Software licensing requires not only good contract drafting and negotiating skills, but also basic knowledge of how software works, applicable terminology, the nuances of authorized use, the real world potential risks of third party claims and business interruption, and the different business models used by licensors to offer their applications and cloud services.
This course, presented by Barry Werbin, Senior IP Counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, will focus on the basics of software licensing in a business context, proving guidance and sample clauses addressing contractual provisions unique to software licenses, including scope of use, source code escrows, warranties, indemnification, limitations of liability, bankruptcy concerns, support and maintenance (including service level agreements), and relevant copyright issues.
Barry Werbin is counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and a member of its Intellectual Property and Art Law Groups. Barry concentrates his practice in intellectual property and online issues (including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, false advertising, publicity and privacy rights, trade secrets, domain name disputes, digital rights protection, trademark and content licensing, online contracting, marketing and sponsorship agreements, publishing, due diligence and exploitation rights) and technology (including software licensing and development, SaaS agreements, IT support, web-site development and hosting, and data and computer security breaches). Barry handles infringement and other complex commercial litigation and a broad variety of IP-related transactional matters.
Barry is Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, and was Chair of the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association 2010-2013. Barry serves as Co-Chair of the NY State Bar Association EASL Section's Publicity, Privacy and Media Committee, and is a member of the EASL Executive Committee. Barry is a member of the INTA's Bulletin Committee. Barry lectures on copyright law at St. John's Law School and Brooklyn Law School, and is a member of the Fordham Art Law Society Alumni Advisory Committee.
From 2013 through 2018, Barry was recognized as a top intellectual property litigation lawyer by Thompson Reuters' Super Lawyers, which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
This was EXCELLENT! The speaker was very knowlegeable and provided additional tips (and confirmation - whew) for what I do regularly in my practice.
The course was informative
This was an excellent presentation. Very informative and well organized.
Excellent presentation and background!
Great foundation for any commercial attorney that needs a primer on software licensing
Barry did an excellent job laying out the business and legal concerns when negotiating software licensing agreements. As he mentioned, this topic can be a much longer course. I hope he is retained by Lawline to conduct such extended courses. Thank you.
Thanks for this! It's nice to know my License Agreements are in good shape!
I have taken several online courses and I love the video next to the powerpoint and the ability to take notes. Great!
Best course I have taken on Lawline to date .
I found this very helpful.
Very, Very Useful
Very thorough presentation for those who are relatively new to the world of negotiating software license agreements.
This was a tremendously informative program. Great refresher on all aspects of software license agreements!
Overall very good overview of the topic.
Sample clauses-very helpful. This course taught me many things new - many about which I never even suspected they mattered. Thank u!
very good course and presenter
This program was excellent. It fully met all of the stated learning objectives.
A very informative and detailed presentation.
Excellent program. Hit all the bases in a clear and cogent manner.
Great presentation. Lots of practical and useful information.
Excellent Presentation. Great examples for Software Licenses.
Very well-constructed program
Very well done.
Very informative, excellent presentation
I would give this course 5 stars out of 4!!!
Great program! Instructor was excellent!
THIS IS MY FIRST COURSE SINCE I BOUGHT UNLIMITED ACCESS YESTERDAY. I'M CONSIDERABLY IMPRESSED WITH FEATURES SUCH AS SMART NOTES, TRACKING MCLE, AS WELL AS THE SPEAKER AND WRITTEN MATERIALS. I WOULD SAY THIS SUBSCRIPTION MAY BE THE BEST VALUE I'VE EVER RECEIVED FOR CONTINUING ED.
The materials were more helpful than other course materials because the author included sample contract language. This helps illustrate the legal concepts in a memorable fashion.
Well done! Sufficiently thorough
Best session I have ever taken on Lawline.
Super course by Barry Werbin.