Open Source Software

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National first-tier ranking for intellectual property, 12 consecutive years. - Chambers USA

Our open source practice excels at solving complex open source problems and, just as importantly, develops novel and practical solutions to help mitigate identifiable open source risks. We engage in open source license conflict analysis, software pedigree review and software license compliance audits. When risks are identified, we provide risk mitigation counseling such as dual licensing, structuring and overseeing clean room development, developing open source policies and training programs, and licensing source code under open source licenses.

We work with clients in various contexts including litigation, corporate acquisitions, licensing and risk mitigation. Our attorneys have backgrounds and experience in computer-related legal and technical fields. We leverage this broad technical knowledge base on transactions, counseling and litigation relating to software code, licensing, and information technology generally. Our firm offers deep knowledge and experience in intellectual property, corporate law, antitrust and competition, international law, and regulatory and administrative law.