Since communications ventures hinge on innovations that are in constant flux, bringing constant uncertainty, they require counsel whose legal and business experience involves companies and research institutions of all sizes and stages, from the laboratory bench to the industry’s biggest players. Lowenstein Sandler’s Communications Group is at home with the pioneering developments, market conditions, and regulatory environment of an industry that employs over 100,000 people across the region, where most major communications innovations over the last 50 years have occurred.
Critical to our thought leadership in the communications arena is our understanding of the differences inherent in companies whose core products are intellectual property, which affords us particular influence in the industry and a significant role beyond legal counsel with clients. For example, we founded AngelVineVC, a network for funding early-stage businesses based primarily in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, thereby helping shape industry issues as we set the tone for what receives investment in the region. Additionally, we work hand-in-hand with clients—for example, Sarnoff—on intellectual property development, helping them decide which inventions to patent, and evaluating with university clients which technology to transfer.
Our transactional, intellectual property, and litigation counsel involves every significant phase of the business cycle, for clients including Lucent, Sarnoff, ITXC, AT&T, Avaya, Agere, Verizon Wireless, and major regional research universities. Our attorneys have worked as creditors’ counsel on numerous telecom bankruptcies in the past five years. We advise on regulatory compliance, and we represent clients before various federal and state regulatory agencies.