Software Licensing

Software licensing has long been an area of concentration for the law firm. Issues encountered include, by way of example:

  • Negotiating licenses with municipalities
  • Negotiating (or re-negotiating) licenses with large commercial entities such as banks with special regulatory requirements
  • Source code escrow agreements and purchase options
  • Implications of use of so-called ‘open source’ source code
  • Maintenance and support obligations under a license
  • Negotiation of exclusive licenses