As a San Francisco based firm, with roots in Silicon Valley, ARI LAW is proud to represent some of the best and brightest innovators and people in technology.
Many years ago, the human species’ use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. According to Wikipedia, for example, the prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food, and the invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control their environment. Further developments, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and resources and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.
In today’s news, driverless cars, cryptocurrencies, augmented or virtual reality, software, energy, educational, social and health-tech related technologies comprise a large segment of the developing economy. One prominent entrepreneur, Elon Musk, has even posited that consumer oriented travel to the planet of Mars will be possible, as early as 2018-2023.
Our attorneys will take the time to understand your techniques, skills, methods, and processes, as well as your product offerings, and the market, and we will protect, defend, and maximize the value of your technology.
Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, etc. or it can be embedded in machines, computers, devices and factories, which can be operated by individuals without detailed knowledge of the workings of such things. Fundamentally, the word “Technology” means “science of craft,” from Greek τέχνη, techne, or “art, skill, cunning of hand”; it is also defined as the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
In this regard, we handle both transactional and litigation matters relating to technology and intellectual property or “IP.” Our firm will take the time to understand your technology and its potential, as we seek to protect and maximize your IP interests and rights.
We’ve got a long history of defending and prosecuting IP claims in court. For example, our Firm has prevailed in numerous litigation and technology disputes, including patent, trade secret, partnership, and IP disputes. We also offer transactional services, such as corporate governance, corporate counsel, etc.
Contrary to 20 or 30 years ago, when there were extreme barriers to entry to starting and developing a technology company (or any company for that matter), most of the barriers to entry no longer exist due to significant advancements in technology. We believe that the small business of today’s age is not only the mom-and-pop shop or solo practitioner, but also the multitude of early stage tech companies that are being formed and comprise the fabric of California and the San Francisco Bay Area. At the heart of technology is the inventors, employees, founders, and entrepreneurs that continue to drive the rapid development of technology.