Technical expertise and legal “tricks of the trade”

A multitude of legal issues may arise during the development and sale of software and other IT products: For instance, it is necessary to prepare and negotiate contracts with programmers and other persons involved in the development, to clarify the admissibility of using existing programme components, and to take into consideration requirements set by the operators of sales platforms, if any (in particular in the context of the marketing of apps). Issues of software maintenance and support (service level agreements) also require clarification.

With a great deal of technical expertise and creative solutions, we will support you in the design and negotiation of all types of contracts from the software and IT sector. We will be at your side when you take decisions on a suitable sales strategy and with regard to marketing issues, and will also defend your rights before the courts, if necessary.

From our practical work:

  • Consultancy services for a company from the software development industry with regard to the requirements for the use of open source software under various licensing models.
  • Representation before the courts of a software company against the accusation of having infringed upon utility patents, within the framework of independent proceedings for the taking of evidence and of injunction proceedings regarding the viewing of the source code, in close cooperation with patent lawyers.
  • Assessment and negotiation of contracts on the sale of applications (apps) for mobile devices via various online platforms (Apple AppStore, Andriod Market etc.)

Your contacts:
Dr. Martin Schippan,
Bernhard Buchner,
Dr. Tim Kraft,