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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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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center licensing arrangements, preparing and negotiating complex documents involving a variety of investments with multiple issuers

The largest low-cost airlinestructuring and negotiating agreements for outsourcing services, cloud offerings, software and other high technology

Tetra Technologies advisor for the strategic development of the company’s core technology portfolio, prepare and prosecute patent applications and the enforcement of trade secrets

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

Fortune 500 Companies US and foreign-based clients on compliance with GDPR, assist in developing documentation required for GDPR, and work with clients to develop GDPR compliant policies and procedures, including policies and procedures for managing communications, employees, and third party contracts

Baker Hughes Incorporated representation includes IP aspects of an M&A deal, technology transactions, licensing, capital investments, and agreement work such as lease agreements, data storage agreements and merchant card service agreements

Texas Women Ventures Fund 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

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