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Technology

Smart legal solutions that support our clients' innovations.

Technology drives change, and change drives opportunity. Husch Blackwell helps technology companies seize opportunities with insightful guidance on everyday corporate matters ranging from financing to investment management. Our team is especially skilled at drafting and negotiating commercial contracts that maximize results and minimize costs. 

We understand client challenges in the technology industry, from protecting intellectual property to navigating the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. In an industry that changes quickly, Husch Blackwell provides nimble and smart solutions that move technology businesses forward.

Representative Experience

  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity projects
  • Internet of Things projects
  • Software Development & Licensing projects
  • Counseled SKC Communication Products on an expansion investment that set the stage for future acquisitions and growth beyond the company's current states.
  • Advised a real estate executive on the purchase of the Denver.com domain name, one of the priciest geodomain, or geographic name, sales in history. 
  • Represented a leading provider of web-based digital imaging products and services for professional photographers who faced business disruption because of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a media sharing technology company. We obtained dismissal in federal court of the multipatent infringement suit relating to online photo sharing technology. In addition, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected certain asserted claims that were submitted for re-examination.
  • Represented one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers when extortionists threatened to publicly release millions of patient records that they had accessed from the PBM's databases. This led to a lawsuit that accused the company of negligence in its duty to protect customer records and sought certification of a nationwide class. Our attorneys moved to dismiss the case for lack of standing on the grounds that the plaintiff failed to allege his information was included in the data compromised or that he had sustained actual identity theft. The judge tossed out the lawsuit, ruling that “abstract injury is not enough to demonstrate injury in fact.”
  • Counseled pollenware markets C2FO (Collaborative Cash Flow Optimization), a global internet-based marketplace for working capital and risk-free profit, on a $9.1 million Series B investment from investors.
  • Guided private equity firm Five Elms Capital's, which focuses on capitalizing service-based businesses that use technology to improve value propositions, lower costs and accelerate growth, Phase I funding through its initial investment period.
  • Defended a government contract awarded to a client that provides a wide range of customized end-to-end global communication solutions to government and military customers. The Government Accountability Office ruled in favor of our communications client, retaining the original contract award.
  • Represented a fabless semiconductor company against a claim for patent infringement relating to a data compression algorithm in billions of dollars of modern chipsets. In court, we used an interactive computer demonstration to explain the differences between the patented and accused methods for searching random access computer memory. The federal district court granted summary judgment of noninfringement, which avoided the expense of full discovery and a trial. We also persuaded the court to award attorneys’ fees in favor of the client.
  • Advised the founders of CULedger, a technology company that sought to bring blockchain solutions to the credit union industry. Our team organized the company and drafted a complex operating agreement that took into account state and federal regulations and the unique governance approaches of CULedger’s company’s credit union owners. We prepared a private placement memo and drafted licensing and other technology agreements with third parties. Financing was successful, and CULedger was on its way to developing applications using the power of blockchain to serve credit unions and their members.
  • Defended a government contract awarded to a technology-based design contractor to deliver a 3-D training system for the Army. The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals accepted all the arguments raised on behalf of the contractor and rejected the competitor’s challenge, allowing the contractor to retain the award and move forward with the design and development of the training system.
  • Assisted startup AI software company with H-1B visas to significantly grow workforce, achieving a success rate of 71% (versus a national average of 28%).
  • Represented client in the development of an $8.2 billion multifacility data center and technology campus. Handled land use and public approvals as well as negotiated incentives package.
  • Secured a victory for cloud-based IT service provider in its federal lawsuit against a municipal body when a district judge granted a motion for summary judgment in a dispute over permits for cell tower construction.
White Papers | January 04, 2023
Legal Insights for Manufacturing: Outlook for 2023

What manufacturers can expect in the new year.

Alerts | November 12, 2021
Stablecoin Market Could Gain from Self-Regulatory Efforts

With federal legislation unlikely, mainstream adoption of digital assets could depend on the industry's own standard-bearing.

Articles | April 23, 2021
Retail TouchPoints: Congress Hears a Whois
Articles | November 12, 2020
Rock Products: Cybercrime Risks
Articles | August 2020
KC Counselor: Mankind Is Our Business
Blog | June 17, 2020
Pitfalls of Remote Depositions
Blog | February 17, 2020
Summary of 2019 Talc Verdicts
Webinar | December 1, 2022
eDiscovery Day: Microsoft 365
Speaking Engagements | June 16, 2022
Speaker, "Fair Use After Google v. Oracle," AIPPI Canada
Media Mentions | January 09, 2023
AzBusiness: Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023
Media Mentions | December 14, 2022
417 Magazine: Amanda Tummons on Staying Grounded
News Releases | November 14, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Partners to Its Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Group
Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Stephen Ball and Chris Erker have joined the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation business unit as partners.
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
News Releases | September 20, 2022
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Steel Nails Import Matter
Media Mentions | September 15, 2022
Biz 417: Lauren Hawkins on the Art of Negotiation
Media Mentions | September 13, 2022
BizTimes: Rising Stars in Law: Emily Stedman
Media Mentions | September 13, 2022
BizTimes: Rising Stars in Law: Margaret Heitkamp
Media Mentions | July 18, 2022
Data Guidance: Connecticut: Analysing the CTDPA
News Releases | July 11, 2022
Tom Miller Joins Husch Blackwell's Intellectual Property Group

Veteran intellectual property lawyer Tom Miller has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Milwaukee office and Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

Media Mentions | April 19, 2022
Ingram's: 40 Under Forty Class of 2022
News Releases | March 28, 2022
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Emily Constantine to Its Government Contracts Practice Group

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Emily Constantine has joined the firm as a senior counsel in its Government Contracts group

News Releases | December 06, 2021
Husch Blackwell Elects 36 to 2022 Partnership Class
News Releases | April 01, 2021
Husch Blackwell Expands California Footprint
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

News Releases | June 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures ITC Win for TricorBraun-Led Importers

Working with Husch Blackwell’s Washington, DC-based International Trade Remedies team headed by Jeffrey Neeley, TricorBraun developed a coordinated strategy to protect the current supply of glassware available to small and mid-market businesses across the U.S.

News Releases | April 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell Names Catherine Hanaway Chair-Elect

Based in St. Louis, Hanaway has led Husch Blackwell litigation teams on some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters handled by the firm.

News Releases | March 05, 2020
Husch Blackwell Encourages Startups to Apply for Get Started Omaha Pitch Competition

GSO-eligible startups are those that have raised less than $200,000 in funding and generated less than $200,000 in revenue. The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020.