Specialist technology lawyers who speak your languageIf you spend every day at the cutting edge, in the fast-paced environment of innovation and tech solutions, you don’t want to waste time or money educating your legal team. The technical aspects of your business should be a ‘given’ – your commercial lawyers are there to protect, expand and maximise your opportunities. At Rouse Lawyers, there’s no need to teach us about code or what language or infrastructure you use. Our lawyers are technology specialists; some are even software developers in their own right. And we don’t just talk the talk; it’s part of our ethos to implement the latest technologies in-house. We love a good Trello board here, and automation is our friend. It’s what makes us lean, mean and efficient, as well as putting us in the best possible position to offer expert level solutions.
What can our experienced technology lawyers do for you?How do we know so much about the development world? We keep it close! Aside from our dedication to in-house applications, we’ve worked with clients in areas including:
- web and software development
- mobile device applications
- software as a service
- infrastructure as a service
- website terms and conditions
- integration and platform agreements
- managed services
- cloud hosting services
- privacy and data issues in the online environment
- technology procurement and maintenance
- technology white labelling
- digital advertising
- software licensing and maintenance
- managing major data breaches
- intellectual property protection
- software patents and copyright;
- founder and employee IP assignment, copyright and code
- technology disputes and litigation.
Fee certainty means the only surprise is an outstanding resultWe know software development can be full of surprises but we don’t think your legal costs should be. That’s why we offer fixed fees whenever possible. We provide a number of engagement models to suit different business structures, but they all have one thing in common: whether we are charging a fixed fee or a case-based accurate estimate, you can be sure that you will always have cost certainty.
Rouse Lawyers – not a boiler plate legal teamYour software isn’t boiler plate, your legal team shouldn’t be either. Come speak to the lawyers that will get excited about your projects and want to build a lasting relationship to see you through the cycles of your business. Give us a call, we’d love to hear about your work. Or maybe we will run into each other at the next pitch night in the city?
Team Leader: Matthew Shearing
Matthew Shearing is a technology & business lawyer who joined the Rouse team in 2019. His passion is helping individuals and businesses understand, manage and overcome the challenges of doing business in the digital age.
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Matthew is the founder of the firm and leads the corporate and commercial team. He developed his expertise as a commercial lawyer with some of Australia's largest law firms, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and franchising. Matthew is trusted by his clients to deliver astute and practical advice and to ensure that the Rouse Lawyers team deliver on their promise to offer top tier legal advice, promptly, and with the clients interests, and value, in mind.
Software as a ServicePreparing software development and maintenance contracts for a “fly-through” property software provider supplying the likes of FKP and Mirvac.
Enterprise Technology Commission SchemeDrafting documentation to regulate multi-layered commission models for an enterprise technology company.
Remote DiagnosticsActing for a medical technology company setting up a unique remote diagnostics service.
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“Rouse Lawyers assisted our fast-growing commercial fit-out and building business for around 4 years. We have called upon the firm’s expertise in intellectual property, software development and contract negotiation matters.”
"We consider Rouse part of our team, and highly recommend them"
“Given the nature and size of our clients, we are constantly dealing with the big end of town when it comes to law firms. Matthew’s strategic advice has been utilised in negotiating software development agreements for our 3D interactive rendering engine, structuring our IP, employment matters, recoveries and corporate advice. We consider Rouse part of our team, and highly recommend them as a commercial law firm.”
"We have no hesitation in recommending the firm"
“At Smarterapps, we deal with a lot of new and exciting concepts – legal advice is very important. Having worked with Rouse Lawyers, we have no hesitation in recommending the firm to our own valued clients for the best legal advice and representation possible.”
"The team at Rouse Lawyers has been fantastic."
The team at Rouse Lawyers has been fantastic. As a new technology startup, we had some unique requirements around licensing and partner agreements, trademarking as well as off-shore contractor agreements. Matthew and Patrick have been great to deal with – not only from an advice perspective but also delivering these agreements in a timely manner. Dealing with Rouse Lawyers has allowed us to concentrate on our business knowing the legal side is in good hands.