Our Practice

Rapid advances in technology, a complex regulatory landscape, and a competitive nature make technology an exciting and fast-moving industry. Snell & Wilmer understands the challenges that technology companies face as they seek to develop and market inventive products and services. We strive to support the business objectives of our clients, and we invest our time and experience for companies from the earliest stages of development through mature corporations.

Our technology attorneys have robust transactional and litigation experience in a variety of areas, including software and hardware development; data privacy, and security compliance; fintech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency; artificial intelligence and big data; and communications networks and devices. We combine our deep understanding of specific technologies with our years of experience advocating for our clients to guide them through technology development, commercial contracting, intellectual property protection, and dispute resolution.

On the litigation side, we frequently handle complex scientific, medical, and technical litigation in many sectors, including information security breaches, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act matters, and copyright infringement, as well as complex biotechnology/pharmaceutical litigation, medical, malpractice, and product liability matters. We also have extensive experience litigating patent infringement and trade secret matters. Our litigators include registered patent attorneys and former practicing engineers with degrees in the electrical, computer, chemical, mechanical, environmental, bioscience, systems software, civil, and other engineering, and scientific disciplines, as well as attorneys with vast experience litigating other complex matters in a variety of technical fields.

Our transactional attorneys assist technology clients with commercial transactions and contracting matters, including issues related to IP protection strategies, licensing, supply chain and distribution issues, mergers and acquisitions, transactional due diligence, and contract negotiations. We have experience in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronic medical records, financial services, blockchain and cryptocurrency, educational technology, consumer products, biological therapies, aerospace systems, natural resources and alternative fuels, software, wireless communications networks and devices, and more.