Technology & Internet Law
Today, we see all industries disrupted by advances in technology. You want your business to stay ahead in the digital economy, and we have the legal talent to make the difference.
Gouchev Law is a highly-regarded Technology Law Firm. We embrace innovation in your business and drive new value for your organization.
We represent clients in technology contracts, transactions, and technology based intellectual property deals. The law firm’s clients range from start-ups to Fortune 100 and public companies in a wide range of industries such as financial services, technology, entertainment, fitness and food & beverage.
Our Technology and Internet Law attorneys negotiate and draft agreements related to software development and usage, technology licensing and sourcing, metrics and analytics, web hosting and other technology-related issues. We provide targeted legal advice based on the commercial and technological issues that may arise in complex technology-related transactions. We regularly help clients with Big Data issues, the creation and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
How we helped Clint
“Gouchev Law has helped me tremendously with my startup by providing legal guidance and advising on how to protect my IP. As a new business there are so many things to worry about, and having someone you can trust with legal counsel is a big relief. Jana has helped many companies and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”
Clint Chang, Team Member, FanCamp Inc.
i. Software as a Service (SaaS)
Our clients count on us to draft and advise on agreements related to the development, sourcing, licensing, and distribution of software, data and other intellectual property assets. We provide implementing software and Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements, cloud computing, hosting, integration, support and maintenance, procurement, outsourcing, proof of concept, development, co-development and a wide range of distribution models including OEM, reseller, co-sellers, affiliate, referral programs and strategic alliances.
Technology Content Monetization and Licensing
Clients who are purchasing or licensing technology, data or other IP benefit from our understanding of both the client’s and service provider’s businesses. We draft and negotiate deals that meet clients’ objectives and appropriately mitigate their risks. We negotiate robust and practical commercial contracts that lay the foundation for a successful outcome.
We leverage our client’s intellectual property and advise on licensing models and agreements for data, information and content including data sourcing, contribution, subscriptions, distribution programs, affiliate and referral arrangements, strategic alliances, data and content development.
Terms and Conditions / Internet Law Compliance
It is critically important that the terms and conditions be clear and enforceable for both your company and any partner companies that are part of the online process. Our technology law and business lawyers can conduct a legal analysis of your online activities including web agreements, terms and conditions, consent language, data collection practices, and data pass-through to third-party billing for e-commerce activities.
- Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
- CAN-SPAM Act
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Define rights and ownership, particularly with respect to user-generated content (UGC)
- Restore Online Shopper’s Confidence Act
Preventing Problems Before They Arise
Our technology and internet lawyers help you protect your business from regulatory investigations, legal challenges and advertising litigation. We can:
- Limit the liability of the website for damages or losses incurred by the company or by the customer, website user, or participant.
- Set expectations through a disclaimer of warranties.
- Provide for enforcement strategies should a customer or website user violate the terms and conditions. This can include defining what and how legal action may be pursued–in what state and in what form.
Privacy Policies, Data Retention, Cyber Security
We counsel clients regarding developments in cybersecurity and privacy laws, both domestically and abroad. Our experience includes advising clients on the collection and handling of personal information, including under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
These days, companies need document retention policies that make sure employees not only retain all company emails, texts, communications in various apps and voice messages, but also have a plan for getting rid of all that same information in a timely manner. Companies have to establish both a retention and secure disposal schedule for each communication channel and make sure these disposals comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements. Balancing data minimization with requirements to preserve legally significant information is key.
Biometric Privacy Protections Laws
Biometric data is increasingly used for authentication purposes, and the number of biometric privacy class actions continues to skyrocket. To minimize their risk, businesses must be vigilantly aware of the current and soon-to-come laws and technical requirements, be very strict with compliance, and aggressive in defending against litigation. Stronger biometric privacy protection laws are being implemented across the country. This is where technology lawyers will help balance biometric law compliance, while helping to not interfere with the business’s innovation.
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is the oldest biometric regulation in the United States. It regulates the collection and storage of biometric information, including retina scans, iris scans, fingerprints, palm prints, voice recognition, facial recognition, DNA recognition, and even scent recognition. Under BIPA, private entities that utilize biometric information must have a written policy, schedule, and guidelines its collection, retention, and destruction. As more and more states pass comprehensive privacy laws, companies that collect and use biometric data need to pay close attention to creating policies and procedures, implementing appropriate security measures, and being aware of the notice and consent requirements various laws impose.
As your outside general legal counsel we’ll be right there with you, providing continuing counsel to you and your company as you face new opportunities and challenges. We will help you to create partnerships that maximize your growth while protecting your interests.
- Geiszel G.
Jana was very supportive and patient when giving advice and providing excellent service for my company pre-seed round. The process was complicated to me but Jana made sure we had all our documents completed in a timely manner. She definitely... read more
- Jason S.
The team at Gauchev Law assisted me with the setup of an LLC. Their professionalism, courtesy and knowledge was clear from the moment I reached out to them. The whole experience was seamless and they're a pleasure to work with.... read more
- Renee Kennedy
I found Gouchev Law while searching for a firm to help me get my LLC up and running. It was my first time using an attorney, for anything, so I was nervous about finding someone affordable AND professional. Jana took... read more
- L T.
If you're looking for a law firm that will help you with your growing business needs, Gouchev Law is a great choice especially for entrepreneurs. Jana and her staff are super detailed oriented and easy to work with. I highly... read more
- Joseph M.
Jana Gouchev and the whole staff at Gouchev Law are a top notch Business law firm. They are passionate, thoughtful and steadfast. If you are a entrepreneur or a small business start up and you need a business lawyer, Gouchev... read more
- Liz S.
Jana Gouchev the managing attorney of Gouchev Law was incredibly helpful and an amazing resource when my partner and I were going through a bunch of daunting paperwork for our business, some of which we didn't quite understand. Jana patiently... read more
- Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements
- Intellectual Property Licensing
- Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
- Intellectual Property Protection & IP Disputes
- Software Development and Licensing Agreements
- Privacy Law & Cyber Security
- Technology Agreements
- Purchase, sale or license of proprietary technology.
- Communications Decency Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Website Legal Disclaimers
- Strategic Sourcing Agreements
- Client Service Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Online marketing and advertising law
- Intellectual property filings to protect software, including the underlying source code