Tag Archives: intellectual property

The Anti-NDA for Idea Submissions (Instead of the “Feedback License”)

In an earlier post, I explained that the standard “feedback license” arises out of a misunderstanding of IP—and generally asks too much from the would-be licensor. After some kvetching in the comments from Professor Eric Goldman, I suggested a “Disclaimer … Continue reading

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Avoid Licenses to “Use” Software

A lot of software licenses grant the recipient the right to “use” software. But the use license springs from a misunderstanding of copyright law. As a result, it’s not clear. A use license may give broader rights than the provider … Continue reading

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“Mirror Indemnities” Don’t Work

Imagine an IT contract negotiation. One party asks the other to indemnify and defend it against certain suits by third parties. Maybe it’s a customer asking its vendor for an IP indemnity. Or maybe it’s a distributor asking its supplier … Continue reading

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