Dale Dietrich
Tech Law, Experienced, Licensed in California & Ontario, LL.B., M.B.A., B.B.A.
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Services

I work with my clients’ management and business development teams to plan, draft, negotiate and close all manner of business and commercial technology related agreements, documents and relationships whether local, national or international in scope. As a seasoned negotiator I assist with both day-to-day as well as large, complex and strategic transactions.

My clients include Canadian and U.S. start-up, post-IPO and large public technology companies engaged chiefly in the information technology, video game, Internet, e-commerce and life sciences industries. I assist technology creators with initial business formation, business development, strategic partnerships and product/services sales, distribution & licensing. On the other side, I assist a wide variety of clients in the acquisition and licensing of technology-related, products and services.

Below is just a sampling of the agreements, relationships and other matters I’ve helped my clients with:

Technology Licensing ~ Sales ~ Acquisition

  • change management
  • consulting services
  • data conversion
  • data services
  • development (software, web site, Internet
    service, ASP etc.)
  • disaster recovery
  • end user license (EULAs)
  • extended warranty / service
  • equipment purchase / lease
  • ERP/CRM/SAP/SDIT/GIS deployment/development/coding
  • I.P. licensing / assignment (patents, copyright, trademark, trade secret)
  • maintenance
  • open source
  • outsourcing
  • RFP’s and responses
  • rights agreements
  • semiconductor / mask work license
  • service (level)
  • services contracts
  • software development kits
  • software evaluation
  • software licensing
  • source code escrow, license, maintenance
  • support
  • systems integration
  • technology implementation
  • telecom carriage
  • Strategic Relationships

  • agency
  • co-marketing / co-branding
  • confidentiality / non-disclosure
  • consortia relationships
  • development (software, web site, Internet service, ASP etc.)
  • distribution
  • e-commerce
  • intellectual property assignment/licensing
  • joint ventures
  • marketing rep
  • MOU’s / letters of intent /term sheets
  • OEM
  • relationship
  • service contracts
  • strategic alliances/partnerships
  • supply and manufacturing
  • value-added reseller
  • research
  • teaming
  • Video Game Industry (console, PC and online)

  • agency
  • consulting services
  • content license / rights clearing
  • content submission
  • employment agreements
  • game development 
  • game distribution
  • game licenses
  • game porting
  • game publishing 
  • game hosting
  • government funding
  • IP transfer
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • online communities
  • online distribution
  • privacy policies
  • source code (access, license, escrow)
  • startup – business formation
  • Internet

  • advertising (CPM)
  • affiliate
  • application service provider (ASP)
  • acceptable use policies
  • bolt-ons (Internet service add-ons)
  • co-branding
  • content license / rights clearing
  • domain name hosting / transfer
  • development
  • e-commerce & fulfillment
  • hack testing
  • hosting
  • insertion orders
  • Internet access services (DSL, cable, fibre, MPLS, VPN, etc.)
  • point-to-point / data transport
  • online – click-wrap end-user agreements (EULAs)
  • online communities
  • privacy policies
  • strategic partnerships
  • Business Law (for profit and not-for profit)

  • asset purchase and sale
  • business plans
  • consulting
  • corporate governance (by-laws, filings,
    minutes)
  • due diligence
  • employment agreements
  • equipment purchase/lease
  • grant applications
  • guarantees
  • incorporation (federal and provincial)
  • intellectual property protection advice
  • loan
  • minute book
  • non-compete
  • partnership
  • power of attorney
  • privacy policies
  • releases / waivers
  • securities filing review
  • shareholder agreements 
  • share purchase
  • stock option plans/agreements
  • supply
  • term sheets
  • warrants