Larsen Law offers full-spectrum technology legal services for a wide variety of industries. Susan Larsen has multiple advanced degrees that contribute to the provision of reliable, pragmatic, effective legal services including software licensing, transactional, enterprise agreements, and review, negotiation, drafting of standard and non-standard contracts.
Technology legal services include many different forms of agreements, licenses, and arrangements and can include software licensing, End User agreements, developer agreements, as well as a host of other items in almost every industry. New and emerging products may continue to mandate additional or alternate considerations, especially in light of the global expansion of personal privacy rights set forth thus far and those yet to come. Some uses of existing technologies may need to be curbed or altered in light of federal or international privacy regulations, such as SMS was with HIPAA.
Software licensing is a major component of technology law and there are as many variables in licensing agreements as there are software products. Considerations for your next software licensing agreement, updates or changes thereto, and thoughtful alternatives to someone else’s software agreement are addressed in more detail on the software licensing page.
End User agreements tended to be fairly standard fair, whether or not they worked well for the businesses supporting them. That is no longer the case and companies are wielding their preferences and mandates in new and ever more creative ways.
Developer agreements can come in different forms and can cover different types of technology development. They may include a website developer agreement, one for specific and unique software code to serve a specific function for a specific situation, there are software development agreements for those with an idea, but don’t know how to code, and there are joint development agreements, between companies, designed to bring products to fruition.
Technology transfer in the United States takes place primarily via licensing agreements, however, sometimes joint ventures or partnerships are created to further explore the possibilities of, or potentially further development of, the end product or service. Many times, a company with a core competency in one tech area may need the additional input and feedback from a company with a core competency in an alternate field to be able to complete and finalize the product(s) or service(s) created. An example of this may be medical scheduling software, where the software developer needs input and feedback from a physician’s office or hospital to be able to accurately complete the software, and bring it to market, in a meaningful way. Once finalized, the software could be a stand-alone product or perhaps an add-on module to an existing product or product line.