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Steven W. Zoffer
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Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144
szoffer@dmclaw.com

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Technology Law Attorneys

The Internet's impact on our personal and professional lives continues to create issues of concern. While it has leveled the playing field by allowing individuals with new ideas to rapidly enter markets and compete effectively with established companies, it has also raised complicated legal questions. These include computer-based law issues, as well as litigation, corporate planning, and the need for specialized licensing and other technology agreements, all of which must be carefully monitored as case law evolves. These issues, if not properly navigated, can present significant legal challenges.

The Technology Law Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote helps technology-based businesses of various sizes and developmental stages effectively manage those risks. Our clients include website developers, software design firms, e-commerce providers, information technology consultants, system integrators, hardware and device manufacturers, and distributors, from the smallest start-up companies to the largest corporations. As the role of the Internet and technology in the marketplace continues to evolve, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote's Technology Law Group stands ready to serve our clients by remaining on the cutting edge of evolving technology law. Our lawyers understand the rules of the new economy and know how to make them work effectively for our clients.

Computer Law

The Technology Law Group represents computer-based businesses in technology acquisitions and transfers, including development, licensing, distribution, and marketing arrangements. Our attorneys provide employment services specific to retention and compensation of key management personnel. We also provide our clients with non-compete agreements and appropriate protection from infringement. In the event of a dispute over the design and implementation of computer systems, we represent our clients in court.

Licenses and Other Agreements

Proper licensing and other agreements are instrumental in protecting innovations and ensuring proper compensation for the sale of technologies to distributors and other third parties.

Our Group has successfully negotiated technology agreements, including licensing, franchising, and leasing, on behalf of our clients. The firm applies the benefit of more than 100 years of litigation experience to the needs of all of our high tech clients. Our Technology Law Group attorneys are also skilled negotiators and assist clients in preparing agreements for the development, licensing, manufacturing, and distribution of technology and related products, and the provision of technology-based services.

Corporate Planning

We effectively advise corporate clients and individuals on evolving legal issues relating to technology implementation. Our efforts include preparation of employee technology and privacy agreements covering computer access, security, e-mail, voicemail, and the Internet.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote helps high tech businesses establish programs and policies for complying with labor and employment, health and safety, antitrust and contract law, as well as formulating strategies for recognizing, avoiding or managing potential legal risks.

Litigation Services

If disputes arise, the Technology Law Group aggressively defends our clients' interests. Though we strive to avoid litigation when possible, the Firm has a long history of pursuing litigation matters in the state and federal courts and consists of more than 100 trial lawyers. The Technology Law Group has handled a wide variety of cases for e-commerce companies and software and hardware developers, including contract disputes, enforcement of employment agreements and restrictive covenants, and defamation and privacy claims.

To learn more about the capabilities of the Technology Law Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, contact Steven W. Zoffer at 888-827-1858 or via e-mail at szoffer@dmclaw.com.