Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice, Second Edition

The three authors of this treatise examine the entire fabric of business and business innovation through the lens of licensing.

Price: $495.00 Main volume



Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice, Second Edition provides the information and tools practitioners need to develop comprehensive licensing agreements, addressing existing licensing-related problems, maximize returns within legal boundaries, anticipate new concerns, and avoid potential pitfalls. Unlike other licensing treatises, which focus on either drafting practice or theory, this treatise draws from the authors’ wealth of professional expertise to develop a balanced treatment that is both practical and theoretical in its approach.  

The Second Edition offers in-depth coverage of such specialized topics as upstream licensing and Open Source licenses, bankruptcy issues in licensing, tax concerns in licensing, misuse and antitrust questions in licensing, federal government procurements and licensing, and privacy and information licensing.  

New in the Second Edition:


  • Comprehensive coverage of licensing as a critical transaction model in the information economy

  • All Supreme Court and important judicial decisions on licensing of intellectual property and software

  • Highly relevant administrative decisions on government’s intellectual property procurements and licensing

  • Current law on the intersection of bankruptcy and licensing of intellectual property

  • Helpful information for drafting and analyzing license agreements

  • Extensive appendices including an updated chart showing civil and criminal trade secret laws in all U.S. states and territories, for easy references in licensing drafting

  • Updated chart showing state laws governing the rights of publicity in all U.S. states and territories

New sample contracts added in the Second Edition include Copyright Assignment and Transfer Agreement; Simple Assignment of Copyright Agreement; Patent Assignment and License Back Agreement; Patent Rights Master Agreement and Research License Agreement; Patent Cross-License Agreement; Source Code License; and Trademark and Copyright License Agreement (Asset Purchase Transaction or Spin-Off Transaction).



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
Xuan-Thao N. Nguyen, B.A., J.D., is the Gerald L. Bepko Chair and Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and recipient of the 2016 Grant Gilmore Award for best legal scholarship in Commercial Law.
Robert W. Gomulkiewicz, B.A., M.A., J.D., is the UW Foundation Professor of Law and serves as Faculty Director of the IP Law & Policy Graduate Program and the Faculty Advisor for the Washington Law Review.
Professor Danielle M. Conway is the seventh dean and first African American to lead The University of Maine School of Law. She assumed her new role on July 1, 2015. Previously,Dean Conway served as the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Director of the Hawai‘i Procurement Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. Over the past 14 years, Conway earned a reputation as an expert in public procurement law, entrepreneurship, and as an advocate for minorities and Indigenous Peoples. She also has more than 20 years of active and reserve duty service with the U.S. Army, and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Since 2003, Dean Conway has been of counsel at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing LLP. She is a graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University, Howard University School of Law, and earned her LL.M. degree from The George Washington University School of Law. She was the Godfrey Visiting Scholar at the University of Maine School of Law in 2008.


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