Tuesday, May 24, 2011
There is a new Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion that is
likely to have a significant impact on SaaS providers. In
Digitech Computers, Inc. v. Trans-Care, Inc. (link here), the 7th
Circuit focuses on a SaaS agreement for Digitech to provide certain
management software licensing components...
Monday, April 11, 2011
The end is finally nigh for the ongoing litigation roller coaster
that is the Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg v. Cameron and Tyler
Winklevoss saga. This has always been an interesting piece of
software litigation based upon (a) the personalities involved and
(b) the scale. It is safe to say that when you...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The first caveat is that I'm sorry I haven't posted anything
recently. Work here at Alerding Castor Hewitt has been going
like gangbusters and yours truly has been up to his distinguished
eyeballs in work. Trust me, however, I'm now dutifully
committing myself to continue providing insight and...
Monday, December 20, 2010
Your friendly neighborhood litigation attorney at Alerding Castor
Hewitt, LLP with a final post for the year to all of our business,
Indiana internet litigation, and technology law clients.
Saturday, December 25th will no doubt be a date of celebration in
many homes. As you spend time with your...
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Your friendly Indianapolis attorney at Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP
with a brief overview (not an in-depth analysis of all of the legal
issues) of some recent Seventh Circuit decisions involving internet
litigation, trademark disputes, and anti-cybersquatting that could
affect technology, software,...
Monday, August 30, 2010
Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP is a law firm that does a
substantial amount of legal work with clients in SaaS law and as
technology legal counsel. So much so that we were asked to
contribute to Corporate Blogging for Dummies, a best practices book
that our friends Douglas Karr and Chantelle Flannery...
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Back in October, 2009, I posted about the new endorsement /
testimonial rules set out by the Federal Trad Commission
There has been some development since that time, but mostly
everyone is still watching and waiting....
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
FIRM JOINS INNOVATION SUMMIT AS SPONSOR For the second
year in a row, the firm committed to this year’s
Innovation Summit as the Plenary Panel Sponsor. This
annual event brings together entrepreneurs, executives and
policymakers for learning, dialogue and debate on the central
Friday, July 23, 2010
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CLIENT NAMED 10TH FASTEST GROWING PRIVATE COMPANY IN INDIANA FOR
THIRD TIME Indianapolis, IN – Iasta, the leading provider of
eSourcing software and solutions, was titled...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This one is a fun little piece of pseudo-software litigation.
The basic facts are that Facebook and its majority stockholder Mark
Zuckerberg have been sued by Paul D. Ceglia, who claims 84%
ownership in the website juggernaut. The part of this story
that has been clogging the Net is that a state...
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Be prepared: I'm going to get on a bit of a soapbox. I
read a recent article at WSJ.com entitled "Using Social Networking
as Legal Tool" (Linked Below). There is nothing wrong
with this article. It very succinctly and pleasantly explains
how certain law firms are using social networking and the...
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I recently read a summary of a lecture on applying the seven deadly
sins to software development. The sins are: Lust
Obsessive or excessive thoughts Gluttony Over-indulgence,
over-consumption Greed A sin of excess like lust and gluttony, but
in reference to wealth Sloth Laziness, indifference,...
Monday, April 12, 2010
Your friendly neighborhood technology counsel here: The
Indiana Supreme Court recently discussed the ability of a lay
witness to provide "expert" opinions in Sibbing v.
Cave, 922 N.E.2d 594 (Ind. 2010). In that case,
counsel asked the plaintiff what she believed caused her pain.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Given the firm's technology legal counsel and software
litigation practice, it only makes sense that the firm
would support the prestigious 2010 Techpoint MIRA Awards Gala
taking place on Saturday, May 15th, 2010. It makes for a
positive synergy between the two groups. The TechPoint Mira...
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Your friendly neighborhood technology legal counsel here for Part 2
of my riveting analysis of the dreaded "venue-selection
clause" In Part 1, I scared you with the reality that when
you absently click, "I agree" you are very likely binding yourself
to litigate any dispute in a location that is...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
How many times have you signed up for a service on-line, scrolled
past all the legal jargon, and clicked "I Accept" or "I Agree"
without taking the time to actually read the terms and conditions
you're agreeing to? Admit it. We all do it. But,
just as a warning to be careful the next time you're...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
For SaaS companies, the customer agreement is critical.
Why? A SaaS relationship is not a 1-time purchase of software
to be installed. The SaaS customer agreement is a
document which will govern (what you hope will be) a long-term
relationship with your client. It must cover the software
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
New technology businesses usually face two hurdles to get their
product to market. The first is proof of concept. The
second is proof of scale. Both are intended to solve the
“Ability” stage of the business plan process and move the business
into the "Meeting" stage:Recognition of Market ->...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So you've launched your company and hired a web-developer to
breathe life into the idea you've poured your heart and soul into
developing over the past several months, perhaps even years...Maybe
you never even thought to ask the question, but at the end of the
day who actually owns "your" website?...