PROTECTING AND HELPING CLIENTS THROUGH EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE
In drafting and negotiating technology agreements for I.T./cloud/SaaS software and service providers and their corporate users, Freibrun understands the interests of both sides and the range of acceptable compromises. The result: his clients are better protected, and agreements can be reached more quickly.
Since 1983, Freibrun’s approach to working with clients, whether Fortune 500 companies or individuals, has been based on listening to and understanding clients’ business and legal needs, then providing practical, cost-effective legal services to address those needs.
The cornerstones of this approach are open and frequent communication, hands-on personal service, an unwavering commitment to excellence and subject matter expertise, and a strong sense of the lawyer’s duty to protect and defend his clients.
As an independent practitioner, Freibrun is able to provide the highest quality legal services at rates below those charged by larger firms with equivalent (and frequently less) experience and expertise. In addition, Freibrun’s 30 years of extensive industry experience and expertise is directly brought to bear on client projects – work is not delegated to inexperienced junior lawyers, nor are they learning on the client’s dime. When project complexity and client needs dictate, Freibrun frequently works in cooperation with his clients’ other attorneys, whether in-house counsel or at other law firms, to address those needs competently and comprehensively. Similarly, when additional or different subject matter experts are needed, those resources are sought.
Computer / Information Technology / Software / Cloud / Internet / Data Protection Issues and Transactions
- Experience Based on Representing Technology/Software Vendors and Users
- Understanding the Interests and Tactics of Both Parties
- Knowing the Range of Compromises Needed to Get I.T. Done
The goal of Law Offices of Eric S. Freibrun, Ltd. is to provide the highest quality legal services to help clients achieve their business and legal objectives – while building long-term professional relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
Eric Freibrun focuses his legal practice in computer/information technology law, Internet law and intellectual property protection (copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets). His computer/information technology law practice consists of representing and advising software and cloud computing/software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors and other IT software and service providers and consultants –and their corporate customers – in a wide variety of contractual and intellectual property matters, including the preparation and negotiation of cloud software agreements, software license and development agreements, systems acquisition, distribution and OEM agreements, consulting services agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements; beta test, source code escrow and other agreements, as well as the development of corporate software, Internet and e-mail use policies.
Intellectual Property Protection: Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets
Freibrun’s intellectual property law practice consists of representing and advising companies of all types and individuals regarding the protection, acquisition, assignment and licensing of intellectual property. This includes the protection and registration of copyrights in the U.S. Copyright Office, the selection, protection and registration of trademarks and service marks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and advice and strategy regarding trade secret protection.
Internet Law and Transactions
Web site development and hosting agreements, terms of service, SaaS (“software as a service”)/ASP agreements and other Internet, cyberlaw and e-commerce related agreements and issues.
Domain name disputes — actions against cybersquatters to reclaim domain names under ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Other Legal Services
Clients whose legal needs require the assistance of counsel skilled in other areas of the law are readily referred to competent attorneys in those areas. Examples include corporate and partnership formation and dissolution, shareholder agreements, employee disputes, commercial real estate transactions, banking transactions, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation.