Since the early 1990’s, the attorneys at Michalsons have been active in advising software developers and companies who rely on software. We have structured and negotiated countless software related agreements for software companies and customers. Our experience covers all facets of the process – from development agreements to software license and support (maintenance) agreements and application service provider (ASP) agreements.
While the vendor community relies heavily on template agreements, Michalsons add substantial value by:
- assisting clients in structuring their relationships,
- protecting their intellectual property rights,
- ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements,
- maximising revenue, and
- generally avoiding unintended consequences which are often ignored or overlooked.
The increasing use of open-source (e.g., GPL) software arrangements, rather than simplifying the process, often places a premium on the use of experienced attorneys in order to address the full spectrum of issues raised by open-source software.