Mr. Vermut, a partner at DMHD, practices exclusively in the area of information technology law and intellectual property law. His intellectual property law practice includes patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition matters. He represents clients on patent and trademark matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also assists individual inventors, start-ups, small businesses, corporations and universities in all aspects of intellectual property law.
Information Technology law is the application of several areas of the law (contract, intellectual property, data privacy and protection laws) to constantly evolving computer, software, hardware and network technology. This practice area requires extensive knowledge of old and new technologies, IT and electronic commerce trends and both legal and technical experience. Mr. Vermut counsels clients on software licensing, data licenses, on-line service, technology consulting, and software development agreements, hosting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, the management and protection of personally identifiable information (PII), and various other information technology related contracts and transactions. He also advises clients on technology and compliance audits and technology disputes. He represents software developers, service providers and information technology departments and other businesses and individuals with these needs.