Hall Law focuses on developing and implementing software commercialization strategies that may include commercial and free and open-source software (FOSS) components.
We help clients protect their valuable intellectual property and technical assets, avoid contractual disputes and infringement claims, and develop effective and efficient policies and practices for commercializing their software, related services, and other technical assets.
We regularly counsel clients on developing business models that include, depend upon, or are exclusively based in open-source software. We have unique expertise counseling clients across a spectrum of circumstances on open-source software governance, audits, use, and compliance including hosted (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and distributed use of software licensed under copyleft (reciprocal, hereditary, viral) licenses such as the General Public License (GPL) and Affero General Public License
We have Black Duck certification and we regularly provide 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. We also counsel clients on business and consumer licensing and strategic relationships involving software distribution, the delivery of software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and content and data-licensing business models, agreements, transactions, and strategic partnerships.