Trusted Advisors to Technology Companies
The Law Offices of David A. Makman is a boutique firm in San Mateo, close to San Francisco as well as Silicon Valley with an international practice.
Our attorneys focus on legal issues involving technology. If a dispute arises, the firm can provide a team of litigators who are comfortable with technology and have years of experience in court. Our lawyers have a wealth of international experience, foreign language skills and strong connections in Asia and Europe. Clients hire us to represent them aggressively, whether through alternative dispute resolution (such as arbitration or mediation) or in federal or state court.
In addition, due to our litigation experience and our familiarity with foreign cultures, we are often consulted before disputes arise: helping with transactional matters such as licensing, financing, intellectual property strategy, standards work, as well as policy work.
Experienced And Trusted International Advisors
Lawyers at the Law Offices of David A. Makman have experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigation disputes, including patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes. We are seeing an increase in intellectual property disputes involving Asia and Asian companies, and the firm (currently two lawyers) is growing and assembling a team that is suited to handling such disputes. Click here for a list of representative cases.
The firm also handles commercial litigation — concentrating on the sorts of commercial disputes that technology companies typically encounter: joint development agreements, investment disputes, and disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to litigation and dispute resolution, the firm acts as trusted advisors and consultants to startups and other entrepreneurial businesses. We provide advice relating to entity selection, formation, licensing, financing, and developing an intellectual property strategy, including determining how to pursue protection (whether patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret protection) and how to strengthen and monetize an intellectual property portfolio.
The firm is also monitoring the development and reform of legal systems in Asia particularly relating to the financial and intellectual property laws that are needed to encourage and promote entrepreneurship and technological progress in the global economy. We have worked on position papers submitted to the Japanese government and to the United States government on the legal issues relating to entrepreneurship.