Software Licensing

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf lawyers regularly counsel clients on software licensing issues and transactions. Our clients include both licensors and licensees in many different segments of the software industry ranging from the EDA tools used to design integrated circuits, to educational software used by college students across the country, to web browsers for mobile phones. We have extensive experience with the issues that frequently arise in complex licensing arrangements, including those relating to exclusive licenses, rights in source code, free and open source software, escrow arrangements, bankruptcy, and creation of derivative works. We routinely work on licensing transactions for software to be used within a company’s infrastructure as well as software as a service, cloud computing, outsourcing and other hosted arrangements. We also assist clients on software issues that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Clients

  • Blackboard Software
  • Opera Software
  • Synopsys