Software Development Agreement – Who Really Owns The Intellectual Property?

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Whether you’re a developer or a client, one of the most important things to cover in your software development agreement is who owns what intellectual property (IP) rights. Surprisingly, most developers and their clients either don’t know or having conflicting views on the subject. Imagine you’re a client that’s just…

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Gentleman’s Agreement: How to Avoid Getting Screwed

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Whether by handshake or an email that says “It’s a deal,” business owners often get into legal trouble because of a gentleman’s agreement (a.k.a. gentlemen’s agreement). What is a Gentleman’s Agreement? “A gentleman’s agreement is an agreement which is not an agreement, made between two people neither of whom are…

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Nondisclosure Agreement: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality

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A federal judge in California is letting a civil lawsuit proceed against Oculus founder Palmer Luckey for alleged breach of a nondisclosure agreement (NDA). Total Recall Technologies (a Hawaiian partnership) claims that Luckey agreed to build 3D virtual reality glasses for the company pursuant to a written “non-disclosure, exclusivity, and…

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Software Developer Nondisclosure Agreement: 5 Issues to Cover

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If you’re developing an app, you can benefit from having a signed software developer nondisclosure agreement (NDA) when dealing with clients and competitors. For example, in a recent lawsuit, a software developer claimed that its rival engaged in misconduct, including breach of a nondisclosure agreement. The jury agreed and awarded…

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Software Development Agreement: 10 Issues to Cover

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If you’re a software developer, you’ll want to protect yourself by having a customized software development agreement that’s designed specifically for your business. Why? If you “borrow” someone else’s contract to use with your clients, chances are you’re (a) not fully protecting yourself and (b) you’re committing copyright infringement because…

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