The software industry is one of the largest, fastest growing, most dynamic and most competitive industries in the U.S. Software represents one the largest industry concentrations in the markets we serve, accounting for a significant share of the local economic output and export activity. The software industry includes many product and service segments, such as:

  • Virtualization
  • Operating systems
  • Middleware
  • Databases
  • Applications
  • Networks
  • Software development
  • System integration

The industry uses many different delivery models, such as:

  • Cloud
  • SaaS (and IaaS and PaaS)
  • ASP
  • Outsourcing
  • Hosting
  • Licensing
  • Custom development

Haynes and Boone understands what drives this important and dynamic industry. We represent many of its major players, as well as some of its most exciting up-and-comers. Many of our attorneys hold degrees in computer science, electrical engineering and other relevant scientific and engineering fields, and our attorneys have worked in-house and have represented leading software companies for many years.

All of our software clients get the benefit of our broad experience though our understanding of market terms, important legal developments, legal risk, and trends in strategy, documentation and litigation. Our industry experience translates into more effective legal representation for you and your company. We enable you to achieve your goals quickly and efficiently, and at a competitive advantage.

Our legal work for industry-leading software companies includes:

  • Funding transactions, public and private
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic alliances
  • Licensing
  • Software development
  • Outsourcing
  • Cloud services
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Noncompetition
  • Option plans and benefits
  • IP litigation
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Managing liabil-I.T. - the construction of limitation clauses in IT services contracts
June 26, 2023

The judgment of Mr Justice Waksman in Drax Energy Solutions Limited v. Wipro Limited [2023] EWHC 1342 TCC considered a limitation of liability clause in a contract for the supply of software services. The case serves to emphasise that parties to software supply agreements, and indeed contracting commercial parties generally, should ensure that such clauses are carefully drafted to avoid disputes a [...]