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Atlanta, GA

Theodore Claypoole

Womble Bond Dickinson
Internet Law & Cyber-Security


    As a Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Ted leads the firm’s IP Transaction Team. Ted helps clients manage cybersecurity attacks and fight digital fraud. He helps businesses monetize their data and build data-centric business models. He also negotiates and prepares distribution, branding, software development, hosted application and electronic commerce agreements for all types of companies.

    Ted has served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee in the Business Law Section and as a member of the Business Law Section Council. He edited and co-authored the ABA book The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines, and has recently published second editions of the books Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights and Protecting Your Family and Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? with Theresa Payton. (Order now on Amazon). Ted serves in leadership of the ABA President’s AI Task Force.

    His practice includes media and advertising issues, especially online, mobile platforms and on social networks. He solves legal problems in payment systems and financial data processing. Advising clients on complex intellectual property development and licensing programs, he builds strategic technology and marketing alliances, including the Internet of Things.

    His work for current firm clients includes major financial institutions, colleges and universities, manufacturers and distributors, hardware and microchip manufacturers, software companies, hospitals and health systems, governments and government contractors. Ted has worked as in-house counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America.

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