Practice Areas

Business and Technology Transactions

The firm routinely assists clients in a wide variety of industries (such as software, hardware, video games and ecommerce) with the structuring and negotiation of technology-related commercial transactions, including:

  • Advertising, marketing and co-branding agreements
  • Application Services Provider (ASP) agreements
  • Asset transfers, assignments, sales and acquisitions
  • Collaboration, joint venture and strategic alliance relationships
  • Confidentiality, nondisclosure and material transfer agreements
  • Consulting and service agreements
  • Content licensing agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Email services agreements
  • End-user licenses and other forms
  • Hosting agreements
  • Inbound and outbound technology licenses
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Internet and multimedia license agreements
  • Localization and translation agreements
  • Maintenance and support agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Open source software development and licensing
  • Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements
  • Outsourcing arrangements (including off-shore)
  • Patent, trademark and copyright licenses and assignments
  • Privacy, terms of use, subscription and other Internet policies and agreements
  • Sales agreements
  • Software license agreements
  • Value-added reseller (VAR) agreements
  • Web-linking agreements
  • Other commercial agreements

General Corporate and Business Counseling

Bierman Law Group assists clients with issues regarding choice of business entity, formation, operation, corporate governance, and exit strategies. From advising start-ups on what type of business entity to form, to representing multi-national corporations, the firm works with individuals, limited liability companies and corporations with respect to the various corporate and business matters that arise in the life cycle of any business.

Copyrights and Trademarks

Bierman Law Group’s trademark and copyright practice focuses on the selection, registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and protection of our clients' trademarks.  We counsel clients with respect to the initial selection of their trademarks, the registration of their trademarks, and post-registration protection and enforcement.

The firm's copyright practice encompasses all of the firm's practice areas as they relate to copyright ownership, licensing, and assignment. In addition, the firm prepares and files copyright registrations for our clients.

In addition to the firm's registration practice, Bierman Law Group’s trademark and copyright practice also emphasizes the protection of our clients' trademarks and copyrights. The firm defends our clients' trademarks and copyrights through cease and desist letters, and through negotiating and structuring consent and settlement agreements.

Outsourced General Counsel Services

Whether you need a temporary General Counsel while you try to fill a vacant position or you have not yet reached the point that you need full time in-house counsel, Bierman Law Group provides expert outsourced General Counsel services.  With more than ten years of experience serving as General Counsel to companies ranging from startups to multinational market leaders, Bierman Law Group has the expertise you can trust.

Litigation Management and Settlement Assistance

Whether you are suing another company or being sued, litigation is very time consuming, expensive and requires expert management.  Many companies do not have the time or expertise to know whether the law firm they hired is doing a good job or charging reasonable fees.  Having directly managed and actively participated in numerous technology related law suits around the world, Bierman Law Group has the expertise you can count on to make sure your litigation team is doing the most it can to achieve a favorable outcome while containing costs.

Settlement agreements can be very simple (such as where both parties simply release each other and dismiss their claims) or extraordinarily complex (such as where the settlement involves each side licensing certain carefully defined technologies to the other in exchange for ongoing payments).  Was your company able to resolve a dispute without filing a lawsuit and, do you simply need to document the settlement reached?  Does your litigation firm needs assistance with drafting complicated licensing provisions as part of a settlement?  Bierman Law Group is available to assist with all types of settlement agreements.