Software portal

Welcome to our software portal. This is a free information resource for anyone connected with the software industry. Focusing on the key legal issues faced by software developers, software customers and software businesses, our portal cuts through the jargon and helps you understand the issues which are relevant to you and your software project.

Software development

Aimed at software businesses, this section outlines the software development process, important issues to consider before engaging developers and steps to take to ensure your software is protected.

Software procurement

Focusing on the customer perspective, this section outlines the procurement process, licensing models, support and maintenance considerations from a customer perspective, performance management and escrow.

Commercialisation of software

This section is aimed at software businesses and looks at licensing options, the role of resellers and VARs, the legal issues associated with selling ‘used’ software and a licensor’s perspective on support, maintenance and escrow.

Software disputes

Whether you’re a customer or a supplier, this section will help you navigate your way through the thorny arena of software disputes.

Selling a software business

This section focuses on the legal issues relating to selling a software business but also contains useful information for those considering purchasing a software business.

IP in software

This section provides an overview of the key intellectual property rights including copyright, patents, database rights and trade marks.

Focus on

This section contains a more detailed focus on software in the following industries: PropTech, FinTech, AdTech, Blockchain, Healthcare and Computer Games.

Commercial resources

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