Use licensing to mitigate IP-related risks inherent in software development

Michelle Nerlinger, of SafeNet, offers examples of licensing best practices designed to protect software developers’ IP.

Creative licensing can help protect software code from theft, illicit copying and resale, can leverage incremental, feature-based software licensing, and can help prevent product tampering.

Controlling software’s IP is the cornerstone of successful monetization. Developers “face problems with deliberate and unintentional misuse of their software, product and feature overuse, competitive IP theft, product reverse engineering, and code tampering – all problems that have plagued traditional software organizations for years. The key to controlling access and use of a device involves controlling who is granted access to the software running the device, when they’re granted access, and to what extent.”

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