SaaS Attorney Columbus – Ohio Software Licensing Lawyer

Rest assured, when you say you’re proficient with Python, our Columbus, Ohio SaaS contracts attorney won’t think you’re super into reptiles.

From API and JSON issues to programming with Ruby or Python to the Agile or Waterfall methodologies, our Columbus, Ohio SaaS law firm has experience working with a range of technologies and software companies. Our firm’s software attorneys advise software clients on legal aspects associated with software development and commercialization, including user experience design (UX) and user interface design (UI), the Open Source Initiative and open-source licenses, and intellectual property protection and licensing.

SaaS Lawyer Columbus Ohio

If you have never worked with a Columbus, Ohio SaaS attorney, writing your own software as a services agreements and contracts can be time consuming and intimidating. At our firm, we work closely with our startup clients to structure protective but easy-to-use agreements that assist in generating new business, maintaining existing client relationships, and when necessary, outlining rights and remedies for when software agreement breaches arise.

When working with the software provider we advise on the full range of SaaS concerns. This can include user interface issues such as access credentials, authentication, security obligations, and scope of authorized users. We also assist in addressing service issues such as scheduled downtime, service level agreements, service failures, data backup, suspension or termination of SaaS agreements and user accounts, and customer limitations regarding software use.

Properly structuring payment and invoicing provisions can be crucial for a good SaaS agreement. We advise software companies on subscription, annual, and other fee arrangements, fee increases, development expenses, domestic and international taxes, and remedies for slow or non-payment.

Our Columbus, Ohio software licensing lawyer also works with customers and clients who are negotiating SaaS contracts. We help customers with intellectual property rights, service level credits, source code escrow subcontracting and personnel requirements, milestones and acceptance testing procedures and rights, support services, maintenance, corrective action plans, data breaches, and contract termination.

Software Attorney Columbus Ohio

Our Columbus, Ohio software licensing attorney also counsels both software companies and customers on software development and software licensing agreements. We help address key licensing and development issues such as open-source components and third-party materials and licenses, statements of work, development specifications, project plans, testing periods, and change orders.

Intellectual property rights in licensing and development contracts can be crucial for all parties. We assist with licensing of developer background technology, the use and license of customer data, license restrictions, termination of specific licenses, and scope of confidential and proprietary information.

Additionally, we advise on warranties and limitation of liability. This can include addressing express and implied warranties, such as the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Other times, this can include creating a ceiling on liability and carefully crafting the scope of indemnification and indemnification rights.

We also advise on:

  • Delivery testing and acceptance testing
  • Defining milestones and delivery schedules
  • Third-party materials
  • Licensing intellectual property
  • Open-source components
  • Open-source licenses, including the GNU General Public License and the GNU Lesser General Public License
  • USCO software copyrights and depositing source code with trade secrets
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Limitation of liability and warranties
  • Clickwrap agreements and browsewrap agreements
  • Negotiating subscription pricing and fixed fee pricing
  • Service level agreements (SLAs) and service level failures
  • Background technology and pre-existing rights
  • Data security and privacy and data backup
  • Direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, lost profits damages, and punitive damages
  • Subcontractors and subcontracting
  • Software licensing and joint development agreements
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements
  • Master software development agreements
  • End user license agreements (EULAs)

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