Williams Mullen helps emerging technology companies grow and succeed. We leverage the firm's strengths in all aspects of intellectual property, licensing, equity and debt financing, healthcare, privacy, economic development, employment, and specialized business practices to help get you where you want to go, whether it’s across the state or across the globe. Our cross-practice legal team is ready to address any area of business law required to keep your company moving forward. An important part of our role is to connect you with the resources you need to attain your goals, including introductions to funding sources, potential customers, strategic partners and other advisors. We get started by bringing the right talent to the table: legal practitioners who have experience in your industry. Your team will be led by an attorney who is experienced working with entrepreneurial companies, and who will provide agile, adept and decisive counsel that is absolutely necessary for clients in a fast-paced industry.
 

        

Emerging Technology

Williams Mullen helps emerging technology companies grow and succeed. We leverage the firm's strengths in all aspects of intellectual property, licensing, equity and debt financing, healthcare, privacy, economic development, employment, and specialized business practices to help get you where you want to go, whether it’s across the state or across the globe. Our cross-practice legal team is ready to address any area of business law required to keep your company moving forward. An important part of our role is to connect you with the resources you need to attain your goals, including introductions to funding sources, potential customers, strategic partners and other advisors. We get started by bringing the right talent to the table: legal practitioners who have experience in your industry. Your team will be led by an attorney who is experienced working with entrepreneurial companies, and who will provide agile, adept and decisive counsel that is absolutely necessary for clients in a fast-paced industry.

Cross-Practice Team

  • CORPORATE & SECURITIES: Entity Formation & Governance; Equity & Debt Financings; Joint Ventures; Mergers & Acquisitions; Due Diligence
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Relocations; Expansions; Incentives; Government Relations
  • EMPLOYMENT: Agreements & Disputes; Employee Benefits; Equity & Executive Compensation; Immigration
  • HEALTH CARE: Clinical Study Agreements; Information Technology; Informatics; HIPAA; Reimbursement
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Patent, Trademark & Copyright Protection; Licensing and Commercialization; Privacy & Information Security
  • REAL ESTATE: Leasing, Acquisition, Sale of Property; Environmental and Sustainability
  • TAX: Tax planning; Estate planning; Dispute Resolution

Industry Experience

From medical device, life science and information technology to video game developers, clean technology and advanced materials, we come to the table understanding your complex industry and the unique needs you have as a growing company. 

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Gaming
  • Medical Devices
  • Agriculture/Food Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology/Advanced Materials
  • Clean Technology
  • Life Sciences/Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals
  • Unmanned Systems

Connecting You

Being connected and sharing our connections with our clients is what Williams Mullen is all about. We use our extensive relationships with investment banks, angel investors, venture capital and private equity funds and other sources of capital to help our clients grow. Many of our connections provide funding for our clients, and we have strong relationships with universities. We also have many relationships throughout the industries in which our clients operate and can make introductions to potential customers, strategic partners, and other advisors. We are leaders in the entrepreneurial and venture communities in which we practice, and we are actively involved in or have connections with the following organizations to help our clients achieve their goals.

VIRGINIA 
757 Angels  
Charlottesville Business Innovation Council 
Richmond Venture Forum 
Richtech 
Virginia Biotech Association

THE CAROLINAS 
Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) 
North Carolina Biosciences Organization 
North Carolina Technology Association 
Triangle Technology Executives Council 
NC State University’s Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science
Southeast BIO (SEBIO)

                

Representative Experience:

  • Serve as outside general counsel for a variety of companies in the interactive gaming space, handling corporate and securities matters, including entity formation, founder agreements, equity compensation, private placements, IPOs, securities law compliance, SEC compliance and related matters.
  • Represent international video game and engine developer in software litigation involving breach of license, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
  • Defend international game developer and distributor in litigation.
  • For international video game company, structure numerous joint ventures and distribution models for China and the EU, including tax-efficient IP licensing and repatriation of profits from overseas.
  • Prosecution of software patent applications related to mobile gaming, mobile software, location-based services and search engines.
  • Represent company focused on using interactive and immersive online gaming technology for the elder caregiving market.
  • Advise government contractor seeking to commercialize modeling and simulation software, including analysis of government license rights and development strategies.
  • Represent government contractors providing modeling, simulation, and analysis software for defense purposes.
  • Manage patent portfolio for client with lottery systems and games.
  • Provide general corporate work for company developing RPG games.
  • Represent health care systems and software providers providing software for immersive learning and training.