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PayTech & eCommerce

The Retail Technology Revolution

Payment technologies and eCommerce platforms for acquiring products and services — and in turn helping to manage product pipelines — have dramatically altered the retail and consumer services spaces. Disruptive start-ups, big banks, and retailers — to say nothing of smart phone developers — have created or acquired, and deployed, a range of new payment technologies and eCommerce platforms. It is a global phenomenon. Up-and-coming companies and known brands like PayPal, eBay, and Shopify count on Mintz to help them grow and protect their investments in technology. 

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IP, Transactional, and Data Privacy Representation

Our Approach

The Mintz team takes a holistic and collaborative approach to serving our clients in the PayTech and eCommerce space, providing guidance and insight from an array of practices. We know the technologies and the players and work across practices and across offices to ensure each client gets the benefit of this knowledge. 

We Know PayTech

Competitors in the PayTech space integrate differently into the payments value chain. Some emphasize the consumer, while others emphasize merchants. To Mintz and our clients, it hardly matters at which point you operate in the payments space. We understand the technology underpinning this digital evolution. We also understand the market value of these emerging technologies and bring that knowledge to all of our transactional negotiations. The technology-focused attorneys of our firm know the underlying technologies for PayTech and help protect the innovations our clients develop and acquire.

We Know eCommerce

eCommerce innovation is not sitting still, and all retail and wholesale entities, whether brick-and-mortar or virtual, need to keep up or risk being left behind. Enhanced voice search. Augmented Reality for improved user experience. Increasingly sophisticated use of video. These are all top technology trends that the Mintz team understands. Investment activity and acquisitions are increasing throughout the sector, driven by the largest competitors spending less on R&D in favor of identifying new technology in the market. We advise on these transactions every day.  And there is the ever-looming concern related to protecting customer data. Mintz has top-notch privacy counsel in the United States and the European Union.

Comprehensive Service

We have successfully represented cutting-edge clients across a wide range of legal areas:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Antitrust
  • Investment transactions
  • Patent prosecution
  • Patent litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Privacy and data security
  • Communications law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Complex business disputes
  • Technology licensing
  • Outsourcing

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