From video games and cell phones to applications that control satellites, software touches nearly every part of our lives. In this evolving industry, technology companies are in a constant race to create and protect their ideas to compete successfully in the marketplace.

With historic court decisions, such as Alice, changing the way we look at the patentability of software, it is more important than ever before that software developers seek experienced IP counsel. Attorneys at Maschoff Brennan have significant experience protecting software innovations. Our founders have been protecting software innovations since the early days of this industry and have provided significant advances in software protection that has evolved as the changes in patent law have progressed. Our attorneys have substantial software development and related industry experience, which provides for a special understanding of the unique difficulties that software innovators face in obtaining intellectual property protection. Our connections to technology hubs like Utah’s Silicon Slopes, San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, and Irvine, California, have given Maschoff Brennan attorneys the opportunity to work with companies ranging from small startups to market leaders.

We have assisted clients in handling intellectual property matters for a broad range of software applications. We have attorneys with substantial industry experience in designing, writing, and testing software, and can quickly grasp the technical detail of any software-related issue. This experience allows us to effectively handle all types of computer-related technology.

Clients in the software industry turn to us for:

  • Identifying protectable software-related intellectual property embedded in larger projects

  • Developing appropriate and effective strategies for protecting innovative software, whether by patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret

  • Counseling regarding software-related agreements, including inbound and outbound licenses and development agreements

  • Analyzing third-party software patents and providing advice regarding minimizing the risk of infringement claims

  • Asserting software-related patent infringement claims in litigation, as well as defending clients from such claims

  • Strategically building and managing patent portfolios

  • Handling regulatory and government-related matters

  • Drafting licenses, transactions, and agreements

  • Counseling on IP management and monetization strategies

  • Providing trademark and copyright services, and advertising protection

  • Advocating our client's position in post grant reviews, reexaminations, and reissues