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Written by Sanjay Beri

I was recently reminded that the term “reseller” agreement can often mean different things to different people.  Misunderstandings about these types of relationships creates the potential for miscommunication and wasted time drafting the wrong terms.

A client recently asked me for a form of reseller agreement
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Written by Mark Radcliffe

Companies are increasingly working cooperatively to develop technology, particularly software programs. One critical issue is the ownership of the resulting intellectual property in the software programs. This decision is complicated because software programs can be protected by multiple forms of intellectual property rights: copyright (works of
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Written by Tara Swaminatha and Aravind Swaminathan

If your company has a Point of Sale (POS) terminal anywhere in its infrastructure, you are no doubt aware from the active media coverage that malware attacks have been plaguing POS systems across the country.

Just within the past week, the New York
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Written by Bahareh Samsami

Many websites use browsewrap terms of use agreements, which say that by virtue of using or making a purchase on the website, the user agrees to those terms of use.  However, the 9th Circuit’s recent opinion raises questions about the enforceability of those agreements.

On August
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Written by Mark Lehberg

We have been working on a number of private company mergers and acquisitions transactions this year where the technology and the intellectual property of the target company (the “Target”) are the key value drivers for the transaction.  It is always surprising when the Target

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DLA Piper’s award-winning global Technology and Sourcing team is pleased to release the newest chapter of the Sourcing Reference Guide, our handbook to conducting successful sourcing transactions.

Chapter 14 looks at termination and Chapter 15 looks at exit management.

To create the complimentary Sourcing Reference Guide, we’ve combined best practices
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Written by Callum Sinclair

The DLA Piper IPT team in Edinburgh has developed an innovative new contract template which they are piloting with selected clients.  The template is an agile software development contract.

Agile methodologies (such as Scrum) are an alternative to more traditional “waterfall” means of software development.  They
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