Software Licensing and Outsourcing
In today’s business climate, all companies face increasingly complex privacy and security regulations related to information systems licensing, information communications technology and outsourcing relationships. Waller lawyers help a broad spectrum of businesses throughout the United States, including manufacturers, financial institutions and five of the largest investor-owned healthcare companies, navigate the complexities of information technology, intellectual property and evolving federal regulations.
Our attorneys have assisted clients with development and implementation of strategies for deployment and management of complex information systems and technology transactions with values ranging up to $2 billion. The depth and breadth of our experience provides clients with a critical advantage when evaluating the technology components of their strategic plans.
Clients across a variety of industries lean on our IP attorneys for advice related to software license agreements between licensors, licensees, buyers, sellers, and third-party hardware, software and service providers. Our IP attorneys represent clients in negotiating software development and outsourcing arrangements and ancillary agreements. When creating and negotiating outsourcing or subcontracting agreements, we consider SaaS and platform as a service, as well as data storage and professional services for development projects. On ancillary agreements, we consider maintenance and support, related professional services, information security agreements, hardware acquisition and data rights/exploitation agreements.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Clients rely on our intellectual property and information technology experience for due diligence in M&A matters. We offer experience and practical insight to the tasks of evaluating complex transactions involving the transfer of critical intellectual property rights, including:
Software and Licensing Disputes
We regularly assist our clients in software license negotiations and litigate those matters when disputes arise.
Represent HCA, Inc. in a variety of intellectual property matters, including software licensing and information system analysis related to its transactions.
Represented RCCH HealthCare Partners' EASTAR Health System in its acquisition by Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee.
Advised Ascend Management Innovations in its acquisition by MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS).