Practices & Services

The process of building a business around intellectual property can be a great deal more complex than creating a more conventional company. That’s why it is crucial to partner with a firm experienced in not merely protecting your IP, but also in structuring your organization to protect your interests and maximize your flexibility.

The Han Santos team recognizes the unique challenges inherent in these businesses—and we’re uniquely qualified to meet them with an extensive array of services.

Intellectual Property

Your intellectual property should inform your strategy, and we specialize in translating that IP investment into actionable legal options for your business—whether you are a large company seeking product clearance or a smaller firm pursuing startup funding. With our deep expertise in licensing, developing relationships, participating in standards, and handling non-U.S. operations, Han Santos can help you turn potential adversaries into partners.

Your intellectual property should inform your strategy, and we specialize in translating that IP investment into actionable legal options for your business—whether you are a large company seeking product clearance or a smaller firm pursuing startup funding. With our deep expertise in licensing, developing relationships, participating in standards, and handling non-U.S. operations, Han Santos can help you turn potential adversaries into partners.

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Counseling

  • General Patent Counseling
  • Portfolio Management
  • Engineering Outreach / Invention Harvesting
  • Freedom to Operate Analysis
  • Due Diligence & Acquisition
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Patent Preparation & Prosecution

  • Foreign & Domestic Filing
  • Foreign & Domestic Drafting
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Data and Machine Learning Models

  • Protection of Proprietary Data Sets and Training Models
  • Transactions Around Proprietary Data Sets and Training Models
  • IP Protection of Machine Learning and Cognitive Network Algorithms
  • Licensing of Tool Sets and Techniques
  • Cooperative Structures for Machine Learning and Cognitive Networks
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Standards

  • Standards Setting Organization Representation and Standards Development
  • Setting Up IP Pools for Consortia
  • Standards Centric IP Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Compliance Audit for Standards Essential Patents
  • Setting Up Standards Setting Organizations
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Copyrights

  • Content Management
  • Registration
  • Open-Source Clearance
  • Strategic Copyright Advising
  • Audio/Visual/Performing Arts Advising
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Federal and State Trade Secrets

  • Trade Secret Based Transactions
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation Causes of Action
  • Trade Secret Management Automation Review
  • DTSA and State Trade Secret Counseling
  • Trade Secret Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Development and Drafting
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Trademark & Branding

  • Brand Counseling
  • Procurement and Prosecution
  • Policing/Enforcement
  • Contract & Licensing Agreement Review
  • Domain Name Disputes
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Licensing & Transactions [IPX]

  • Licenses/Licensing
  • Software Licensing and Subscriptions
  • Contract Review
  • Open-Source Services
  • Collaboration/Research Agreements

Corporate and Securities Law

The modern business environment requires thoughtful and agile leadership. Our team of corporate and business attorneys provides exactly this type of counsel to support our clients. Standing shoulder to shoulder with founders, executives and management, boards of directors and in-house counsel, we act as counselors and advisors to emerging growth companies, closely-held companies, public companies and investors to guide them from formation to exit.

The modern business environment requires thoughtful and agile leadership. Our team of corporate and business attorneys provides exactly this type of counsel to support our clients. Standing shoulder to shoulder with founders, executives and management, boards of directors and in-house counsel, we act as counselors and advisors to emerging growth companies, closely-held companies, public companies and investors to guide them from formation to exit.

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Securities

  • Convertible Note Offerings
  • Common and Preferred Equity Offerings
  • Regulation S Private Placements
  • Recapitalizations
  • 144A Offerings
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Corporate Governance & Compliance

  • Advisory
  • Boards
  • Governance & Board of Directors
  • Regulatory
  • Private Standards
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Corporate

  • Legal Structure and Formation
  • Corporate Governance Matters
  • Employee and Consultant On-Boarding
  • Equity Incentive and Option Plans
  • Shareholder Agreements and Founder Agreements
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Transactions

  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Cooperative Ventures
  • Collaboration/Research Agreements
  • Technology and Product Licensing

Privacy, Data Security & Testing

The health of your business and intellectual property depends on nimble and prompt compliance with privacy and cybersecurity laws. Having a trusted partner to keep you compliant and your data secure is imperative to the success of your operations. At Han Santos we have a core privacy team of industry leading individuals to do just that.

The health of your business and intellectual property depends on nimble and prompt compliance with privacy and cybersecurity laws. Having a trusted partner to keep you compliant and your data secure is imperative to the success of your operations. At Han Santos we have a core privacy team of industry leading individuals to do just that.

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Compliance

  • Governance and Strategic Counseling
  • Regulatory Compliance (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, K-12)
  • Privacy Program Development and Management
  • Risk Assessment Reviews
  • Incident/Data Breach Management and Response
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Data Privacy & Security Transactions

  • Data Privacy and Security Provisions Contract Review
  • Data Processing Agreements Development, Review and Negotiations
  • K12 School District Student Privacy and Security Agreements Review
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Payments

  • Security & Privacy
  • Standards (X9 and ISO)
  • Age Verification (tokenization, privacy)
  • Review of Processor Agreements
  • Retail Technology
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Advisory

  • Regulatory/Legislative Representation
  • External Chief Privacy Officer Services
  • Business Consulting
  • Privacy and Security Program Development and Management
  • Educational Service Providers (K12 and Higher Ed)
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Law of High Stakes Testing

  • Business Consulting
  • Applications for Secure Tests and Related Issues
  • Impacts of Cybersecurity/Privacy
  • Certification/Licensure
  • Credentialing

"I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent service and relationship that Han Santos has established with myself and my company over the last few years.”

– Gavin LaRowe
Founder and CEO, Chalklabs