Software and Open Source Licenses
KPPB drafts and reviews software technology license agreements for clients who are either granting or securing rights both within the U.S. and abroad. With the ever-increasing challenges and issues presented by the Internet, e-commerce, social media and freeware it is imperative to control the use of products with thoughtful licensing terms, warranties, indemnities, damages disclaimers and limitations of liability.
A dominating market trend in the software industry is the growing migration to open source software. While software companies continue to issue premium products under proprietary licenses, many are also adopting open source product development and distribution models.
Whether clients choose proprietary or open source licensing, KPPB can advise and develop the conditions that govern its use and distribution. We match clients' business goals with an appropriate IP strategy for exploiting new technology, including advice on open source software matters, counsel on potential license liability and creation of copyleft licenses, dual licenses and academic licenses.