Hutchison represents many of the Southeast's leading companies in the computer hardware, software, internet, networking, semiconductor, video game, virtual reality, digital media and information service provider industries. We have worked with hundreds of technology companies at all stages of development. This deep experience enables us to provide strategic guidance in addition to working out the fine points in contracts.
We work hand-in-hand with our clients through each stage of their life cycles to build world-class companies, often as early as the business planning stage. We advise our clients on the most efficient ways to capture and protect their intellectual property, whether through licensing, trademark, copyright or other means. Many of our technology clients require external funding to fully realize the vision of the founders, and we regularly assist our clients to raise that capital, be it from venture capitalists, individual angel investors or through debt financing. Our Licensing and Corporate Partnering attorneys work with clients to help them structure and negotiate intellectual property licenses and other commercial partnerships to help maximize the value of their intellectual property assets. For our video game and media production clients, we help to secure the most beneficial publishing contracts, and know what common drawbacks to avoid. We routinely draft terms of service and privacy policies to protect our clients’ interests. Finally, we have assisted countless clients in achieving shareholder liquidity through both public offerings and the sale of their companies, often to some of the most widely recognized names in the technology industry.
Our expertise and efficiency in handling matters in the technology industry has also been recognized by major U.S., European and Asian companies who call upon us to assist with their intellectual property licensing and mergers and acquisition needs.