The Alderman Law Office
American University, Washington
The Alderman Law Office was founded in 1994 by Elliott Alderman to provide practical, cost-effective legal help to sophisticated software, multimedia, e-commerce, technology and Internet companies, as well as to successful content creators, songwriters, musicians, writers, publishers, and visual and performance artists. We also provide business advice to clients interested in protecting and monetizing their brands, technology and content.
To ensure high-quality representation and a great client experience, we limit the number of companies and individuals with whom we work. Put simply, it is our belief that it’s impossible to provide high-volume quality legal services.
Our clients are entrepreneurs and established companies in software, internet and technology needing legal assistance with software development and licensing, acquisition and asset purchase agreements, hosting and service agreements, e-commerce agreements, and issues involving privacy and the Internet of Things.
We also work with creatives on traditional and new media issues, often involving mobile, the Internet and new distribution platforms, and we understand how technology works and how our clients use their intellectual property, so we are in a better position to minimize their legal exposure and ensure that our clients have the proper licensing and protection they need.
Some of the services we provide include:
- Performing intellectual property and technology audits to ensure that clients’ branding, trademarks, copyrights and content are properly protected, and to obtain that protection where gaps currently exist.
- Protecting client materials and ensuring that third-party clearances and licenses are in place.
- Advising on intellectual property and entertainment issues for multimedia, Internet and other online environments, particularly evaluating and structuring business models to effectively monetize content, as well as consulting on client issues involving obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights.
- Negotiating contracts, licenses and other documents, particularly involving entertainment, software licensing, Internet and technology transfer issues.
- Drafting and negotiating nondisclosure, content licensing, independent contractor and related agreements.
With significant intellectual property policy experience, we also offer lobbying and related support to institutions and industry groups, and can call on our extensive network of relationships with highly experienced specialist attorneys to provide assistance to our clients whenever necessary.