Smithline PC - What We Do

TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS

We help Internet, SaaS/software, device and video game companies structure, draft and negotiate the deals that are critical to their businesses. Our focus on technology transactions means we have the up-to-the-minute knowledge necessary to help our clients make the most of their deals with their developers, partners and customers. MORE +

OPEN SOURCE

We advise clients on the legal aspects of using open source both internally and as part of their proprietary products. We also advise companies on making contributions to open source projects and releasing code under open source licenses. MORE +

TOOLS AND TRAINING

For each of our areas of focus, we provide forms, checklists and other practical tools customized for each client’s specific needs. We also provide a series of training programs targeted directly at the issues our clients face in their day-to-day negotiations. MORE +

“We can count on Smithline PC for insightful feedback, judgment and guidance for any deal. They have become trusted business partners for Adobe’s growing business.”

– Joe Ramirez, VP Licensing & AGC, Adobe Systems

“Their knowledge of the law and complex IP negotiations is stunning and their turn-around times are impressively fast.”

– Steve Woolven, President of Applanix (Trimble)

“We have great trust and respect for their work. Their turnaround times and availability are awesome. Most importantly, they really understand our SaaS business.”

– Joe Whitty, VP Finance, Moovweb

“Pragmatic advisers on the leading edge of licensing, software and technology.”

– Keenan Conder, General Counsel, Tableau Software

What's New

Elastic Switches Licenses (Again)

Elastic has announced that new releases of its Elasticsearch and Kibana products will be under the “Elastic License 2.0”. The change comes on the heels of Elastic’s source code switch from Apache 2.0 to the Server-Side Public License (SSPL) in January, 2021.... MORE +

License Change Alert: Elasticsearch Moves to SSPL

Elastic recently announced that new source code releases of Elasticsearch and Kibana, its popular search and visualization offerings, will no longer be offered under the permissive Apache 2.0 license. Instead, they will be dual-licensed under the MongoDB-created Server Side Public License (SSPL) and Elastic’s proprietary Elastic License. Read more about the change and implications for […]... MORE +

Will Moseley Promoted to Senior Associate

We are pleased to announce that Will Moseley has been promoted to Senior Associate. Will joined the firm in 2017 from Fenwick & West and has been a standout in handling our most complex client projects. We congratulate Will on taking this great next step forward with the firm!... MORE +