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Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola

Partner

Working at the intersection of commerce and technology, A.J. Zottola focuses his practice on the exploitation of intellectual property, intangible, and technology assets in business and strategic relationships. With more than 20 years of experience, he has in-depth corporate and intellectual property knowledge that facilitates the drafting and negotiation of and related counseling for a wide variety of agreements in a broad spectrum of industries. Such agreements include or involve acquisitions; sales and dispositions; software, data, and technology licensing and transfers; professional service and outsourcing arrangements; distribution, sales, and reseller arrangements; supply, development, and manufacturing arrangements; publishing; new media and digital properties; e-commerce; data collection; supply and procurement; strategic partnerships; co-branding/marketing arrangements; franchising; and privacy, information security, and information technology matters.

A.J. also provides legal counseling and strategic advice for Fortune 500 public companies, nonprofits and associations, and mid-size, start-up, and private businesses on intellectual property and trade secret protection, management, and exploitation and on a wide variety of privacy, e-commerce, data, technology, and related government contract or commercial issues. He also performs prosecution, counseling, and management of U.S. and foreign trademarks and copyrights and offers counseling and informal dispute resolution assistance for contract disputes.

A.J. is a frequent author and presenter on numerous technology, data, and intellectual property issues. He is also widely recognized in Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers, and other sources as a leading attorney in technology and outsourcing work.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

Having worked exclusively in the technology space since the beginning of the Internet age in the 1990s, A.J. has extensive experience in the areas of:
  • licenses and technology transfers;
  • outsourcing, professional, consulting, and Internet-enabled service arrangements;
  • distribution, supply, reseller, and manufacturing arrangements;
  • e-commerce, information technology, data processing, and proprietary information agreements;
  • strategic partnerships and alliances;
  • privacy policies and data sharing agreements;
  • co-branding/marketing agreements, publishing agreements, and franchising agreements and networks;
  • technology and intellectual property due diligence;
  • mergers, sales, dispositions, and acquisitions; and
  • trademark and copyright prosecution.