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Re: Exclusive/ Non-exclusive help
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28th, 2007, 7:46am »
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"Affiliates" can mean a lot of different things.  Bottom line here is that it makes no sense to analyze a contract piecemeal.  The only way to interpret the contract is to review the whole contract.
 
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Re: Exclusive/ Non-exclusive help
« Reply #6 on: Nov 28th, 2007, 11:37am »
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Thanks for the feedback, I really do appreciate it.
 
I am not referring to a specific contractual problem, just points that I want to clarify for myself.  
 
Ok, how's this:  when is it critical to define "affiliate" [controlled directly, indirectly, >50%, etc.], in a software license, or always critical?  Given the penalties for unauthorized right to use, my guess is always.
 
Would the same reasoning apply to say, a patent license?  My guess is yes, especially if it was "exclusive" to one party.
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Re: Exclusive/ Non-exclusive help
« Reply #7 on: Nov 28th, 2007, 2:07pm »
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As Jeff points out and you recognize, "affiliate" is not a term with one single accepted meaning.  If you want to avoid squabbles down the road over who is entitled to what, clear definitions are always advisable.  This is true of any contract and therefore any license.
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