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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Randall E. Colson

Randall E. Colson

Partner

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Randall Colson is the head of Haynes and Boone's Technology Transactions Practice Group. Leveraging his industry experience as a hardware and software designer, Randy has extensive experience counseling clients with a myriad of technology and intellectual property-related transactions, including information technology and business process outsourcing, software development and licensing, SaaS, cloud computing, hosting, joint development, distribution, consulting, naming rights and e-commerce transactions.

In addition, Randy provides counseling on the use and procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as on the intellectual property issues related to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate securities transactions. Prior to law school, Randy worked as an electrical engineer designing computer hardware and software for Data General Corporation. In addition to his law degree, Randy holds a B.S.E.E. in electrical engineering and a B.A.


Education

J.D., Northwestern University, 1991, Articles Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business
B.A., Wheaton College, 1986 cum laude
B.S.E.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986 cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Information technology and business process reengineering outsourcing transactions. Uniquely, hehas represented both providers and customers of these services

International and domestic intellectual property strategic counseling and management

Internet, e-commerce and domain names

Trademarks, advertising and brand management

Complex software development, licensing, maintenance, ASP and hosting transactions

Joint venture and co-marketing transactions for technology companies

Various co-branding, content licensing and technology service agreements for Internet companies

Sweepstakes and promotional law issues

The development of standard intellectual property related agreements and policies in connection with the formation of technology companies

Intellectual property due diligence in connection with various mergers, acquisitions and securities offerings

The perfection of security interests for intellectual property in connection with various financing transactions, and enforcement of the security interests following bankruptcy

Privilege review of intellectual property related documents in connection with a Department of Justice secondary review for, at the time, the largest merger in US corporate history

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