Because software licensing is integral to almost all businesses, attorneys and contract professionals who specialize in software licensing have seen a steady growth in business. Software Licensing will explore the drafting and negotiation of software license agreements. We will engage in pragmatic drafting and negotiation exercises throughout the semester which will provide valuable skills for your careers. We will learn about the contractual and intellectual property underpinnings of software-related agreements, including contract information, license grants, ownership, acceptance, confidentiality, breach, warranties, warranty waivers, damages, limitations of liability, remedies and much more. We will also learn how business decisions and litigation concerns will impact your role as an effective software contract negotiator and drafter. Most classes will also feature an attorney or business person who drafts and negotiates software licenses on a regular basis.
- Course Number: IP-0153
- Credits: 2
- Course Format: Lecture
- Eligibility: Open to all students.
- Final examination: 100%
- Midterm examination: -
- Class prep. and participation: -
- Research paper: -
- Regular submissions/quizzes: -
- Other (see syllabus): -