Phelps Dunbar provides legal services to technology-related businesses ranging from large publicly held corporations to promising emerging businesses across the Third Coast and beyond.

Our technology practice has kept pace with the development of e-commerce and cyber law issues. We advise clients on a number of topics, including software and technology licensing agreements; legal issues arising out of the use of the Internet in the workplace; advice relating to electronically stored trade secrets, data and proprietary information; privacy and defamation claims arising out of the anonymous posting of confidential and proprietary information on the Web; copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law matters unique to the Internet; and concerns relating to contracts with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Webmasters. We also provide a full range of litigation, transactional and corporate services to technology companies.

The following are examples of our clients in this area: 

  • international Fortune 100 technology manufacturer defending claims stemming from a global advertising campaign for computer sales 
  • computer software company seeking the appeal of an adverse judgment on its claim of copyright infringement against a former customer and another computer software company 
  • financial institution seeking the removal of anonymous postings that disclosed confidential commercial information
  • health care provider needing advice regarding the initial posting of its web site 
  • utility defending against a multimillion dollar claim of breach of contract involving the technology transfer of a computer software system to a start-up value added reseller 
  • on-line training company defending its use of trademarks on its website and as metatags for internet search engines 
  • worldwide leader in industrial equipment manufacturing defending claims of theft of centrifugal technology 
  • international supplier of dynamic positioning systems needing counsel regarding the use of non-brand components by customers 
  • oilfield service company prosecuting claims of theft of snubbing equipment designs and technologies 
  • industrial refrigeration company defending claims of trade secret misappropriation by competitor