Technology

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Miller Canfield has heavily invested in the critical competence necessary to provide clients exceptional service for all issues related to information technology, the Internet and social media, creating a cross-disciplinary team focused on legal issues and business strategies specific to technology-enhanced businesses and service providers.

Technology is so prevalent and integral to businesses that all businesses have some issues involving IT, the internet or social media in the workplace. We’ve helped clients, including commercial, financial, manufacturing, telecommunications, education, government, organizations and professional services companies, with several types of these issues, including:

  • Transactions and contracts, including back-end technology contracts
  • Network and Internet polices
  • Web site terms of use
  • Web site auditing
  • E-commerce agreements and issues
  • Outsourcing and application service provider agreements
  • Dispute resolution, both traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property protection, including patent filing, monitoring and protection
  • Joint development contracts
  • Partnering agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • OEM and distribution agreements for software and other proprietary products and related services
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Export controls
  • Employment counseling, including litigation
  • Social media use policies
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and other issues related to employee-supplied smartphones
  • Immigration
  • Drafting and negotiation of customer and developer agreements to facilitate development, implementation, licensure and maintenance of software technology.
  • Drafting of software license agreements