In today's business environment, technology and intellectual property rights are a top priority.

Whether a business owns technology or is acquiring rights to use it, it is important to be represented by attorneys experienced in technology transactions. However measured—years of experience, number of lawyers or number and diversity of clients—Perkins Coie is a premier technology transaction law firm. Our group has more than 50 attorneys that concentrate on structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of arrangements to acquire, develop, protect and distribute technologies, both domestically and internationally. These include:

  • Licensing and distribution
  • OEM
  • Consulting and service agreements
  • Development
  • Outsourcing
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Manufacturing and supply
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • Marketing, promotion and merchandising agreements  
  • IP auditing and counseling, copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent licenses

We represent emerging and established businesses encompassing virtually every segment of the technology industry, including computer information, hardware manufacturers, multimedia and software developers, publishers, distributors, end users, Internet and online service companies, medical device and biomedical engineering companies, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies and institutions, and venture capital firms.

We realize that each client – even in the same line of business– has its own special legal needs. For this reason, we make it a point to understand not only the law but also the business of each client.

Our group is part of a full-service firm, with in-depth experience across a full range of legal areas including tax, securities, antitrust, real estate, corporate finance, franchising, patent procurement and litigation, copyright registration and litigation, and trademark registration and litigation, just to name a few. As a result, we offer clients a comprehensive package of legal services.