Internet Law

Today, intellectual property issues on the Internet are pervasive. Our IP attorneys possess a wide range of skills with years of experience serving our corporate clients’ IP issues arising from the web. We also represent companies in various technology-based industries, including Internet Service Providers, software and web developers, business-to-business and consumer e-commerce providers, IT consultants, hardware and device manufacturers, and other technology suppliers, vendors and purchasers.

The Internet Law Section of the IP Group offers the following services to our clients with these concerns:

  • Litigation, including intellectual property disputes arising from cybersquatting, and infringement cases arising from the use of patents, trademarks and copyrights on the web, including infringement of business method patents, trademark disputes under the Lanham Act relating to advertising on the web, purchases of keywords on the Internet, use of hyperlinks or framing, or sponsored link results; controversies arising under the U.S. Copyright Act, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and controversies involving the impact of click-through agreements on IP rights.
  • Prosecution of trademark applications in the U.S. Trademark Office and ex parte and inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for Internet-based businesses;
  • Recovery of domain names through UDRP cases;
  • Protection and clearance of web site content from both the copyright and trademark perspective;
  • Negotiating and drafting of website development agreements and electronic transaction documents, drafting of privacy policies, terms of use and other agreements relating to use and exploitation of web site content; license agreements for web-based content; electronic subscription agreements; web-based publishing and aggregation agreements;
  • Patenting of Internet business methods and systems;
  • Due diligence and drafting of asset or stock purchase agreements IP provisions in connection an Internet-based business sale or purchase of intellectual property;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating of licensing, development, confidentiality, non-compete and nondisclosure agreements relating to exploitation of IP on the web.

For further information please contact Jeanne Hamburg, Chair of the IP Internet Law Group, at


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