Intellectual Property / Information Technology
Meet our team:

DD West LLP Can Take You from Business Plan to Business Success
The intellectual property/information technology (IP/IT) team of DD West LLP provides strong specialty expertise, experience, and comprehensive advice across a wide range of industries.
We have been involved in a number of tech start-ups, and have done IP/IT work with some very large private and public-sector players. The experience of the IP/IT team of DD West LLP covers the entire range of the technology business. We work closely with our clients to meet their individual IP/IT-related needs.
Christopher Fultz has served as the EVP & General Counsel of DynArray Corporation, a software company based in Sunnyvale, California, and, during this mandate, worked closely with Icing Software, a subsidiary of the IBM Corporation. He was responsible for the placement agreements for his company’s code products with major customers in the US and Europe, including the head office of Allianz Insurance in Munich, Germany. Mr. Fultz also completed the acquisition of a SW division of Manugistics Group Inc., prior to its acquisition by JDA Software Group, Inc.
Mark Schulz has prepared software license agreements and completed IP purchase agreements. During his LL.M. studies at Georgetown University, he had the opportunity to work with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and, along with a focus in Global Health Law, he also studied IP law.
We can help you structure your company and the interests of your stakeholders, from initial incorporation and shareholder agreements to mergers and acquisitions or divestitures. We can provide you with the legal documents and strategies that you need in order to both protect and advance your legal rights and interests, such as the negotiation and completion of software development and licensing agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, employee/independent contractor agreements, co-development and co-marketing agreements, software maintenance and escrow agreements, and systems integration agreements.
We can assist you with the protection of copyrights and trademark rights; dealing with various aspects of electronic and Internet commerce, such as the structuring of website agreements, including those which comply with applicable consumer and privacy laws and statutory and regulatory provisions; dealing with technology transfers and acquisitions, both by assets and shares; advising with respect to conventional and angel or venture capital financings; and, dealing with significant computer system acquisitions and leases.
Suffice it to say that the IP/IT team of DD West LLP can help you do what is necessary to create and build your IP/IT business and move it towards either its operating maturity or its beneficial exit strategy.