Chadbourne's Mobile Technology practice is unique in the marketplace and represents leading edge startup companies to mature well established Fortune 20 enterprises. We recognize the breakneck pace at which mobile technologies and business methods develop, and in response have developed a multi-disciplinary legal practice designed to provide state-of-the-art support for mobile initiatives.
The quick pace of technological advancement and accompanying miniaturization has resulted in portable devices that are changing the way we live. Edge devices tied to new software technologies are omnipresent; enabling new business methods at a rapid pace. What was formerly the exclusive domain of the institutional telecom, media, advertising and information technology companies is now (ten years after the first e-commerce boom) also the province of smaller, non-institutional businesses. Edge devices promote edge development.
These on-the-go devices include cellphones, clothing integrated computing, embedded devices, personal digital assistants, pocket-sized handheld/palmtop/ultra-mobile computers, portable gaming and tracking devices, smartphones, tablets and other portable technologies. While the devices themselves are fascinating, the technologies they employ, and the services and activities they enable, represent leading edge business initiatives.
In the Mobile Technology space you can find the latest developments in:
- app store electronic commerce;
- battery and power management techniques;
- cloud (client/server) computing;
- data delivery and communication models;
- digital content delivery models;
- distributed computing protocols;
- low power and efficient semiconductor processor and memory developments;
- mobile advertising/marketing techniques;
- social media interactions;
- touch screen technologies;
- user interface advances;
- web 4 and atmospheric metadata acquisition; and
- wireless communication protocols.
Practice Area/Legal Disciplines
We recognize that a diverse set of legal skills are necessary to effectively serve the Mobile Technology sector and have selected members from our firm's intellectual property and corporate practice groups who have the relevant background and experience to ensure that we are able to quickly and seamlessly deliver those legal services that best serve our mobile technology clients. Through our experiences with our mobile technology clients, this sector regularly involves:
Intellectual Property Matters
Our Mobile Technology practice group draws on attorneys from each of these practice areas as needed. As a result, we are able to advise clients on a global scale with respect to the full spectrum of legal issues that might affect their business, regardless of whether new Mobile Devices involved, an add-on to an existing device, or a new service/revenue model built around existing technology. In jurisdictions where we do not have offices or practices, we also enjoy longstanding relationships with local law firms, and we utilize those law firms as extensions of our own competency.
Recent Representative Experiences:
Cellufun Inc. (downloadable games for play on cell phones): Series A funding and all related corporate, technology and employment matters.
Mo'Jiva Inc. (mobile advertising platform and facilitator): Series A and Series B funding rounds and related corporate and technology matters.
Reality Mobile, LLC (real-time mobile video collaboration): Series A-1 Preferred Offering and general corporate matters.