Software & Mask Work Licenses

Software licenses have come a long way since the earliest days of computing and yet, licensees still tend to complain about the same problems as have arisen for decades: scope of use limitations, pricing, maintenance and intellectual property rights. The rise of wildly varying open source licenses (few of which have been tested in court), alternative pricing regimes and vendor failures, coupled with increased reliance upon software for mission critical applications, has increased both the risks and the potential rewards associated with software. Sensitivity to the reasonable expectations of vendors, sublicensors, distributors and users is essential to the negotiation of sound software licenses.

Representative transactions:

  • 3D object viewing
  • Accounting
  • Asset management
  • Banking
  • Capital markets risk management
  • Chip fabrication process control
  • Data acquisition
  • Document feeding/handling
  • Energy billing & customer care
  • Enterprise content management
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Enterprise security measurement
  • Hedge fund analysis
  • Image analysis
  • Investment fund management
  • Judicial docket management
  • Loan servicing
  • Managed health care billing
  • Manufacturing
  • Media auditing
  • Medical device control - mask works
  • Microfinance
  • Mortgage structuring
  • Network content management/distribution/delivery
  • Network content routing/tagging
  • Payphone management
  • Satellite imagery
  • Smart cards
  • Stock transaction processing
  • Streaming video control
  • Treasury
  • Trust management
  • Videoconferencing


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