Open Source

Today, technology companies often use the open source business model, as it encourages open collaboration and universal access, however, it can also present severe challenges and inherent risks to a business. When faced with these challenges, it is paramount that clients partner with professionals with a deep understanding of the intricate technical aspects of this business model. To ensure maximum protection for your IP assets you need Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer (EN&M) to be your partner.

With collaboration from The Ehrlich Group, we confidently navigate clients through a complex minefield of open source issues and remain committed to creating the most effectively policies. We maintain a client-focused strategy while handling open source issues and all other related Computer Law matters, including drafting the patent for software-based inventions, registering the copyright for software, due diligence, the enforcement of software IP rights, and drafting and negotiating various types of licenses, agreements and contracts, including, inter alia, user licenses, software development contracts, EULA and SaaS agreements, and many more.

With Ehrlich & Fenster’s (E&F) (Hyperlink) in-depth understanding of the technological developments in this rapidly changing industry, Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer (EN&M) is able to provide the most cutting edge counsel to those involved in open source software so that they can safely protect their IP while growing their business in a responsible and efficient way.