• I’m So Happy – Keeping the Peace With IP Infringement Clauses

    By: Robert V. Hawn, Esq. Many technology companies generate their revenue by providing their technology, often in the form of software, to customers through licenses, subscriptions, or software as a service platform. As a technology lawyer practicing in Silicon Valley, I work with a number of companies which actively distribute their technology though licensing deals. […]

  • Dealing with the Unknown – How Does Indemnification Get Triggered and What Happens Next

    By: Robert Hawn As a start-up lawyer in Silicon Valley, I work with a number of companies that generate revenue through licensing their intellectual property, or access to it. In creating and negotiating licensing agreements, my client, as the licensor, often wants to describe what will happen if someone claiming better rights to the technology […]

  • Creatively Covering Customers’ Catastrophes: Cover THIS!

    By: Robert Hawn As a San Jose corporate lawyer, many of our clients make their money through software licenses. As part of their deals, a number of risks have to be allocated. As explained in my blog posted on May 18 [ Creatively Covering Customers Catastrophes: The Exciting World of IP Infringement Indemnification ], one […]

  • Crowdfunding: Are you the Right Investor?

    If you have always wanted to invest in a start-up business , whether a high tech emerging growth company or a low tech products company, you have no doubt heard of the new SEC rules allowing crowdfunding. Part of the excitement comes from being able to make investment opportunities available through crowdfunding internet portals, and […]

  • Crowdfunding – Is this the deal for you?

    By: Robert Hawn If you are an emerging growth high technology start-up , or a closely-held small business, you’ve heard of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is commonly used to describe an approach to fund raising over the internet, often characterized by small investment amounts by large numbers of people. Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission enacted its […]

  • Creatively Covering Customers Catastrophes: The Exciting World of IP Infringement Indemnification

    By: Robert Hawn As a business attorney in Silicon Valley practicing in our firm’s office in San Jose, I spend a lot of time creating license agreements for our licensor clients. In creating and negotiating licenses, a number of risks need to be allocated. One of the most important of these goes by the fancy […]