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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.  

Agreement Negotiation

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:

  • Proprietary rights for buyer and seller
  • Rights licensed from third parties
  • Ongoing technology development projects
  • Ongoing outsourcing agreements
  • License transferability
  • Compliance with privacy and data security requirements

Software and Licensing Disputes

We regularly assist our clients in software license negotiations and litigate those matters when disputes arise.


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