Raleigh, N.C. – Robert Rehm, a partner in Smith Anderson’s Intellectual Property practice group, participated in a panel discussion at LegalTech® New York 2015, a conference and trade show held on February 3-5 in New York, NY. The annual event provides law firms and legal departments with hands-on practical information about technological innovations for improving law practice management.
The panel's discussion topic, "SaaS Vendors and Users – Peaceful Co-existence in the Cloud," primarily focused on significant issues faced by vendors and users of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications as they attempt to negotiate and finalize agreements governing provision and use of such applications that strike a commercially-reasonable balance between those parties’ oftentimes disparate business interests. These issues include (1) data accessibility and security; (2) product- and service-related warranties; (3) source code escrow and SaaS business continuity, disaster recovery, and transition services; (4) service reliability and availability; (5) involvement of third parties; (6) liability limitations; (7) ownership of intellectual property; and (8) revenue recognition.
About Robert Rehm
Robert Rehm practices primarily in the areas of technology licensing and commercialization and the acquisition, licensing, and protection of intellectual property rights with a focus on information-technology-related transactions. His experience includes drafting and negotiating a wide variety of license, assignment, confidentiality, joint venture, alliance, and other types of collaborative agreements directed to technology commercialization; prosecution and defense of trademark registration applications and related appeals and opposition proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and World Intellectual Property Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and copyright registration applications before the United States Copyright Office. For more information, please visit Robert’s bio on SmithLaw.com.
About Smith Anderson
Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest business law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s world-renowned Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys make us well positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit www.SmithLaw.com.