In addition to broader technology and intellectual property services, HTLF has significant experience in the fields of Internet and e-commerce, computer software, hardware and systems, networking, telecommunications and broadcast. As a former computer programmer, Sharon Tasman Prysant, the firm's Principal, offers clients real-world understanding of the particular issues that both the developers and customers must address in contractual arrangements.
HTLF provides developers and vendors of computer software, hardware and systems companies, network and telecommunications companies, Internet and E-commerce companies, broadcasters, and the purchasers and licensees of such products and services, with the following:
Computer software, hardware and systems purchase, license and sales agreements
Computer software, hardware and systems design and development agreements
Computer software, hardware and systems installation, operation and maintenance agreements
Computer and telecommunications systems outsourcing agreements
Large-scale custom software design, development, installation, and operation agreements
Telecommunications and network equipment and services acquisition and disposition agreements
Telecommunications and network equipment and services design and development agreements
Telecommunications and network equipment and services installation, operation and maintenance agreements
Service level agreements
Software escrow agreements
Internet, e-commerce and B2B partnering agreements
Website content development and licensing agreements
Website development, hosting, linking and framing, and system operations agreements
Counseling regarding data privacy
Counseling regarding potential liability for unauthorized links to, and frames of, third party websites and use of third-party content
Conducting website audits
Drafting and counseling regarding e-mail and Internet usage policies
What We've Achieved
Primary responsibility for negotiating and drafting multiple large-scale software design, development, installation, and operation services agreements for a major national consulting firm during a multi-year representation, including projects up to $40 million.
Drafted and negotiated a multi-million dollar custom software design and development agreement for software which remotely controlled power generation facilities for a major U.S. utility company.
Negotiated and drafted numerous Web site development, hosting and system operator agreements for a variety of clients, including for a major broadband residential services provider.
Conducted numerous Web site audits for clients which resulted in the identification of potential claims for unauthorized use of third-party content and dangers attendant to the publication of sensitive company information or information that may be objectionable to visitors or particular individuals.
Assisted numerous clients in determining the scope of rights and restrictions relating to software development tools, runtime licenses and the distribution of software with embedded third-party runtime components.
Negotiated and drafted numerous volume purchase agreements and master services agreements on behalf of several clients with a major third-party network hardware and services provider.
Negotiated and drafted numerous strategic alliance agreements, marketing and sponsorship agreements and content provider agreements for a major broadband content and services aggregation service provider.