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Knobbe Martens Intellectual Property Law - Software & Information Technology

Some of the world’s most innovative software, e-commerce and financial services companies rely upon our software and information technology group for targeted, timely IP law services. We assist start-up companies in developing procedures and strategies for protecting their innovations. We provide domestic and international patent prosecution, counsel regarding strategic development of products and indemnification issues, extensive licensing services (both outbound and inbound), and comprehensive programs for pre-litigation, licensing and litigation for enforcement purposes. We also defend our clients in patent infringement litigation brought by competitors and non-practicing entities. Our expertise reflects the explosive growth and ubiquity of technology in every aspect of modern life. We are proficient in a vast array of industry segments and systems, among them data mining, mobile applications, network security, content caching and delivery, personalization algorithms, advertising, data storage, user interfaces, social networking, and e-commerce. Additionally, we have extensive experience in mobile payment systems, digital content creation and distribution, and web services and cloud computing. Thirty-nine of our attorneys and scientists hold degrees in Computer Science and other computer-related areas, with several having worked as examiners at the USPTO in the data processing and business methods areas. Given the rapid pace of change within our industry, we work closely with our clients to help them quickly identify and prioritize potentially patentable inventions, and advise them regarding such important topics as divided infringement, extraterritorial infringement and portfolio management.  Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Software and Information Technology, including: Cryptography Data Storage E-Commerce Internet Applications Mobile Applications Networking Search Engines Security Social Networking Web Services