Intellectual Property and Technology

We help our clients protect their intellectual property rights and provide innovative counsel on complex technology matters.

What We Do

Since our days of protecting CliffsNotes® for its Lincoln, Nebraska founder our attorneys have provided effective counsel to clients in identifying and protecting their intellectual property assets.  Our attorneys are experienced in drafting contracts involving intellectual property such as copyright, trademark and patents.  When it comes to trade secrets, nondisclosure, nonsolicitation and noncompete agreements, our team understands the legal nuances and how to help our clients achieve success.  We routinely assist clients in negotiating and drafting agreements involving technology development and provide effective advice on technology protection and risk assessment.  When it becomes necessary, our litigation team vigorously protects our clients’ interest in federal and state court.  With our clients’ goals in mind, we find the way.

Affiliated Industries

Energy & Utilities
Financial Services
Health Care
Restaurants, Retail & Hospitality

Affiliated Attorneys

Alan Slattery

Business and General Counsel


Business Formation, Governance and Succession Planning


Estate Planning and Administration


Intellectual Property and Technology


Real Estate



Brent Smoyer


As Assistant Director of Government Relations, Brent advocates on behalf of clients at the Nebraska Legislature and state administrative bodies. He has forged solid relationships with Senators, officials in the Executive branch, and other government affairs specialists that enable him to work through political minefields to effectively advocate for our clients’ interests. Every day he meets with elected officials and their staff to help them understand not only our clients’ needs, but their businesses and the important role they play in Nebraska’s economy and communities. He reviews legislation, negotiates with other companies and interest groups, and assists Andy Pollock in developing strategies to advance policies that promote our clients’ interests.

Affiliated Practice Areas

Our Service to You

If you are interested in contacting one of our professionals, you may do so directly through the contact information contained in our team biographies.

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