Now-standard tools of technology practice, such as the intellectual property audit and the software clean room – designed to reduce the risk of infringement in new product development – were pioneered at Fenwick & West. We regularly provide advice on the reach of copyright law into such uncharted areas as the Internet and the ever-expanding realm of digital devices. Services include:
Fenwick & West publishes a yearly update on international copyright and patent protection for software, available at www.softwareprotection.com.
David Hayes, chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, is also the author of the comprehensive treatise Advanced Copyright Issues on the Internet, which is updated quarterly and provides detailed analysis of the latest developments in a wide range of Internet-related copyright issues.
Because we understand our clients' technologies and business environment as well as the law, and because our judgment has been honed in novel litigation at the limits of copyright law, Fenwick & West is uniquely situated to advise on managing risks in an uncertain legal environment and on safeguarding intellectual property assets.