The Software Licensing & Master Service Agreements blog is written by Sam Conforti, a lawyer based in the Chicago area. He writes on outsourcing, hosting, software licensing, telecom and other items he deems fitting.
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In my research of items concerning the latest in the software industry, I came across three short articles of interest. I’ll give you a brief synopsis of each and a link to the article if you wish to explore further. I’ve added a bonus “Quote of the Week”...
In May of this year Microsoft sued Salesforce for infringement of nine Microsoft patents. Last week Salesforce counter-sued Microsoft claiming Microsoft has infringed on five of its patents. Salesforce has asked for treble damages (i.e. three ‘3’ times the amount of...
Facebook’s most popular feature, News Feed, has been patented thus locking in the Intellectual Property Rights. This popular feature shows a member’s activities, to those allowed to view it, across the site. Kenneth Corbin reports in his Internetnews.com article entitled...
Most people who have been in Corporate America for a significant length of time might just smile and shake their heads if someone was to say “The higher up a person is on the corporate ladder must indicate his or her expertise in their chosen discipline”. Well, we kind of...
I have been practicing law for approximately 25 years and concentrating my practice in the area of negotiating and drafting contracts for the purchase or sale of High Technology for the last 13 years. I recently came across Mark Grossman’s guest blog posting in IP In Brief...
SuccessFactors makes software used to manage employee performance, which helps companies decide which employees to retain and how much to pay them. Their stock soared 51% and at the end of trading on December 5, 2011 closed at $39.75 as reported in Ragnhild Kjetland’s and Aaron...
I found a very good White Paper on Cloud Security entitled Cloud Security Myths and Strategies Uncovered. I think the best way to start off is with the opening quote from the White Paper itself: “In today’s evolving information economy, cloud computing offers immense...
SAP has set the goal of increasing revenue from 12.5 billion EUROS to 20 billion EUROS annually by 2015. First we have to start out with Full Disclosure: I worked for SAP negotiating and drafting contracts in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. I learned my trade there dealing...
It’s too early to go through all the possible iterations. Robin Wauters posted an announcement in Techcrunch on August 15th entitled “Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5B, Says “Android Will Stay Open”. I’ll try to give you a brief synopsis and to...