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Technology & Telecommunications

Winston & Strawn serves a broad, diversified client base. Our fastest-growing and largest client sectors include: telecommunications and networking, digital media, computer, software, and semiconductors. We are regularly engaged by pioneers in these sectors to handle a wide a range of litigation, transactional, and counseling matters because our attorneys have the education and industry experience to understand the complex technology issues arising in these industries.

In the intellectual property area, few law firms can combine the breadth and the depth of our computer, software, internetworking, and mobile technology experience. For more than a decade, our attorneys have represented the preeminent players at all levels of this industry. In fact, Winston was named a 2013 “Go-To Law Firm” for intellectual property by clients Cisco Systems, Dell, Motorola Mobility, and Verizon. 

Our attorneys have litigated patent, trade secrets, antitrust, and other complex commercial cases involving a full spectrum of technologies—from the protocols, systems, and networks that implement all levels of wireless, optical, and landline broadcasting and communications, to the architecture, software, and features of computers and peripherals, the chips inside of them, semiconductors; and the software that runs them. We have an intricate understanding of these technologies and know how to litigate them.

Our attorneys also routinely counsel our high-tech clients in connection with transactional matters, including: IP licenses, portfolios, and transfers; IPOs; mergers and acquisitions; private equity investments; service agreements; and other commercial contracts for the development, testing, manufacture, marketing, and sale of technology products and services.