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Technology


Over the past three decades, Vinson & Elkins' lawyers have counseled numerous technology companies as they have matured into global industry leaders. The firm's dedicated Technology team works closely with innovative technology companies as well as many of the most active venture funds, private equity firms, and investment banks fueling today’s innovations. V&E's client base reflects the diversity of the technology industry, from emerging companies to established, proven leaders in nearly every segment of technology, including software, hardware, Internet, semiconductors, clean energy, digital media and entertainment, biotechnology, life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications.

V&E regularly assists technology clients in the following areas:

  • Start-up and follow-on financings 
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures 
  • Intellectual property portfolio management
  • Technology development, licensing, transfer, and outsourcing
  • Trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection
  • Antitrust counseling
  • Government contracts
  • Exporting
  • Litigation

Focus on the Success of Our Clients

The technology industry is constantly changing but our overall goal remains constant — to build long-term, rewarding relationships by providing our technology clients with high-quality legal services. The Technology team includes senior lawyers who have invested valuable years of service working as general counsel for leading technology companies. This in-house experience provides a unique perspective regarding client needs and how to best deliver efficient, value-added services. And V&E’s depth and breadth of talent means the Technology team staffs matters with the right people and the right teams.

科技

三十多年來,就在文森艾爾斯律師事務所的律師們為許多科技公司提供法律諮詢時,這些客戶已在全球各地成為業界領導。本所專業的技術團隊經由與創新技術公司、活躍的創投基金、私募股權公司、和投資銀行緊密合作,為今日的創新產業注入動力。文森艾爾斯的客戶層反映了科技產業的多樣性,包括軟體、硬體、網際網路、半導體、清潔能源、數位媒體和娛樂業、生物技術、生命科學、醫療設備、製藥和電信等產業的新興公司及企業龍頭。

文森艾爾斯能為科技產業的客戶提供下列服務:

  • 公司新創及後續融資
  • 公司合併、收購與成立合資企業
  • 智慧財產權組合管理
  • 技術開發、授權、轉讓和外包
  • 商標、著作權和營業秘密保護
  • 反壟斷諮詢
  • 政府合約
  • 出口
  • 訴訟

  • 專注於本所客戶的成功

    雖然科技產業變化萬千,但我們的目標始終如一——透過對客戶提供優質的法律服務與客戶建立長期互利的業務關係。本所的技術團隊包括曾擔任業界龍頭公司法務主管的資深律師。這些擁有寶貴經驗的律師們對於客戶的需要以及如何提供高效率且能加值的法律服務有獨特的視角。文森艾爾斯科技律師團隊在科技能力的深度和廣泛性意味著他們可以為客戶配置合適的人員和絕佳的團隊。

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    Practice Highlights

    Transactions

    • Hyphen Solutions in the $120 million sale of the company, one of the largest residential construction management software companies, to Perella Weinberg Partners
    • ShippingEasy in the $55 million sale of the company to Stamps.com
    • CS Disco, a leading provider of software as a service solutions developed by lawyers for lawyers, in its $18.575 million Series C financing from The Stephens Group, Bessemer Venture Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners
    • Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, LLC, in its lead investment in Maana’s $26 million Series B funding, including diligence regarding big data manipulation platform 
    • Cardtronics, Inc. in its $250 million offering of senior notes 

    Litigation

    • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented one of the world’s leading flash memory manufacturers against patent infringement claims involving twelve patents relating to flash memory chips, memory systems, semiconductor processes, and chip packaging patents; after a favorable ruling on the issue of patent exhaustion, all claims were dismissed; defended client’s victory in federal circuit appeal
    • (N.D. Tex.) — Represented a wireless communications provider with its own wireless network in a trademark dilution, trademark infringement, and DMCA exemption case; prevailed in rulings on motion for summary judgment that led to favorable settlement
    • (D. Utah) — As patent counsel for the plaintiff, a leading manufacturer of electronic lighting control systems, obtained a substantial settlement less than two weeks before trial, following the Court’s rulings on numerous summary judgment and evidentiary motions, as well as a sanctions order against the defendant-competitor (monetary damages)
    • (S.D.N.Y.); (Fed. Cir.) — Obtained a complete affirmance of the dismissal of all claims against a leading consumer electronics and digital media provider before the Federal Circuit; claims included fraud, breach of contract, patent infringement, and trademark infringement

    執業亮點

    協助客戶完成的交易

    • 協助Hyphen Solutions,一家最大的住宅建設管理軟體公司,以1.2億美元的金額將該公司出售給Perella Weinberg Partners
    • 協助ShippingEasy以5500萬美元將該公司出售給Stamps.com
    • 協助CS Disco,一家由律師開發給律師使用的軟體服務解決方案的知名公司,獲得The Stephens Group、 Bessemer Venture Partners 和 LiveOak Venture Partners價值1,857.5萬美元的Series C 融資
    • 代表沙特阿美能源合資公司(Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures)作為主要投資人對Maana進行價值2600萬美元的Series B融資,Maana為一從事業務程序應用大數據研究的分析平台
    • 協助Cardtronics, Inc.為價值2.5億美元的優先票據發售