information technology  


Innovations in information technology touch virtually every corner of our lives. They change the way we communicate and supercharge both personal and business productivity. They bring the world closer together, enhancing collaboration and information-sharing.

Information technology is also one of the business world's most competitive sectors, with new players emerging every day and new innovations, such as cloud computing, challenging established business models.

To survive and thrive in this dynamic industry, participants require expert legal advice on a myriad of issues. They need highly specialized legal expertise and experience, and advisors who understand the key business issues that are driving the industry today, and into the future.

McMillan's Applied Technology Industry Group advises a full range of industry players, including emerging and established hardware and software companies, entrepreneurs, outsourcing firms, networking and other IT providers. We are recognized leaders in helping clients address the interconnected legal and business issues that affect both suppliers and users of information technology products and services.

Our lawyers understand the links between highly technical issues and the laws and regulations that govern their commercialization. Our focus is on helping clients in virtually every sector of the IT marketplace to achieve their business objectives.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Negotiating licensing and distribution arrangements
  • Advising on venture capital, debt or equity financing arrangements
  • Negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and Initial Public Offerings
  • Drafting licensing agreements, contracts, and technology transfer agreements
  • Drafting professional services agreements related to technology implementation projects
  • Drafting employment agreements and structuring option plans to protect ownership of technology
  • Litigating intellectual property and technology ownership disputes
  • Advising on regulatory issues such as privacy
January 2018

Litigation and Intellectual Property

January 2018

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017

Cybersecurity Bulletin

October 16, 2017
Stop the failing of IT projects
October 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

August 2017

 (McMillan Internal)

July 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

June 2017

Telecommunications and Technology Bulletin

June 2017

Litigation, Business Law and Technology Bulletin

January 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

January 2017

Foreign Investment Bulletin

October 2016

Canadian Securities Law News (November 2016, Number 274)
Securities Bulletin and Cybersecurity Bulletin

September 2016

Cybersecurity Bulletin

July 2016

Cybersecurity Bulletin

May 2016
Technology Bulletin
May 2016

Litigation Bulletin

May 2016

Cybersecurity Bulletin

June 2015
Privacy Bulletin