Software & SaaS
Unparalleled experience advising buyers, developers and providers of software products and SaaS services
Buffeted by the rolling waves of tech innovation, it’s easy to forget that IP rights in computer software underpin a huge amount of the global tech economy.
On the sell-side, we have decades of experience advising software and tech, cloud, data centre and telecoms services provider clients across the full range of software legal issues: direct customer contracts, distribution arrangements, IP, competition law and regulatory issues. On the buy-side, from open-source to low-code/no-code, we advise clients on the range of software and services procurement, contractual, regulatory and compliance issues.
What We Do
- On premise and SaaS software licensing
- Distribution and partner channel agreements
- Professional services & implementation contracts
- Open-source compliance projects
- Strategic software acquisitions and disposals
Here are some examples of our Software & SaaS work:
We publish for our clients and contacts blogs, vlogs and white papers, and hold occasional events and webinars about developments in Tech Law.
Our insight is widely recognised in the market. Who’s Who Legal have named us one of their eight Tech Law though leaders each year since 2017. Click through to our insights page or an article below.
International Comparative Legal Guide – Digital Business 2023
Chris Kemp and Eleanor Hobson have contributed to the ICLG’s (International Comparative Legal Guide) Digital Business 2023 publication. This publication …
Smart Data & the DPDI (No. 2) Bill: next steps for Open Data in the UK
1. Introduction. This blog is about the proposals for ‘Smart Data’ legislation in Part 3 of the Data Protection and …
Copyright in Fictional Characters
In a first for UK copyright law, the English High Court recently held that copyright may exist independently in a …