Digital & Open source

Lawyers of the digital era

We support our clients in all their digital economy activities .

Whether you need Software development and protection, licensing agreements, service contracts or research collaboration, we act to protect your rights according to your business needs.

We have developed thorough knowledge of the various open source licenses and mechanisms by which it is possible to integrate open source components into larger software projects, whether free or proprietary.

In particular, we advise and support our clients on

  • Negotiation of license agreements (customer or supplier)
  • Reading and selection of free and open source licenses
  • Negotiation of research collaboration contracts with a strong software component
  • Negotiation of contracts for the transfer/acquisition of rights (interns, researchers, subcontractors, etc.)
  • Negotiation of agreements for the exploitation of digital technologies, whether general or specific to commercial domains, territories, uses…
  • Definition and application of an intellectual property strategy consistent with our clients’ business model
  • Negotiation of incubation and acceleration contracts for startups

Need some advice?

The MCE CARREL team is available to answer your questions

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