About Me

Technology is a part of the lifeblood of virtually every business today. More than ever before, businesses need a lawyer who understands both business AND technology. Tom Kulik is rapidly becoming a leading technology lawyer and commentator as a Partner in Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., based in the firm’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. As a former computer systems engineer, he has developed a unique understanding of how technology and intellectual property assets influence business. Navigating the increasingly turbulent waters churned by the intersection of law, business and technology, he is a trusted outside counsel to businesses, helping clients maximize the value of the intellectual capital they know they have, and unlock the ideas and technology they have yet to uncover.

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Areas of Practice

As a business and technology lawyer, Tom’s practice spans a wide range of practice areas that span the intersection of law, business and technology. Whether your business is a funded startup seeking to grow beyond its seed capital, or a Fortune 500 business in need of targeted expertise, Tom’s experience and practical approach make him a formidable outside counsel for your business. Additionally, Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. offers a full suite of commercial legal services. Visit www.solidcounsel.com to learn more.

Technology Transactions

With intellectual property comprising a significant portion of corporate assets, the development, protection, licensing and disposition of such assets has become a paramount concern to corporations. As a former award-winning computer systems engineer, Tom has extensive experience in the evaluation, acquisition, development and protection of intellectual property portfolios, helping clients structure, negotiate, document and close […]

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Cloud Computing & Information Technology

The lower costs of microprocessing power and memory capacity combined with ever-growing telecommunications capabilities have shifted the decades-old paradigm for computing infrastructure from brick-and-mortar into the ‘cloud”. Navigating the legal considerations involving cloud-based platforms and services, however, requires a unique understanding of their operation and the various laws governing them. As a regular speaker and […]

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Internet, E-Commerce & Social Media

The advent of social media and its explosion on the Internet has introduced novel challenges to companies both online and offline. From mobile device applications to the acquisition, handling and disclosure of personal information derived from behavioral marketing, Tom regularly assists companies in leveraging their Internet and social media presence to maximize its potential while […]

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Data Security & Privacy

With increased technological capability comes increased responsibility for the protection of data from unauthorized access and use. In fact, the security of corporate and personal information from internal and external threats has never been more paramount. Leveraging his technology background, Tom works with a team of colleagues and outside experts in a multidisciplinary approach to […]

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Trademarks & Branding

When protecting, and maintaining your brand both online and offline, you need an experienced practitioner that is skilled, knowledgeable, and who understand the steps companies need to take to protect their brand identity. With over 20 years of trademark experience, Tom provides a full service trademark practice, from initial clearance of trademarks to the filing […]

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Technotainment

Entertainment content is no longer limited to traditional media – it is rapidly expanding into new and evolving digital outlets. From legacy print and broadcast outlets to cutting-edge streaming media providers, Tom has experience assisting corporate and celebrity clients in bringing original or licensed content to the digital and mobile marketplace, whether through traditional media […]

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Latest Posts

PRESS: “Attorneys Beware” Ethics & the Cloud Post Republished in February Issue of the Texas Bar Journal

I am blessed that the Texas Bar Journal reprinted my blog post on the ethical issues surrounding attorney use of cloud-based services in this year’s February issue! My original post set forth my observations about how attorneys’ use of cloud-based services, (such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote, to name a few) may leave attorneys […]

Dear President Trump: 3 Recommendations To “Help Make America’s IP Great Again”…

Given the recent inauguration of our 45th president, I have found myself wondering about the incoming administration and how it will fare given the multitude of issues it must face. While large swaths of the population believe that President Trump will make good on his many campaign promises, many Americans harbor questions about the policies […]

Technology and the Law: 3 Issues to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

This past year was an exciting (if not troubling) one for technology and the law – from the multiple Yahoo breaches to newly-emerging DDoS botnet attacks to allegations of foreign hacking to interfere with the US election, 2016 did not disappoint.  As technology continues to outpace the laws addressing it, here are 3 things to […]

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