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Bracewell’s technology transactions practice is known for leveraging deep industry experience to advise in connection with technology-related legal issues. Our practice group is dedicated to commercial transactions driven by technology. Our goal is to create effective business advantages for our client and protect intellectual property from infringement, while maximizing the return on the intellectual property investment. We represent cutting-edge technology clients, as well as technology investors. We structure, draft and negotiate complex and sophisticated joint ventures, strategic alliances, asset sales and spinouts, manufacturing and supply agreements, OEM, distribution and reseller agreements, joint marketing and collaboration research agreements.  Our technology specific experience includes substantial work with clients in the following industries:  biotechnology, clean technology, communications, e-commerce, life science and health care, medical devices, renewables and alternative energy, semiconductors, social media and games, and software. We also protect clients’ intellectual property rights in development agreements, research agreements, confidentiality agreements, trade secret and know-how agreements, and employment and consulting agreements.  Technology transactions can access a vast range of disciplines, and Bracewell has the resources to handle every aspect of a complete transaction in a well-coordinated manner.

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Recent Notable Matters

DryLet, LLC — formation and capital raising activities, as well as developing its intellectual property strategy with regard to its patented, dry-to-the-touch nanobioreactor products

Global energy company — drafting technology agreements to dictate terms and parameters of partnerships with target technology companies related to the development and co-ownership of intellectual property

Overstock.com — corporate matters related to being one of the first large-scale retailers to accept Bitcoin (virtual currency payment system)

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) — sophisticated and complex spin-off transaction involving the licensing of software to Pieces Technologies, Inc. (Pieces Tech), an innovative healthcare analytics entity that deploys cutting-edge technology to improve clinical and community health outcomes; Pieces Tech officially launched with a $21.6 million Series A funding round led by Pacific Advantage Capital (PAC Partners) and Jump Capital, with participation from various healthcare systems and select Dallas family offices, among others

Texas Women Ventures Fund (TWVF) — a private equity fund focused on women-led businesses, in connection with several debt deals, with equity components (warrants) involving technology companies including one that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative commercial and military mobile devices

University of Texas-MD Anderson — a variety of investments with multiple issuers, along with licensing arrangements, and preparing and negotiating complex equity documents

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Cloud Computing – Risks And How To Mitigate Them

April 20, 2017

What are the key risks presented by cloud transactions?  Are there contractual means to mitigate them?  This presentation provides practical advice in structuring and negotiating contracts with cloud computing vendors, focusing especially on terms addressing system and data breaches.

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