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Howard G. Zaharoff


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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 development, distribution and licensing; joint ventures and strategic alliances; Internet contracts, including SaaS, SLA, affiliation and co-branding agreements and privacy policies; nondisclosure, noncompetition and proprietary rights agreements; the protection and registration of copyrights, trademarks and domain names; trade secrets protection; print and electronic publishing agreements, advertising, sweepstakes and publicity law; and commercial leases.

Howard 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. He 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.

Recent Presentations:

2015 moderator: WBA presentation - Get Your Head in the Cloud

2014 moderator: TechSandBox Panel - Effective Partnerships & Conflict Avoidance in Life Sciences

2013 seminar: Co-presenter of Life in the Cloud - Legal Risks & Silver Linings

2013 MCLE: Chair of Distributing & Licensing Software & Other Technologies

2013 MCLE: Co-Chair of 16th Annual IP Law Conference

2011 Speaker: Legal Basics for Game Companies, IP Protection.

Howard Zaharoff

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Practice Areas:

Intellectual Property
Licensing & Strategic Alliances

Related Articles:
Material Transfer Agreements

Setting Values and Royalty Rates for Medical and Life Science Businesses

Reviewing Software License Agreements: A Licensee's Checklist

Lafayette College
The Johns Hopkins University
Harvard Law School

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