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 risks to a business, especially to their IP assets. Mitigating these risks demands a partner with the most advanced technical and legal understanding to ensure that clients’ assets receive the maximum protection. Ehrlich & Fenster (E&F) is that partner.

Our firm maintains 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.

Clients benefit from the successful and diverse team at Ehrlich & Fenster (E&F), which includes holders of M.A. and PhD degrees in software related fields and experts who have long been practicing in these areas. With in-depth understanding of the technological developments in this rapidly changing industry, our firm 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.