About Silicon Valley Privacy Law Blog: SaaS & Data Privacy Law Firm Prinz Law Office; SaaS & Data Privacy Lawyer Kristie Prinz

ABOUT PRIVACY LAW FIRM PRINZ LAW OFFICE

The Prinz Law Office is a global software, technology & life sciences business law firm which provides technical IP and business law advice across a variety of fields of practice in the technology and life sciences industries, including SaaS and Software Licensing Transactions; Technology Transactions; Life Sciences and Biotech Transactions; Health Tech Transactions; Information Technology and HaaS Transactions; Tech, Patent, Content Licensing; Data Privacy; Data Licensing & Use; Trademark & Copyright Registration and Licensing; and Internet Transactions. The firm routinely works with marketing professionals, software developers, authors, coaches, entrepreneurs, inventors, professionals, start-ups, and mid-market software companies, in the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, the U.S. and across the globe. The firm also has built a niche practice providing high-level technology and IP transactions advice to outside general counsel representing technology start-ups and small businesses.

The firm has offices in Silicon Valley near downtown San Jose, San Francisco, Orange County near Irvine, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

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ABOUT PRIVACY LAWYER KRISTIE PRINZ

The Silicon Valley Privacy Law Blog is authored by Founder of The Prinz Law Office, Kristie Prinz.

Kristie’s practice focuses on providing legal services related to SaaS, software and intellectual property licensing, privacy, tech transactions, health tech & digital health transaction matters. A strong focus of Kristie’s practice is in working with companies in the software and SaaS industries, both on the high tech and the life sciences/health tech fields of practice.

Prior to launching The Prinz Law Office, Kristie was in the licensing group of the highly regarded New York-based intellectual property firm of Pennie & Edmonds LLP in Palo Alto, California. Kristie started her legal career in Atlanta, GA.

Kristie is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Georgia.

Consulting & Coaching

In addition to her legal practice, Kristie now offers consulting and coaching services to lawyers and law firms. Her consulting and coaching practice focuses on career and business development strategies and techniques.

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Negotiating SaaS Agreements in an Uncertain Economy,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, April 20, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Negotiating Development Agreements in an Uncertain Economy, ” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, April 13, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Negotiating Master Service Agreements in an Uncertain Economy, ” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, April 6, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships,” The Prinz Law Office, Upcoming Webinar, March 31, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, March 23, 2020.
  • Speaker, “Drafting & Negotiating SaaS Contracts: Best Practices for University Tech Transfer Offices, Tech Transfer Central, Webinar, December 10, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Legal Developments Impacting the Software Industry 2019, The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, November 21, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, October 8, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, August 9, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Drafting Software Hosting Agreements: Service Availability, Performance, Data Security, Other Key Provisions” Strafford Publications, Webinar, July 25, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, May 6, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Drafting Master Service Agreements & Managing the Service Relationship,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, March 8, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts & Managing SaaS Customer Relationships,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, February 19, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, February 8, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, October 26, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, June 11, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Drafting Software Hosting Agreements for ASP and SaaS,” myLawCLE, Webcast, March 11, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, February 21, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Drafting Software Hosting Agreements: Service Availability, Performance, Data Security, Other Key Provisions” Strafford Publications, Webinar, January 23, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, January 17, 2018.
  • Speaker,“Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts that Reduce the Customer Sales Cycle & Avoid Disputes,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, October 26, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Agreements,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, September 12, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests,” Stafford Publications, Webinar, August 8, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Best Practices for Drafting SaaS Contracts that Reduce the Customer Sales Cycle & Avoid Disputes,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, March 24, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Service Level Agreement Key Terms,” Stafford Publications, Webinar, December 21, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Agreements,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, December 19, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Agreements,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, September 9, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Agreements,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, May 6, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Agreements,” Clear Law Institute, Webinar, February 25, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Services Agreements,“ Clear Law Institute, Webinar, November 2, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts: Guidance for Corporate and Technology Counsel for Structuring Effective SaaS Agreements ” Strafford Publications, Webinar, September 8, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Negotiating License Agreements with Start-Ups,”  Certified Patent Valuation Analyst Program, Webinar,  July 31, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Blog Law Developments,” Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association, Holder’s Country Inn Cupertino, October 10, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Licensing Tactics for University TTOs: How to Turn the Tables on Corporate Negotiators,” Webinar, May 31, 2011.
  • Speaker, “What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About the Legal Risks of Blogging,” NAWBO Silicon Valley 5 o’clock Seminar, November 17, 2009.
  • Speaker, “What Companies Need to Know About the Legal Risks of Blogging,” The Prinz Law Office, Webinar, September 9, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Secrets to Launching an Effective Blog to Promote Your Business,” Prinz Law Management Consulting, Webinar, August 26, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Developments and Trends in Blog Law,” State Bar of California Business Section, Cyberspace Committee, Teleconference, July 7, 2009.
  • Panelist, “Starting a Solo Practice,” J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Palo Alto, CA, April 23, 2009.
  • Panelist, “Rethinking the Boilerplate—How the Business Lawyer Should Address Data Issues in Standard Commercial Agreements,” Business Law Section Meeting, American Bar Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 17, 2009.
  • Panelist, “Social and Professional Online Networking: Just What is Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, et.al?” Business Law Section Meeting, American Bar Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 16, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Employee Blogs and Websites: Protect Yourself Against the Business and Legal Risks When Workers Go Online,” American Features Syndicate teleconference, August 1, 2008.
  • Speaker, “Employee Blogs and Websites: Protect Yourself Against the Business and Legal Risks When Workers Go Online,” American Features Syndicate Teleconference, July 15, 2008.
  • Speaker, “IP Panel Presentation on Biotech/ Pharma Processes,” PepTalk, Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, January 11, 2008.
  • Speaker, “Who is Watching Out for Your In-House Career: How a Professional Coach Can Help You Gain the Edge,” Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Chicago, October, 31, 2007.
  • Speaker, “Verizon v. Vonage and Sprint v. Vonage: A Tale of Two Patent Infringement Cases and Their Impact on the VoIP Industry,” State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Anaheim, September 29, 2007.
  • Moderator, “Ethical Issues in Deployment of VoIP Systems: Client Record Gathering and Voice & Data Storage,” ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 11, 2007.
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments in Blog Law,” State Bar of California, Business Section Cyberspace Committee, Silicon Valley Capital Club, San Jose, June 14, 2007.
  • Panelist, “Understanding the Acquisitions Process: How to Use the Sale and Purchase of Assets to Grow Your Business, “ Silicon Valley Capital Club Speaker Business Forum Luncheon, San Jose, May 24, 2007.
  • Speaker, “Hottest Topics in Cyberspace: Cyberinsurance, Blogs, and On-Line Advertising,” Section Education Institute, State Bar of California, Claremont Resort and Spa, Berkeley, January 20, 2007.
  • Panelist, “Understanding the Acquisitions Process: How to Use the Sale and Purchase of Assets to Grow Your Business, “ Sunnyvale Rotary Club, November 7, 2006.
  • Panelist, “Patent Protection/IP Strategy”, “2006 WTC Catalyst Program Life Sciences”, (Palo Alto), September 15, 2006.
  • Panelist, “Understanding the Acquisitions Process: How to Use the Sale and Purchase of Assets to Grow Your Business, “ National Association of Women Business Owners, Silicon Valley Chapter (San Jose), July 18, 2006.
  • Panelist, “Who is Watching Out for Your In-House Career: How a Professional Coach Can Help You Gain the Edge,” Association of Corporate Counsel–America San Francisco Bay Chapter, May 25, 2006.
  • Program Chair, “Changing Face of Telecommunication (VOIP, WiFi),” International Technology Law Association, 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting and World Conference (San Francisco), May 5, 2006.
  • Panelist, “The Art of Telling Your Story Workshop,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce/ National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Technology Program (San Jose), September 7, 2005.
  • Panelist, “IP Reps and Warranties Gone Wrong: Avoid Potholes in the Business Transaction,” ABA Business Section Meeting (Nashville), April 2, 2005.
  • Panelist, “Strategies for Modifying Electronic Standard-Form Agreements and Policies,” ABA Business Section Meeting (Nashville), April 1, 2005.
  • Speaker, “Protecting & Exploiting Software Conference,” Law Seminars International (San Francisco), August 5–6, 2004.
  • Panelist, “What You Need to Know about CAN-SPAM,” Santa Clara Bar Association and the California State Bar Cyberspace Committee (Palo Alto), June 8, 2004.

Media Appearances

  • Interview, IP Watchdog, “Waymo v. Uber: A Gordion Knot Gets Tighter,” Derek Handova, June, 2017.
  • Interview, World Trademark Review, “Responsive PR is a Must When Media Cries ‘Trademark Bully’,” September, 2014.
  • Interview, Technology Transfer Tactics, “Do Poster Presentations Jeopardize Your TTO’s Commercialization Efforts?” January, 2010.
  • Interview, TheSciTechLawyer, Scitech Profile, Clara Cottrell, Winter 2010.
  • Interview, IP Society Video Blog, Patrick Reilly, September, 2010.
  • Interview, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, “Patent Reform Battle Pits Biotech Against High-Tech,” March 6, 2009.
  • Interview, California Lawyer, Jeanette Borzo, “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Blogosphere,” May 1, 2008.
  • Featured in America’s Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine, October 1, 2007.
  • Interview, Dow Jones, John Letzing, “Lawmakers Take Aim at Patent Speculators,” September 7, 2007.
  • Interview, Dow Jones, John Letzing, “Speculator of Mundane Patents Casts a Long Shadow,” September 7, 2007.
  • Interview, CNN Radio, Rahul Bali, U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit’s Ruling in AT & T Mobility, LLC v. National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., August 14, 2007.
  • Interview, Sky Radio, Dennis Michael, Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Affecting the Biotech Industry,” June 26, 2007.
  • Interview, LexBlog, Rob LaGatta“Five Questions,” June 25, 2007.
  • Interview, American Public Media, Steve Tripoli, “Nuts & Bolts: The Basics of Building a Small Business,” June 20, 2007.
  • Interview, CNN Radio, Rahul Bali, AT & T Mobility, LLC v. National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc , June 18, 2007.
  • Interview, Dow Jones, John Letzing, “Tech Companies Pile on Patents, Complain About Clutter,” March 28, 2007.
  • Interview, Dow Jones, John Letzing, “Microsoft, Google Differ in Farming for Young Hearts and Minds, February 16, 2007.
  • Interview, ABA Journal eReport, G.M. Filisko, “A Different Foley Fracas: Foley & Lardner Agrees to Modify Brand to Settle Trademark Suit with Foley Hoag,” October 20, 2006.
  • Interview, BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report, Wendy Leibowitz “Open Source Issues Challenge Lawyers; Software Registration Rules May Be Revisited,” April 6, 2005

Education

Kristie is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee, where she received her J.D. in 1998, and a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where she received a B.A summa cum laude in Political Science and Spanish in 1995. She also studied as an undergraduate student at the Universidad de Nebrissenssis in Madrid, Spain in 1993.

Business and Legal Affiliations

Kristie has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations during her legal career. Kristie currently serves as Social Media Chair of VC Taskforce and in the San Jose II chapter of ProVisors, where she is active in the Silicon Valley Mergers & Acquisitions Affinity Group, the Silicon Valley Lawyers Affinity Group, and the East Bay Lawyers Affinity Group. Her past service includes the Executive Committee of the High Tech Section of the Santa Clara Bar Association and the Programs Committee of the Science Technology Section of the American Bar Association, the Advisory Board of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners Silicon Valley Chapter, serving as Chair of the Programs and VOIP Committees of the Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association, serving as co-chair of the Telecom and Intellectual Property Subcommittee for the California State Bar’s Cyberspace Committee of the Business Section, and serving as Copyright Licensing Subcommittee Chair for the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. Kristie’s other service includes serving on the Cyberspace Committee of the Business Section of the American Bar Association, the Corporate IP Management and Copyright Committees for the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Fundraising Committee for the Entrepreneurs’ Network in Santa Clara, and the Life Sciences and Entrepreneur Venture Catalyst Program planning committees for the Women’s Technology Cluster in San Francisco, CA.

Publications

In addition to authoring the Silicon Valley Privacy & Security Law Blog, Kristie also authors three other blogs: the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog, and the California Biotech Law Blog. Kristie is the author of Unlocking the Secrets to Executive Coaching published in the Women Lawyers Coaching published in the Women Lawyers Journal in Summer, 2005 and the co-author of When a Business Begins a Blog: It’s Easy but Is It Safe? published in the Business Law Today, Volume 16, Number 3, January-February 2007 and the Ruling Brings to Light DMCA’s Broad Scope published in the New York Law Journal on June 9, 2003. She also has written for the weekly “Ask a Lawyer” intellectual property column published on www.lawyers.com.

Background

Kristie is originally from the State of Tennessee.

Contact

Kristie can be contacted directly at kprinz@prinzlawoffice.com

For more information about The Prinz Law Office or Founder/Author Kristie Prinz, please check out the The Prinz Law Office’s website at  www.prinzlawoffice.com. You can also read about her consulting & coaching services at www.virtualrainmaker.com.