Many of the most sophisticated technology clients seek out and rely on our counsel to navigate first-of-a-kind, never-been-done-before legal issues. With a team that includes attorneys and engineers holding advanced degrees and multidisciplinary backgrounds, including Ph.D.s in a variety of fields, our understanding extends beyond legal issues to the technical aspects and underlying substantive issues impacting our clients.

To remain competitive in today’s landscape, every company must develop, procure, protect, deploy and efficiently utilize technology. Our commitment to cutting-edge technical fields and our mission to create long-term partnerships with our clients complement the passion and innovation we see in our globally recognized technology clients and matches their need for fast-paced answers and resolutions. Our attorneys advise clients in all stages of the technology industry, from startups and emerging growth technology developers to Fortune 100 companies -- in all sectors including software, cloud and SaaS, fintech, biotechnology and life sciences, telecommunications, cable, social media, digital media, IoT, blockchain and cryptocurrency -- and bring unique perspectives and market knowledge to each client engagement. 

Whether a company is facing a serious dispute, seeking to protect newly developed intellectual property, contemplating how data can be commercialized and how it must be secured, confronting the potential for intellectual property infringement, intending to implement and deploy an enterprise-wide technology solution, or capitalizing on an investment in an emerging technology or a market leader, Armstrong Teasdale has a proven track record of success to fit your legal needs.  Our attorneys are well-prepared to help navigate complex and novel legal issues as technology continues to rapidly change.

Technology Transactions

Our corporate attorneys have the skills to handle every aspect of a complex technology transaction in a well-coordinated manner that leverages the collective experience of the firm. We take a holistic approach in negotiating favorable deal terms that accommodate each client’s unique business and regulatory requirements. We work with clients large and small, international and local, to provide strategic solutions regarding the creation, modification, utilization, integration, commercial exploitation and transfer of technology. Our technology transactions team is experienced and adept in transactions, both in the technology industry and in many other industries where technology and data are core assets, and make up a key portion of the value proposition.

Technology Litigation

Armstrong Teasdale has extensive experience in all forms of litigation where the dispute centers on technology. This includes not only patent and copyright litigation, but also high-value breach of contract, product liability, commercial tort and consumer protection matters in federal and state courts throughout the country.  Armstrong Teasdale’s combination of elite trial experience and deep technological knowledge – which draws on the 90+ professionals in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group – enables our attorneys to handle all aspects of complex, technology-oriented litigation, and to deliver superior results in matters that often have tens or hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

Intellectual Property

From patents to trademarks, copyrights to licensing, and opinion work to due diligence, our attorneys have the background and experience to protect clients’ most valuable assets in today’s competitive market. With more than 90 professionals, including over 50 attorneys and patent agents -- many of whom have advanced degrees in a variety of technologies, including chemical, bio life sciences, electrical and mechanical -- we understand our clients’ complex inventions and ideas and aggressively advocate for them.  Armstrong Teasdale’s Intellectual Property practice group guides its clients in all aspects of the acquisition, licensing, application, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.

Privacy and Data Security

Having established one of the first privacy and data security practices in the Midwest, Armstrong Teasdale has a strong reputation handling privacy and data security matters, including data breaches and related incidents across the country. From risk mitigation to incident response and litigation, our team of Certified Ethical Hackers (C|EH) and Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US and CIPP/E) has extensive experience to best protect your mission critical information. Given the increasing risk to business and the steady influx of regulation in this area, it’s critical to understand your company’s vulnerabilities and mitigate risk. Our Privacy and Data Security practice provides counsel to clients on U.S. and international matters.