Software Development Agreements
If you are a software developer that creates custom software for customers, you will need a Software Development Agreement. A Software Development Agreement is an agreement between you and the customer and defines the expectations of each party. For example, it contains detailed information including: product specifications, the terms of payment to the software developer, software development methods (waterfall, Agile, or a combination) and many other provisions that are vital to a successful software development endeavor.
If you provide a website or a mobile app, you will need End-User Agreements. These agreements describe the rights and responsibilities of both you (as the technology provider) and the user. Examples are:
- Terms and Conditions
- Privacy Policies
If you provide software that is typically transferred through B2B transactions, you will require a Licensing Agreement. A Licensing Agreement is an End-User Agreement but it is more complex and comprehensive than the ones listed above. Some examples of licensing options include:
- Exclusive vs. non-exclusive
- Perpetual vs. subscription term
- Worldwide vs. limited to a specific geographical area
- On premises (On-prem) vs. hosted data
- Software installed on a user-based server vs. in the cloud (SaaS)
Software Distributor Agreements
If you provide software and you want to allow someone else to distribute that software, you will need a Software Distributor Agreement. This agreement grants the right to distribute the software to others. Examples of Software Distributor Agreements include:
- OEM Agreements
- White Label Agreements
- Rebranding Agreements
- Co-branding Agreements
IT Services Agreements
If you provide IT services to others, you will need IT Services Agreements. IT Services Agreements include:
- Master Services Agreements
- Work Orders
Technology Contract Review
Depending on the situation, you may not need a technology contract drafted but the other party may present one to you as part of a business transaction. To protect your best interests, you should have me review this contract before agreeing to it.
An EHR (Electronics Health Record) contract is a specific type of technology contract used in the healthcare industry. The Tech Law Firm will review the terms of your EHR agreement and help you negotiate.
If you own a business, a valuable part of your intellectual property is the name of your business and your logo. I will file a trademark for you to make sure no one else can use the same name or logo for a competing business.