Hall Law attorneys develop and implement software commercialization strategies including both commercial and free and open-source software (FOSS) components.
We help clients protect their valuable intellectual property and technical assets, avoid contractual disputes and claims of infringement, and develop effective and efficient policies, practices, and procedures for commercializing their software and other intellectual property. We counsel clients on developing business models that include, depend upon, or are exclusively based in free and open-source software.
We are experienced counseling clients across a spectrum of circumstances on free and open-source software governance, audits, use, and compliance including hosted and distributed use of software licensed under copyleft (aka hereditary, reciprocal, and viral) licenses such as the GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).
Hall Law provides guidance in conjunction with or based upon the results provided by scanning and governance services providers such as Black Duck, Palamida, nexB, Protecode, OpenLogic, and Sonatype. All Hall Law attorneys have completed Black Duck’s program for legal professionals.