Property, intangible

a blog about ownership of intellectual property rights and its licensing

Implied, Irrevocable, Nonexclusive, Royalty-Free License to Retain, Use and Modify

The IP Law Blog digests an interesting software licensing case. An independent contractor software developer worked for a number of years writing applications for his client. When the relationship ended the copyright (and trade secret) lawsuit ensued. The Ninth Circuit found that the client had not just a license to use the software, but an unlimited, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to retain, use and even modify the software.

© 2008 Pamela Chestek

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