An AV Preeminent Rated attorney with more than 30 years experience in intellectual property, technology and business law, Howard focuses his practice on representing providers of information and technology, including software companies, Internet and e-commerce businesses, life sciences ventures, publishers and authors.
Howard has substantial experience in domestic and international technology acquisition, development, distribution and licensing; joint ventures and strategic alliances; Internet contracts, including SaaS, SLA, affiliation, co-branding and privacy agreements; nondisclosure, noncompetition and proprietary rights agreements; the protection and registration of copyrights, trademarks and domain names; trade secrets protection programs; commercial leases; and negotiating print and electronic publishing agreements.
He is a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Arts and Entertainment Law Committee, Computer and Internet Law Committee, and Intellectual Property Section. Howard has lectured on technology and intellectual property topics for the Massachusetts Tech Leadership Council, Technology Transfer Society, Copyright Society, National Writers Union, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is a frequent chair and panelist for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and has taught copyright law at Suffolk Law School. His articles have appeared in The Computer Lawyer, Computerworld, The Boston Globe, Mass High Tech, Publishers Weekly, Folio, The Writer and Writer’s Digest.
Howard graduated magna cum laude from Lafayette College, earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University, then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Speaker: Legal Basics for Game Companies, IP Protection, 2011
Material Transfer Agreements
The Johns Hopkins University
Harvard Law School