Partner John Delaney advises clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies on licensing, intellectual property and technology-related matters. John’s experience includes negotiating complex IT and business process outsourcing contracts and service level agreements, joint ventures, software and content development agreements and licenses, and similar transactions. John routinely advises clients on matters relating to social media, mobile apps, cloud computing, AI, big data analytics, smart contracts, blockchain, and other emerging technologies.
John also assists clients in identifying online liability issues and developing risk-reduction strategies, including in connection with data scraping, online marketing campaigns, user-generated content, voice platforms, and interactive products and services.
In the media space, John has extensive experience with the licensing of music, TV, film, and other content for transmitting, streaming, or downloading through traditional distribution channels and online platforms.
In the social media space, John is highly knowledgeable of the rapidly evolving law of social media, social influencers and interactive marketing. He drafts and helps implement social media policies and guidelines, advises on compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Communications Decency Act (CDA) safe harbors, and assists with online tracking and issues in connection with corporate blogs, third-party social media platforms, and mobile applications.
John is a frequent author, blogger and lecturer on technology and intellectual property law developments.