Information Technology

In “the Information Age,” information technology is a life-blood for many companies. Managing information, and the technology deployed to process it, throughout its useful life, from creation and development, through procurement, to implementation, maintenance and protection, is essential. The “IT” landscape is increasingly complex. E-commerce and mobile commerce, payment systems, social media, online advertising and cloud-computing are just a few of the challenges that businesses are grappling with in today’s hyper-competitive technology environment.

The Information Technology practice at Troutman Sanders is a cross-disciplinary group of litigation, transactional, intellectual property and communications lawyers who regularly counsel and represent clients in the technology field, as well as non-technology clients whose businesses are heavily dependent on technology or e-commerce. We provide our clients with transactional advice, regulatory compliance counseling, intellectual property protection and enforcement, and dispute resolution services. Our lawyers help build brands, avoid regulatory trouble, and protect tangible and intangible information-related assets. We have experience with the most complex e-commerce and IT outsourcing transactions, including a variety of hosted services arrangements, proprietary and open source software and other technology licensing (including MSAs, PSAs and SLAs), cloud-computing (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), other systems procurement transactions (including government contracting), and project implementation. We also provide advice, input, and a full array of services to help online businesses deal with threats such as phishing and spear phishing, online fraud schemes, digital brand abuse, online piracy, and related online security issues.

We represent vendors, including content providers; software and app developers; domain name registrars; hardware, infrastructure and network suppliers; outsourcing providers, service bureaus, data warehousers, web developers and e-commerce vendors; and, wireless and mobile commerce providers, in a variety of contexts.

We also advise users in virtually every major industry sector including energy, financial services, transportation, professional services, healthcare, hospitality, education, government, manufacturing, retail, media and entertainment.

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