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Software Development, Licensing & Distribution

The CH& Software Development, Licensing & Distribution practice brings together a variety of practices to successfully address the special needs of companies who deal in computer software and hardware transactions.

This team is comprised of key members from a number of our practice groups, including Intellectual Property, Corporate Finance and Litigation. More importantly, beyond the legal skills that each team member offers, each brings significant hands-on industry experience, sound business judgment, and the ability to leverage the skills and experience of all of our attorneys to collectively provide our clients with the best legal service available.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Licensing and Worldwide Distribution
  • Cloud Computing Arrangements
  • ASPs and Services Bureau Models
  • OEM Arrangements; Export Control Issues
  • Software Development and Consulting
  • Maintenance and Support Agreements
  • Manufacture and Worldwide Distribution of Hardware
  • Technology Transfers and Source Code Escrows
  • Formation and Financing of Software Businesses
  • Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Protection
  • Co-branding and Affiliate Licensing Programs
  • Online Marketing and Product Distribution
  • Employee Invention and Noncompete Agreements
  • Governmental Procurement
  • Research & Collaboration Agreements
  • Outsourcing Arrangements

Attorneys in the Software Development, Licensing & Distribution group have represented clients in the following transactions:

  • Negotiated game distribution agreements for mobile gaming company
  • Advised clients and negotiated agreements relating to technology transactions, including agreements relating to software licensing, distribution, production, development, and software as a service