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Software Licensing

In a world that continues to rely more and more on technology, the law continues to evolve and adapt in order to meet the ever-changing virtual world. If you’re a business or entrepreneur involved with developing software, it’s important to ensure your software’s terms are legally documented and that your rights are protected when licensing. Working with a software licensing attorney ensures these legal details are covered.

At Hoeg Law, we specialize in working with tech-based companies to ensure all legal grounds are covered with their software and SaaS applications. We pride ourselves as a modern business law firm that understands the legal needs of tech-startups, software companies, and other technology based businesses.

Software Licensing Agreement

Software licensing agreements are agreements between the developer or owner of a software, and it’s end-users. These agreements dictate the terms involved with the use of the software. This includes: how they can use it, where to install it, the number of licenses, rules on modifying, copying, or selling it, etc.

If you’re developing a software application with the intent of licensing or selling it, it’s important to have a software licensing attorney draft a properly written licensing agreement for many reasons. These reasons include:

  • Protection against liability
  • Allowing for the termination of use
  • You can license the software while retaining rights
  • Protection against abuse of your software

At Hoeg Law, we have years of experience working with tech based companies. We’re very familiar with the intricacies involved with properly drafting a software licensing agreement. If you have a software you wish to license/sell, we can help protect you against liability and legally dictate terms to which users can use your application.

A template example of a Software Agreement between two companies

Software As a Service (SaaS)

Software as a service (SaaS) is a delivery model in which software is registered and hosted on a virtual platform for users to purchase the service. The service is generally charged as a monthly or yearly subscription fee. Major examples of SaaS platforms include: Salesforce, Google Apps, etc.

Hoeg law assists entrepreneurs and businesses involved in the tech sector by drafting and reviewing SaaS agreements along with other technology based contracts. These contracts are paramount for avoiding potential lawsuits and ensuring the rules of using your application is legally documented.

In short, SaaS agreements are agreements between the developer of a SaaS application and the end users. These agreements generally include provisions such as:

  • Terms of Service (ToS)
  • Terms and Conditions (T&C)
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Billing Terms
  • Restrictions
  • Warranties

On our law firm’s YouTube channel “Virtual Legality,” we delve into some of the intricacies involved with software/SaaS licensing. In the video below, business law attorney Richard Hoeg, discusses legalities involved in a dispute between developers of the video game The Long Dark, and the large online gaming library Nvidia GeForce Now.

YouTube video of Richard Hoeg discussing the legal disputes with a new video game streaming service "GeForce Now".

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