Anne works with technology businesses to protect and commercialize their intellectual property assets. Representative clients include venture funded cloud providers, medical device manufacturers, and software developers in fields including voice authentication, financial analysis, and medical research. Counseling start-ups and emerging businesses with a comprehensive view, Anne advises entrepreneurs on general corporate, trademark, commercial, and contract matters.
With a focus on complex technology contracts and licensing, Anne has worked in-house as well as in private practice with Boston law firms. Working as outside "in-house" counsel for a multinational Fortune 1000 corporation over many years, she advised engineers and salespeople in the negotiation of critical agreements for the development and sale of medical equipment worldwide.
Anne is a frequent invited speaker for continuing legal education. Before joining the firm, Anne spent a year as full-time faculty at Suffolk Law School in Boston, where she directed the Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Anne was named a 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer.
FEATURED PRACTICE AREAS
Licensing and Strategic Alliance
Privacy and Data Security
Trademark Registration and Licensing
Corporate Formation and Equity Agreements
Drafted and negotiated commercial contracts, development agreements, and strategic alliance agreements as outside-in-house attorney for Fortune 500 company in its manufacture and sale of medical equipment worldwide.
Advised developer of machine learning and neural cloud computing in its strategic licensing, OEM, and development agreements.
Trained engineers and sales people in negotiation of commercial contracts and cloud computing subscription agreements.
Drafted and negotiated over 1,000 licenses of software and technology, cloud subscription agreements, OEM, software development, and distribution agreements.
Represented developer of voice recognition and authentication technology in licensing to automotive and banking companies.
Registered hundreds of trademarks and service marks for toy and game retailer, software developers, and cloud service providers.
Advised hundreds of entrepreneurs on choice of entity and formation and corporate governance of new companies.
PRIVACY, DATA SECURITY AND GDPR COMPLIANCE
SaaS, PaaS, XaaS Subscription, Hosting, Business Associate, and Professional Services Agreements; Development Agreements for cloud platforms and mobile apps; purchase and sale of technology, online publishing, and international distribution.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND LICENSING
Software Development & Licensing: Core licensing and strategic alliance agreements for new companies; complex negotiations, including those with Fortune 500 companies, international entities, financial institutions, hospitals, and universities.
Choice of entity and formation, founders’ and employees’ equity agreements, and private equity financing; clearance, prosecution, and portfolio management of trademarks.
Data Management and Analytics
Internet and E-Commerce
Media and Publishing