Curtis Capeling


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For more than 25 years, Curtis Capeling has focused on assisting clients in the strategic protection and commercialization of their intellectual property assets and rights. He advises start-up and emerging private companies, as well as public companies in a wide variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, consumer products, media and professional services. His practice includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising clients in merger and acquisition and capital formation transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, technology transfer and capital formation transactions.
  • Intellectual Property Transactions – Negotiating agreements to develop, share and exploit intellectual property, including joint ventures and strategic alliances and development and licensing transactions; assisting with intellectual property portfolio development.
  • Technology Agreements – Preparing agreements related to software and technology service transactions, including license, development and implementation transactions and SaaS transactions; managing matters related to internet-based businesses, such as content acquisition, privacy policies, terms of use and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Curtis was a shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.


International Technology Law Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

American Health Law Association (AHLA)