Software Licensing

Software licenses are generally copyright licenses that also include general, technical, and other clauses. Because of the technical nature of how software can be used, there are new license models being created frequently with varying degrees of complexity. Licensing agreements can stand on their own like an End-User License Agreement or be embedded in a complex Master Services Agreement, among other varying structures. Our software licensing lawyers can help create the proper license agreement to mitigate the risks of the transaction.

It seems as though no two software licenses agreements are exactly alike. This is because no two computer programs operate the same, and the users may have different requirements as well. Licensing issues can occur when software is bought, sold, used, accessed, copied, modified, stored, distrubuted, etc. Our software licensing attorneys are experienced with software license agreement in many forms.

Software licesenses are used by software publishers to convey certain rights to its customers. Additionally, there is often a creative list of limitations that follows any software license that may greatly restrict the use of the software. 

Licensing can protect all of the parties by clearly documenting the uses, limitations, and intended purposes of the software. Business that enter into software license agreements should seek to understand the terms even if not necessarily in a position to bargain because failure to comply with the terms may carry financial and legal consequences for non-compliance or breach of the agreement. 

Software licensing lawyers at Kirkpatrick Law have experience reviewing, drafting, revising, and negotiating software licensing agreements for many companies from the start-up company to large enterprises. Many clients that hire our software licensing attorneys to review licensing agreements are often shocked to discover what has been incorporated into an agreement before our review and how it can impact the company if not dealt with properly. 

Our software licensing lawyers strive to explain licensing agreements to you in plain English, identify legal issues and business risks, and provide guidance on how to proceed. We also have experience in revising even the most complex technology agreements including cloud-based solutions, software development, and blended solutions. 

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