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For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we are proud of our commitment to the community and to our culture of making a difference in the lives of individuals and organizations in the communities where we live and work. We recognize that providing legal services is not only an essential part of our professional responsibility, but also an excellent opportunity for our attorneys to gain valuable practical experience, learn new areas of the law and contribute to the community.  MORE >

Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney

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We take sustainability very seriously at Fenwick. Like many of our clients, we are adopting policies that reduce consumption and waste, and improve efficiency. By using technologies developed by a number of our cleantech clients, we are at the forefront of implementing sustainable policies and practices that minimize environmental impact. In fact, Fenwick has earned recognition in several areas as one of the top US law firms for implementing sustainable business practices.  MORE >

At Fenwick, we have a passion for excellence and innovation that mirrors our client base. Our firm is making revolutionary changes to the practice of law through substantial investments in proprietary technology tools and processes—allowing us to deliver best-in-class legal services more effectively.   MORE >

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泛伟 (Fenwick & West) | 软件著作权 |知识产权代理 |软件公司美国上市

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关于泛伟的软件业务部 - Software Practice

泛伟律师事务所同软件行业的历史和发展有着很深的渊源。一直以来,泛伟在美国的软件行业中始终是最活跃的律师事务所之一,倍受新兴和领先软件公司的推崇。

作为行业的先行者,我们在比尔•盖茨年仅 19 岁时就与其磋商了一份早期的软件许可协议。泛伟在 1976 年最早提出拆封许可协议的概念,我们还创建了随后成为行业标准的首个软件净室协议。泛伟还制订过其它许多涉及融资、税务、软件著作权、专利、商标和商业机密的协议,帮助我们的软件客户公司发展步入国际大型公司的行列。

今天,我们继续为处于各个发展阶段的软件公司提供法律代理服务,包括企业家、上市公司、业界领先的投资者和担保人。我们提供法律服务的领域如下:

毫无意外,软件行业的领先企业和创新公司之所以会选择泛伟,是因为泛伟拥有超过40年的行业经验,能够帮助他们创造价值,保护他们对产品的拥有权。

为什么软件公司选择泛伟律师事务所

我们同风险投资界合作紧密
我们与那些专注于软件行业的最活跃的风险资本家都建立了深厚、长期的关系。几乎没有其他律所能比泛伟更加了解风投行业运作,我们能够解答您的任何疑问,例如哪些投资者对您的技术和发展阶段尤其感兴趣,以及帮助您决定何时保持独立、何时寻求IPO或兼并。我们还能够在其它方面为您提供指导,如商业模式问题、募资策略以及发展匹配您公司估价的高质量的投资人材料。

我们在知识产权方面经验丰富,能够帮助我们的客户保护其知识产权,并实现其价值最大化。
四十多年来,我们的律师一直都致力于行使和维护软件公司的知识产权权利。我们为各种规模的软件公司在知识产权的各个方面提供咨询和代理,包括专利、许可、著作权、商标和商业机密。

 我们拥有诸多在知识产权诉讼案中代理软件公司的优良业绩

一些早期具有转折意义的软件知识产权侵权案我们都有参与,包括 Lotus 对Borland; A&M 对Napster; Adobe 对Macromedia and Brown Bag Software 对Symantec.我们被《The American Lawyer》评为诉讼首选的律师事务所;也被《IP Worldwide》评为财富 400 强企业在知识产权诉讼和咨询方面最为信赖的 12 家顶级律师事务所之一。 

我们处理过大量的软件公司并购交易
泛伟拥有美国最为活跃也最受好评的并购部门之一,在超过 200 件的买方或卖方收购交易中为软件公司提供法律代理。我们为许多极其重要的软件兼并交易提供过法律咨询,包括 Macromedia 与 Adobe Systems 价值 34 亿美元的兼并交易;VERITAS 对 Seagate Software 进行的价值 34 亿美元的收购;惠普对Opsware价值 16 亿美元的收购; Sun Microsystems对MySQL 价值 10 亿美元的收购;Intuit 对 Digital Insight 价值 13.5 亿美元的收购。

我们是全球最早处理开源问题的律师事务所之一
泛伟位于加州的硅谷,这里的很多软件公司都是我们的客户,这也使得我们有机会成为全球最早面对开源问题的律师事务所之一。经过四十多年的积累,我们的律师在指导各种规模的客户方面有着丰富的经验——从开源创业公司到财富 500 强公司——泛伟指导我们的客户应对复杂的开源和知识产权所有权问题。

泛伟对您团队的承诺

一批了解您业务的顶级法律、技术和科学专家
我们的很多律师都有着编程、计算机科学、电子工程或商科专业背景,使我们能够为软件公司提供实际和全面的法律代理。法律和技术专业知识的结合意味着我们可以根据您业务的特点,为您提供有效、相关的法律建议。

高度合作、高度整合的服务策略
泛伟的企业文化提倡跨部门的通力协作,所以无论您需要哪方面的法律服务,例如兼并、知识产权、诉讼、税务、许可、反垄断或福利,我们的律师都会协同合作,为解决任何法律问题提供所需资源。

庞大的投资者网络
我们有着一套系统化的合作方式,可根据公司的发展阶段、技术和投资的金额和阶段,将我们的软件客户同合适的投资者联系起来。我们为处于各个发展阶段的私人软件公司提供法律代理,无论您是寻求种子投资或天使融资的创业公司,还是寻求后期资金、发展完善的公司。

值得信赖的战略合作伙伴,在公司发展的每个阶段帮助保护您的知识产权
泛伟同那些走在创新前沿、发展迅速的公司合作了超过四十年,我们也将一如既往地行使和维护您所有的知识产权权利。

我们致力于服务的坚定承诺
泛伟始终以最高效的工作方式为各种规模的公司提供最好的法律服务。泛伟一直以来都被评为客户服务最好的美国律师事务所之一。我们现有的各种机制保证我们能够听取客户的反馈,并以此改善我们的服务。无论您是业界的领跑者还是新兴公司,我们都会维持一贯的工作作风,注重细节、保持高效,关注成本控制和您的需求,这也是我们赖以成功的基石。

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