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Software Law Blog Publisher The Prinz Law Office and Author Kristie Prinz

The Prinz Law Office is SaaS, technology transactions, health tech, & IP licensing boutique law firm based in Silicon Valley, California which represents clients in the high tech, life sciences, & Internet sectors, including such practice niches as practice areas as patent licensing; software licensing and software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) transactions; information technology, hardware, and hardware-as-a-service (“HaaS”) transactions; technology transactions; data licensing and use transactions; life sciences transactions, including biotech and pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical technology transactions; health technology transactions; and content licensing.   The firm routinely works with marketing professionals, software developers, authors, coaches, entrepreneurs, inventors, professionals, start-ups, small to mid-sized software and SaaS businesses, both in the U.S. and across the globe.

The firm recently opened a Los Angeles, and Orange County, and a San Diego location to better serve Southern California-based clients, as well as an Atlanta, Georgia office to cater to Southeastern clients.


The Silicon Valley Software Law Blog is authored by Founder of The Prinz Law Office, Kristie Prinz.   JEL28958-Prinz, Kristie

Kristie’s practice focuses on providing legal services related to SaaS, intellectual property licensing, tech transactions, & health tech 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 opening her own firm, 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.


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.


In addition to authoring the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, Kristie also authors two other blogs: the California Biotech Law Blog and the Silicon Valley IP Licensing 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


Kristie is originally from the State of Tennessee.

For more information about The Prinz Law Office or Founder/Author Kristie Prinz, please check out the biography section of our website at

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