Software 'Work For Hire' Agreements: A Few Tips

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 2:22 PM EST) -- Regardless of your industry, chances are likely that you or your firm will at some point need to procure software products or services. Many times, instead of licensing that software using an off-the-shelf solution, it actually makes financial and strategic sense to either develop customized software in-house through qualified professionals within your organization or to engage the services of an outside software development firm.

In both circumstances of software development, it is critical to answer the fundamental question: Who owns this software? A firm wishing to...
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