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Smart legal solutions that support our clients' innovations.

Technology drives change, and change drives opportunity. Husch Blackwell helps technology companies seize opportunities with insightful guidance on everyday corporate matters ranging from financing to investment management. Our team is especially skilled at drafting and negotiating commercial contracts that maximize results and minimize costs. 

We understand client challenges in the technology industry, from protecting intellectual property to navigating the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. In an industry that changes quickly, Husch Blackwell provides nimble and smart solutions that move technology businesses forward.

Representative Experience

  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity projects
  • Internet of Things projects
  • Software Development & Licensing projects
  • Counseled SKC Communication Products on an expansion investment that set the stage for future acquisitions and growth beyond the company's current states.
  • Advised a real estate executive on the purchase of the Denver.com domain name, one of the priciest geodomain, or geographic name, sales in history. 
  • Represented a leading provider of web-based digital imaging products and services for professional photographers who faced business disruption because of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a media sharing technology company. We obtained dismissal in federal court of the multipatent infringement suit relating to online photo sharing technology. In addition, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected certain asserted claims that were submitted for re-examination.
  • Represented one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers when extortionists threatened to publicly release millions of patient records that they had accessed from the PBM's databases. This led to a lawsuit that accused the company of negligence in its duty to protect customer records and sought certification of a nationwide class. Our attorneys moved to dismiss the case for lack of standing on the grounds that the plaintiff failed to allege his information was included in the data compromised or that he had sustained actual identity theft. The judge tossed out the lawsuit, ruling that “abstract injury is not enough to demonstrate injury in fact.”
  • Counseled pollenware markets C2FO (Collaborative Cash Flow Optimization), a global internet-based marketplace for working capital and risk-free profit, on a $9.1 million Series B investment from investors.
  • Guided private equity firm Five Elms Capital's, which focuses on capitalizing service-based businesses that use technology to improve value propositions, lower costs and accelerate growth, Phase I funding through its initial investment period.
  • Defended a government contract awarded to a client that provides a wide range of customized end-to-end global communication solutions to government and military customers. The Government Accountability Office ruled in favor of our communications client, retaining the original contract award.
  • Represented a fabless semiconductor company against a claim for patent infringement relating to a data compression algorithm in billions of dollars of modern chipsets. In court, we used an interactive computer demonstration to explain the differences between the patented and accused methods for searching random access computer memory. The federal district court granted summary judgment of noninfringement, which avoided the expense of full discovery and a trial. We also persuaded the court to award attorneys’ fees in favor of the client.
  • Advised the founders of CULedger, a technology company that sought to bring blockchain solutions to the credit union industry. Our team organized the company and drafted a complex operating agreement that took into account state and federal regulations and the unique governance approaches of CULedger’s company’s credit union owners. We prepared a private placement memo and drafted licensing and other technology agreements with third parties. Financing was successful, and CULedger was on its way to developing applications using the power of blockchain to serve credit unions and their members.
  • Defended a government contract awarded to a technology-based design contractor to deliver a 3-D training system for the Army. The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals accepted all the arguments raised on behalf of the contractor and rejected the competitor’s challenge, allowing the contractor to retain the award and move forward with the design and development of the training system.
  • Assisted startup AI software company with H-1B visas to significantly grow workforce, achieving a success rate of 71% (versus a national average of 28%).
  • Represented client in the development of an $8.2 billion multifacility data center and technology campus. Handled land use and public approvals as well as negotiated incentives package.
  • Secured a victory for cloud-based IT service provider in its federal lawsuit against a municipal body when a district judge granted a motion for summary judgment in a dispute over permits for cell tower construction.
White Papers | January 04, 2023
Legal Insights for Manufacturing: Outlook for 2023

What manufacturers can expect in the new year.

Legal Updates | November 12, 2021
Stablecoin Market Could Gain from Self-Regulatory Efforts

With federal legislation unlikely, mainstream adoption of digital assets could depend on the industry's own standard-bearing.

Articles | April 23, 2021
Retail TouchPoints: Congress Hears a Whois
Articles | November 12, 2020
Rock Products: Cybercrime Risks
Articles | August 2020
KC Counselor: Mankind Is Our Business
Blog | June 17, 2020
Pitfalls of Remote Depositions
Blog | February 17, 2020
Summary of 2019 Talc Verdicts
Articles | December 10, 2019
Rock Products: Get to Work
Articles | September 27, 2019
EQ: Why Startups Should Consider Litigation Risk
Blog | September 11, 2019
Watch Out for the FTC with your #SponCon
Blog | August 01, 2019
The USPTO is Taking Filings Online
Blog | April 09, 2019
Protecting Your Startup's Brand
Articles | February-March 2019
Protecting Your Brand: Trademark Considerations for Startups

Husch Blackwell associate Myers Dill outlines key points about trademarks that startups should consider.

Blog | March 14, 2019
Startups Drive Firm Innovation
Insight | January 24, 2019
ACG Kansas City: Tariffs & Trade Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

2018 will forever be remembered as a wild year in the realm of international trade.

Articles | January 03, 2019
Denver Business Journal: 2018 was a watershed year for data and network security

Bob Bowman highlights several significant events and tipping points that marked 2018 as an important year in the history of cyberspace.

Blog | December 18, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – December 18, 2018
Blog | December 04, 2018
November Trade Law Newsletter
Blog | November 12, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – November 12, 2018
Blog | November 05, 2018
October Trade Newsletter
Blog | October 24, 2018
Petition Summary: Magnesium from Israel
Articles | October 13, 2018
Silicon Prairie News Ensmarten Saturday: International IP issues for startups

Beau Jackson outlines recommendations and considerations innovators should consider regarding international IP law. 

Blog | October 05, 2018
International IP Issues for Startups
Blog | September 26, 2018
Toxic Tort Monitor – September 26, 2018
Blog | September 18, 2018
Petition Summary: Mattresses from China
Articles | August 23, 2018
Corporate Counsel: 5 Things Every GC Should Know About Their IT Environment

Megan Scheiderer outlines the basic information general counsel need to have about their company's key IT systems.

Articles | July 31, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal LogIn: Technology can (and should) change the practice of law

Angela Quinn and Chris Smith outline a few examples of innovations within the legal industry that Husch Blackwell has have explored first-hand.

Articles | July 26, 2018
IPWatchdog: For Design Patent Owners (and Alleged Infringers), The Third Time is Not a Charm

Michael Annis and Myers Dill discuss how well-crafted design patents can offer broad protections against even slight infringements by competitors.

Articles | April 10, 2018
InBusiness Madison Legal Login: Blockchain is bigger than bitcoin

Bob Bowman explores how distributed ledger technology could disrupt multiple industries in the very near future.

Webinar | December 1, 2022
eDiscovery Day: Microsoft 365
Speaking Engagements | June 16, 2022
Speaker, "Fair Use After Google v. Oracle," AIPPI Canada
Speaking Engagements | August 30, 2018
USPTO China IP Road Show: What Missouri and Kansas businesses need to know

Beau Jackson will participate in the panel, "Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S." at the USPTO China IP Road Show Thursday, August 30.

Media Mentions | January 09, 2023
AzBusiness: Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2023
Media Mentions | December 14, 2022
417 Magazine: Amanda Tummons on Staying Grounded
News Releases | November 14, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Partners to Its Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Group
Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Stephen Ball and Chris Erker have joined the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation business unit as partners.
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
News Releases | September 20, 2022
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Steel Nails Import Matter
Media Mentions | September 15, 2022
Biz 417: Lauren Hawkins on the Art of Negotiation
Media Mentions | September 13, 2022
BizTimes: Rising Stars in Law: Emily Stedman
Media Mentions | September 13, 2022
BizTimes: Rising Stars in Law: Margaret Heitkamp
Media Mentions | July 18, 2022
Data Guidance: Connecticut: Analysing the CTDPA
News Releases | July 11, 2022
Tom Miller Joins Husch Blackwell's Intellectual Property Group

Veteran intellectual property lawyer Tom Miller has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Milwaukee office and Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

Media Mentions | April 19, 2022
Ingram's: 40 Under Forty Class of 2022
News Releases | March 28, 2022
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Emily Constantine to Its Government Contracts Practice Group

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Emily Constantine has joined the firm as a senior counsel in its Government Contracts group

News Releases | December 06, 2021
Husch Blackwell Elects 36 to 2022 Partnership Class
News Releases | April 01, 2021
Husch Blackwell Expands California Footprint
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

News Releases | June 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures ITC Win for TricorBraun-Led Importers

Working with Husch Blackwell’s Washington, DC-based International Trade Remedies team headed by Jeffrey Neeley, TricorBraun developed a coordinated strategy to protect the current supply of glassware available to small and mid-market businesses across the U.S.

News Releases | April 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell Names Catherine Hanaway Chair-Elect

Based in St. Louis, Hanaway has led Husch Blackwell litigation teams on some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters handled by the firm.

News Releases | March 05, 2020
Husch Blackwell Encourages Startups to Apply for Get Started Omaha Pitch Competition

GSO-eligible startups are those that have raised less than $200,000 in funding and generated less than $200,000 in revenue. The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020.

Media Mentions | January 15, 2020
Patently O: Cancelling a Covenant-Not-To-Sue
News Releases | January 07, 2020
Husch Blackwell Wins Patent Dispute over Mortgage Loan Application Technology

The victory on behalf of Meridianlink represents the third time in the last couple of years that Telscher has led a trial team to victory on Alice grounds.

News Releases | December 23, 2019
Megan Bricker Joins Husch Blackwell in St. Louis
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | December 02, 2019
Jessica Prosperi Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Prosperi focuses her practices on asbestos liability and premises claims. 

Media Mentions | November 25, 2019
Hydrocarbon Engineering: Chart Appoints New Director
News Releases | October 30, 2019
Malia Rogers Joins Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Teams

Rogers focuses on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues and provides counsel to numerous clients on issues regarding California Consumer Privacy Act compliance.

Media Mentions | October 16, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/16/19
News Releases | October 08, 2019
Jennifer Hoekel Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Hoekel is a highly regarded IP litigator and was named as an IP Litigator of the Year in 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America.

News Releases | October 07, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | October 02, 2019
Nicole Bashor Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago-Based Intellectual Property Team

Bashor provides strategic legal counsel at all stages of technology development and routinely manages and maintains large patent portfolios on an international basis with aggregate values of over $20 billion.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Jerry L. Rios Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Rios focuses his practice on product liability defense and has particular experience with clients in the transportation industry.

News Releases | September 16, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Co-Sponsor MultiPass Startup Program

The training will cover best practices for starting a business, finding financing sources for startups, protecting intellectual property and identifying potential legal issues as businesses grow.

News Releases | September 11, 2019
Singleton McAllister Named a Top Lawyer and Influencer by Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color is devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.

News Releases | September 04, 2019
Husch Blackwell Hosts CCPA Webinar Update

Husch Blackwell attorneys Robert J. Bowman, Lauren Cabral, Ephraim Hintz and David M. Stauss will review and discuss the fate of numerous assembly bills (AB) and the impact of any amendments on CCPA compliance efforts.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | May 30, 2019
Stephen Howe Joins Husch Blackwell's Milwaukee Office

His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups.

News Releases | May 21, 2019
Danielle Luisi Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Luisi defends product liability, premises liability, toxic tort and environmental claims.

News Releases | May 20, 2019
Jeff Nobles Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Nobles handles a variety of litigation matters for clients, including business disputes, media defense, probate matters, political controversies and bankruptcy issues.

Media Mentions | May 14, 2019
Kansas City Business Journal: KC attorney: What to expect as trade tensions heighten

Beau Jackson talks about developments in tariffs and international trade with the Kansas City Business Journal's James Dornbrook.

News Releases | February 26, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Third Straight IPR for Cascades

PTAB had previously determined that Essity’s asserted patents were invalid because their claims were anticipated by prior art or obvious.

News Releases | February 18, 2019
David Stauss Joins Husch Blackwell in Denver

Stauss, who will co-lead Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team, brings "demonstrated excellence in handling these matters for clients," says Joseph Orlet, head of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

News Releases | February 15, 2019
Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Michael D. Hultquist has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | February 13, 2019
Erin Olshever Joins Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga Office

Erin Olshever has joined Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga office as senior counsel in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | November 29, 2018
Singleton McAllister Named to Women Inc. 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors

The 2018 edition of Women Inc.'s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors, which recognizes "women’s professional excellence at the highest level," lists Singleton B. McAllister.

Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

News Releases | October 11, 2018
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 28 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell is recognized as a top litigation firm in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, with 28 attorneys across six offices listed.

Media Mentions | September 26, 2018
Relativity Blog: 5 Reasons Lawyers Can't Wait for Relativity Fest

Tessa Jacob shares what she looks forward to doing and learning at the e-discovery/legal technology conference Relativity Fest.

Media Mentions | September 26, 2018
Legaltech News: The GDPR Created a 'Wild West' for Website Domain Registration

Caroline Chicoine is quoted regarding concerns with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

News Releases | September 24, 2018
Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to KC Techweek 100

Kansas City Techweek has named three Husch Blackwell attorneys--Jeff Simon, Nathan Oleen and Ed Wilson--to its 2018 Techweek 100.

Media Mentions | September 20, 2018
Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs (9/20/18)

Rudy Telscher, Kara Fussner and Steve Holtshouser are recognized as "Legal Lions" by Law360 for the week ending September 21, 2018.

News Releases | September 05, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 10 Attorneys in 2018 IFLR 1000 United States

Ten Husch Blackwell attorneys have earned rankings in the IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional attorneys. The firm also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions.

Media Mentions | September 04, 2018
Denver Post: Colorado's new consumer data protection law among the most demanding in the country

Erik Dullea comments on a new Colorado law that gives the state some of the most demanding standards for consumer data protection in the country.

Media Mentions | August 16, 2018
National Women's History Museum Welcomes New Board Members

Husch Blackwell's Singleton McAllister has been named to the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) Board of Directors.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | June 05, 2018
Above the Law: Email Threading: One Of The Most Overlooked Gems In eDiscovery

Tessa Jacob provides insight into best practices for email threading in E-Discovery.

Media Mentions | June 04, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Commerce Dept. drowning in 9,500 tariff exemption bids

Nithya Nagarajan comments on the backlog of exemption requests flooding the Department of Commerce in the wake of new tariffs.

Media Mentions | May 28, 2018
Law360: What Does Gender Parity In The Legal Industry Look Like? (log-in required)

Gina Carter provides perspective on how law firms can measure gender parity.

Media Mentions | May 21, 2018
Fantasy Sports Trade Association: FSTA Files Amicus Brief in Indiana Fantasy Sports Right of Publicity Case

Rudy Telscher and Kara Fussner are mentioned in connection with their representation of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

News Releases | May 07, 2018
Husch Blackwell Sponsors Startup Milwaukee's TANGIBLE Program Series

The new quarterly program series will focus on consumer product startup companies in southeastern Wisconsin, and each installment will feature pitches from startups.

Media Mentions | April 27, 2018
Platts: Former Commerce official decries US 'drive-by shooting' approach to trade

Nithya Nagarajan explains how the U.S.’s approach to Section 232 is causing market uncertainty.

News Releases | April 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Launches
Initial Coin Offering Team

The firm’s interdisciplinary, cross-office group of ICO lawyers will address the evolving legal challenges associated with this innovative instrument and capital-raising option.

News Releases | April 12, 2018
Giftos Named to Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Technology Council has appointed Husch Blackwell partner Mindi Giftos to its Board of Directors, effective this week.

Media Mentions | April 12, 2018
Platts: Rusal US contract customers can receive aluminum until June 5

Cortney Morgan comments on the impact of new sanctions on U.S.-based customers of Rusal, the Russian aluminum producer.

Media Mentions | April 10, 2018
KSHB-TV: Kansas City law firm hosts forum to guide companies through tariff talks

Nithya Nagarajan and Beau Jackson explore the implications of new tariffs on U.S.-based businesses.

News Releases | April 09, 2018
Husch Blackwell Represents American Airlines in Massive Boeing Order

Husch Blackwell represented American Airlines in a transaction at the center of American’s strategy to revamp and simplify its existing fleet of long-haul aircraft.

News Releases | March 30, 2018
Ann Maher Named to BTI Client Service All-Stars 2018 List

Ann Maher is one of 326 attorneys noted for providing superior client service by corporate counsel of leading business organizations.

Media Mentions | March 30, 2018
Grow KC: A Conversation with Jeff Simon

In a wide-ranging interview, Jeff Simon discusses the need to stem violence in Kansas City and shares the best advice he’s ever received.