Software, Hardware, Internet Presence, Programming
When a company develops software, the company sells intellectual property – a license to use that software. Strong license agreements are key to retaining that valuable company asset. With 12 years experience with enforcing licensing agreements for copyrighted materials, Penny can help you protect yours. If you need software licensing agreements as a developer or need help negotiating a license as a reseller or user, Penny can do that for you – usually for a flat fee based on the scope of work you need. If you need EULAs, click wrap and shrink wrap agreements drafted or reviewed, we can help with that. You can further protect this valuable intellectual property by copyright and trademark registrations, state and federal, which is also within my scope of services offered.
Penny’s background includes database development so she is a technology lawyer who understands technology from a deeper perspective than most lawyers, and she can help you wade through the legal language.
Companies who interact with customers through their websites are engaging in interstate commerce and are best served by having terms and conditions that govern this relationship, especially if customers make purchases on line. We can help you, as we’ve helped other companies, create and implement enforceable terms and conditions, which should be contained in a click-through agreement place prior to purchase.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protects you from copyright infringement on the web and criminalizes abuse of digital rights management (DRM). The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) protects your trademark from domain name abuse and guides domain name disputes. Contact me for help in these areas.
New rules governing electronic information in litigation have been developing rapidly over the last fifteen years. If your company needs help developing internal controls to respond to electronic discovery requests and identify relevant ESI (electronically stored information) required by the legal process, we will give you strategic advice based on Penny’s technical knowledge and prior experience doing that for other companies.