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Software License Checklist for Licensees: 20 Issues to Consider

When entering into licenses for commercially available, off-the-shelf software products, it is common to use the “vendor’s paper” for contracting, according to a post on Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Tech & Sourcing blog.

“Using the vendor’s paper does not mean that the contract shouldn’t be reviewed and negotiated to ensure that key issues are addressed,” point out Barbara Murphy and Eric J. Pennesi.

In part 1 of the article, they discuss license types, use within the enterprise and by third parties, divestitures and acquisitions, nonproduction use, the right to relocate or change users, use outside the United States, the obligation to support, rights to successor products, payments and escalators for renewal terms.

A link on the article takes the reader to part 2 of the discussion.

Read the article.

 

 

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