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Software, Internet & Media

Allen Matkins represents a wide range of clients conducting software, internet and media businesses from mobile phone games to brick and mortar businesses establishing a presence on the Internet. We represent these companies with financing, formation, general corporate and intellectual property related matters, as well as employment and privacy matters.

Specific to e-commerce and Internet agreements, we counsel companies regarding: 

  • Website terms of use 
  • Website development agreements 
  • Privacy policies 
  • Licensing of digital media 
  • Click-through license agreements 
  • Application Service Provider (ASP) agreements 
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) license agreements 
  • Purchase and sale of domain names 
  • Fulfillment agreements 
  • Evaluation and beta test agreements 
  • Social media 
  • Warehousing agreements 
  • Cloud computing

Representative Matters

  • Represented a software manufacturer in its $55.2 million initial public offering (common stock). 
  • Represented a real-time video translation software developer in connection with its formation, general corporate and intellectual property matters. 
  • Represented a decision support software provider in a Series A Preferred Stock financing. 
  • Represented Translation Software Company in connection with organization and common stock financing. 
  • Represented an American multinational internet corporation in its acquisition of a software provider in public cash deal worth $235 million. 
  • Represented a web hosting company/on-line hit counting and ratings agency for websites in connection with its trademarks being infringed upon and in connection with cybersquatters that had registered ".org" and ".net" versions of the client's domain name. 
  • Represented a privately held, start-up software company in drafting end user license agreements, VAR agreements, beta test agreements and software development agreements. 
  • Represented Beacon Capital Partners in connection with a 15 year lease to Microsoft of a 561,000 square foot skyscraper in Bellevue, Washington. This highly complex transaction materially impacted the leasing marketplace in the greater Seattle area and the lease of the entire building to Microsoft resulted in an increase in the value of the building of more than $250 million. 
  • Represented Swift Fremont Tech Investors LLP in their purchase of the remaining REO commercial condominium units at the Fremont Tech Center, a premiere bayside technology park that consists of commercial condominiums offering flexible office and R&D space ranging in size from 2,500 square feet to 12,580 square feet per unit. 
  • Represented an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products in the acquisition of a 240,000 square foot office campus on 18-acres in the City of Mountain View adjacent to the company’s headquarters. 
  • Represented an online auction company in a consumer class action alleging deceptive bidding practices. 
  • Represented an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products in its first ground up development in the United States totaling 1.2 million sq.ft. 
  • Represented a software developer connection with CEQA litigation over the construction and development of a Southern California office campus. 
  • Represented a networking software developer in connection with its international distribution of software in 25 countries. 
  • Represented a California-based video game developer in a class action regarding artists/designers of video games, employee class and an overtime exemption claim. 
  • Represented a software company in two-week multi-party arbitration relating to breaches of intellectual property in an asset purchase agreement. We defeated all claims alleged against client and obtained multi-million dollar award in the client's favor. 
  • Represented a private-media-technology company in its $20 million sale to a public Internet service provider.