These premier firms advise clients on open source licensing and support software M&A activity. They work with Black Duck to help mutual clients address open source-related intellectual property issues.
BEITEN BURKHARDT is an independent international commercial law firm with over 390 lawyers. We advise medium-sized companies, large corporations and groups of various industries, particularly in the IT and Telecommunications area as well as the public sector comprehensively on all aspects of commercial law. Apart from our offices in Germany, we have a strong international presence in Eastern Europe, China and Brussels. We cooperate closely with excellent law firms in other key markets. In teams managed by partners we are developing solutions for our clients on performance-minded terms.
Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe is an international law firm which serves a local, national, and international clientele, including large corporations, foreign governments, small-to-medium sized domestic and non-U.S. businesses, and individuals.
The lawyers at the firm embrace a philosophy of managing client projects with commitment to excellence and quality, timely legal work, attention to detail, and careful and thoughtful analysis, while being mindful of clients’ sensitivities to legal fees and expenses. Lawyers at the firm practice in these areas of the law: corporate, transactional, international (export controls and sanctions, FCPA, antiboycott, customs), computer and software and technology, civil and criminal litigation, real estate, intellectual property, government contracts, and white collar defense. Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe is known for its leadership role in the export controls and sanctions and foreign sovereign immunities practices, and in advising governments, embassies, consulates and international organizations. BCR's attorneys are intimately familiar with the computer and software industry and its needs, including content development, licensing, distribution, source code protection and more.
The firm's attorneys are admitted in jurisdictions beyond the capital region of Washington DC and the United States, and are qualified or fluent in other languages, including German, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic, and Spanish.
Bird & Bird is an international commercial law firm with over 800 lawyers worldwide. They specialise in combining leading edge legal expertise with an in-depth understanding of chosen industry sectors including information technology, electronics communications, financial services, aviation & aerospace, life sciences, media and sports.
In each of these sectors Bird & Bird provide a full range of legal services from all our offices including advising on commercial, corporate, EU and competition, dispute resolution, employment, finance, tax and real estate matters. With 21 offices throughout Europe and Asia, they are strategically placed to offer local expertise within a global context.
Since several years, legal directories recognise Bird & Bird as one of the leading law firm in Information Technologies in Europe.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has 550 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Miami, Aventura, Tampa, Wilmington, Princeton, Newark, San Diego, Temecula and Silicon Valley. In California, the firm is known as Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney LLP.
Buchanan's attorneys have experience in industries that include entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals and biomedicine, nanotechnology, financial institutions, construction, franchise and real estate. Within these and other industries, Buchanan attorneys focus on more than 65 practice areas including Corporate Finance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Tax, Government Relations, Health Care and Labor & Employment. The firm serves national and international clients that include Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, technology companies and financial institutions.
Choate Hall & Stewart has maintained a position as one of the nation's leading law firms for over a century. While proud of our history and our past success, we are even more excited about our future. We have more than 200 lawyers and 250 other employees. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to leading venture capital and buyout funds to technology startups. Our attorneys are bright, creative, hard-working and aggressive problem solvers who understand our clients' businesses and have an unwavering commitment to helping our clients achieve their business goals.
Delphi is one of the foremost commercial law firms in Sweden and our clients are to be found primarily in Scandinavia, Europe and North America. We help our clients with mergers and acquisitions and advise them on matters of banking, finance and capital markets. We also litigate at court and in arbitration and are acknowledged as being extremely competent in public procurement and environmental law.
A large number of our lawyers are specialists in high-tech fields such as IT, intellectual property and life sciences and we have extensive experience of helping our clients with IT assignments. This includes providing advice on IT-related business such as procurement of services and systems. Our lawyers are highly ranked in IT and Telecom and in 2012 Delphi was named "IT/Telecom Law Firm of the Year" by BG Research's Client Barometer.
DLA Piper are relationship-driven lawyers, working to meet the ongoing legal needs of our clients wherever they do business. Operating across Asia, Europe and the US, they offer you more than 3,100 lawyers in 58 offices in 22 countries. They place the highest value on building close working relationships with our clients. To accomplish that, DLA offer you lawyers who are culturally attuned to the business demands and legal requirements of their countries, who have excellent legal skills, and who are totally committed to our client service ethic.
ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) is Africa's largest law firm with over 500 practitioners. The firm advises clients across all areas of business relating to law, tax, forensics and IP, including specialised niche areas and throughout Africa. ENS benchmarks itself according to international standards whilst retaining a uniquely African focus, making it well-equipped to advise clients wherever they may choose to do business. ENS has offices in Johannesburg, Alexandra, Cape Town, Mitchells Plain, Stellenbosch and Durban and was established over 100 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most experienced full service law firms in Africa.
ENS has amassed numerous prestigious awards as a result of its innovative, world-class and solution driven approach and has been widely praised for its excellent client service. The firm provides legal services at the top end of the market and prides itself on superior service delivery and its responsiveness to clients needs.
ENS is geared to offer its services anywhere on the African continent. Whether working closely with a client's trusted advisor in cross-border matters, or assisting clients directly, ENS is ideally placed to ensure that all transactions involving African countries can be optimised and managed from a local and geographic perspective, to ensure maximum return for the client.
Foley & Lardner LLP represents technology companies in all stages of the business life cycle, from start-up through angel and venture capital funding to successful exits.
Foley's Emerging Technology attorneys understand the needs of creative, fast-moving businesses and provide practical advice from equity and founder issues, venture financings, and strategic alliances to employment matters, private and public securities, acquisitions, and complex financings. From Boston to Silicon Valley, we play a key part in the local and regional start-up communities and have close contacts with angel and venture funds, accelerator programs, and university tech centers and tech transfer offices.
Our world-class Intellectual Property lawyers possess exceptional technical skills and business insight in many of the industries represented at the Nantucket Conference: social media, communications, mobility, gaming, electronics, cleantech, health IT, and software, among others. In addition to our IP experience, the firm is nationally recognized as a thought-leader in privacy, IT outsourcing, open source, and government relations.
We have more than 70 attorneys in our Boston office who are deeply committed to the emerging technology sector and work in tightly integrated teams with colleagues in 21 offices across the country and internationally in Shanghai, Brussels, and Tokyo to offer seamless and comprehensive counsel to innovative companies spanning every stage of the life cycle, from start-up to public ownership.
Goodwin Procter is one of the nation's leading law firms, with a team of 650 attorneys serving clients through offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. We are a hard-driving, entrepreneurial and dynamic group, working tenaciously for clients whose problems and challenges we treat as our own.
Gowlings, one of Canada's largest law firms, is a premier provider of legal solutions. Its specialized Technology Industry Group blends business law and IP expertise with first-hand experience in cleantech, software, nanotechnology, e-commerce, wireless and telecom and delivers deep expertise in Open Source Software licensing matters.
Through specialist teams that include legal professionals with extensive experience in both science and engineering, Gowlings works with its clients to develop customized strategies that help achieve their goals. Assisting a variety of technology-driven organizations, Gowlings provides solutions at every stage of development, from start-ups to international companies.
Granrut was founded in 1957 as one of the first French independent business law firms. With 50 lawyers, including 16 partners, Granrut has specialists in every field of business law.
Granrut has developed recognized competence in IP/IT. The lawyers in this department have developed specific expertise in this field, which enables them to offer their clients legal solutions that are appropriate for their needs and committing to their reliability.
Granrut clients include software companies, Saas or ASP service providers, in a wide range of sectors (connected television, video games, tourism, financial) and numerous public or private end users.
Since 2010, Granrut has been awarded as a team with a “strong reputation” in information technology law.
GTC Law Group develops and executes effective intellectual property strategies tailored to their clients' business objectives. They are dedicated to assisting their clients in building IP bridges that link their ideas to target audiences and markets. GTC focuses on three main practice areas: IP strategy, technology-related transactions, and general corporate services, including mergers and acquisitions. Their clients range from Fortune 100 companies to venture capitalists and emerging-growth, technology-based firms. GTC lawyers and consultants have extensive, multi-dimensional experience in a wide range of fields, including business, law and technology. And they are all inspired by their clients' passion for ideas and innovation - regardless of their industry or size.
In ten years of legal practice, Kemp Little has earned a reputation for top quality, cost effective delivery in the technology, media and telecoms sector that remains unsurpassed. The depth and range of their client base and experience give them the edge. Kemp Little recognises that success in a world driven by technology means using lawyers who understand it. Clients range from the largest global public companies and organisations to early stage ventures with exciting new technologies. Kemp Little’s goal is to provide their clients with what they want - the best legal advice, delivered by people who are as focused, entrepreneurial and commercial as they are, on time and on budget.
Started in January 2000, Moorcrofts LLP is a young law firm located in the Thames Valley, England. Moorcrofts LLP provides specialised legal advice for corporate transactions, intellectual property law, human resources and commercial property to businesses including finance, IT, service and technology companies in the M4 and M40 corridors and beyond.
Rosenlaw & Einschlag's specialty is technology and computer law. They can help you with copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and other issues relating to intellectual property. They also understand the business aspects of technology, and can help you develop and implement an intellectual property strategy that supports your business objectives.
WS Law Offices is lead by principal attorney, Jason Wacha, who has been recognized by the San Francisco Daily Journal as "one of the country's preeminent experts" in the field of open source software licensing and was cited on infoworld.com as "one of the smartest open source attorneys on the planet." He has been named as a Northern California Super Lawyer®, his work has twice been cited as authority in U.S. Federal court cases, and he has been sought out as a consultant by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Jason is a widely published author, in particular as relates to open source software licensing and the GNU General Public License. Jason has worked for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and has also served as in house counsel for several technology companies. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the legal issues and an experienced-based appreciation for the need to drive revenue within the constraints of a client's business model. Jason has a J.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he was an editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review, and has degrees in both economics and English from Stanford University.