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Second to None 

As a result of our representation of many hundreds of software companies, from inception through exit, Gesmer Updegrove LLP delivers expertise to our software clients in all aspects of their businesses. 

Getting Started

Our Corporate, Technology Licensing, Intellectual Property, Business Formation, and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Areas will advise in all manner of software transactions, including the acquisition, development, and licensing of your software.

Protect Your Assets

Protecting the intellectual property of your software code and designs through copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret protection is vital to your success. We know software from concept through implementation and no one is better equipped to help companies address the legal and business issues at stake in software development and use.

Source Code

Software transactions may also involve escrow arrangements for the safeguarding of source code. Our attorneys have established relationships with escrow houses and are familiar with their standard contracts, and types of escrow arrangements. We work with our clients to ensure the best arrangement for their needs and situation. 

Extensive Experience

We have extensive experience working with all the players in the software industry, including licensors, licensees, developers, OEMs, distributors, VARS and ASP providers. Our attorneys are experienced in all of the intricacies and complexities of software transactions and can advise and represent our clients to their greatest benefit.


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