Strategic patent counseling for companies such as Convera, Business Objects and ByAllAccounts
  • Trademark counseling for clients such as Facebook and BroadVision
  • Commercial and licensing agreements including distributor agreements, global supply agreements, sales representative agreements, software licenses and joint development agreements for companies such as Websense and AirCell

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