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Can Your Software Licensor Compete Against You?

Can Your Software Licensor Compete Against You?When you pay to license an application, you don’t expect the software licensor to compete against you.

Yet that’s what happened in a case involving licensing of telecommunications software.

There was an issue of whether of the licensor had breached the licensing agreement. Or could the licensor be liable under tort law for interference instead.

Now the lesson to learn is that your licensing agreement should be clear about what you can and cannot do.

If you’re a software licensee, you may want to bar the licensor from poaching your customers.

And on the flip side…

If you’re the licensor, you may carve out the ability to tap the same markets as your software licensees,

Of course, you’ll want to have an experienced software lawyer prepare the license.

If you need a software agreement or want one revised, it’s time to talk with Attorney Mike Young.

Mike Young, Esq.

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Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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