For the purpose of marketing its custom software development services, the Provider may inform its customers and interested parties that the Provider has developed custom software for the Customer. The supplier can demonstrate the applications it has developed to its stakeholders. The agreement will (hopefully) culminate in either the developer transferring ownership of the developed software to the customer – including all copyright and patent rights in the software – or the developer grants the customer a non-exclusive license to use the software. For example, the customer may have an idea for software to improve its own internal systems, but the customer has no intention or ability to produce and market the software. If the customer does not care whether other companies, in the customer`s industry or elsewhere, can use the software, it may make more sense for the customer to simply obtain a non-exclusive license from the developer, which allows the developer to freely market the developed software. The Parties agree that, when complying with this Agreement, they shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of government agencies or authorities. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, neither party knowingly becomes directly or indirectly technical data (as in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations) that are established or made available under this Agreement, export or re-export or directly or indirectly export a direct product of such technical data, including software, to a destination to which such export or re-export is limited or prohibited by the United States or the United States. Right, without prior permission from the U.S. Department of Commerce and other relevant government authorities, to the extent required by such laws. 11.8 Counter-parts. The Contracting Parties may execute this Agreement in several counterparties, each representing an original vis-à-vis the Party it has signed and which together form an Agreement.
The signatures of all Contracting Parties shall not appear on the same object. The service of consideration signed by fax, e-mail or other electronic transmission containing a copy of the signature of the sending party is as effective as the signature and personal service of the equivalent. 7.1 Acting. The Developer agrees that the development of the Software (with the exception of development tools) “Rental Work” within the meaning of the Copyright Act 1976 is amended from time to time and that the Software is the exclusive property of the Customer. “development tools” means materials, information, trade secrets, generic programming codes and segments, algorithms, methods, processes, tools, data, documents, notes, programming techniques, reusable objects, routines, formulas and models, designed: (a) before the software and used by the developer in connection with the software; (b) are designed to perform generalized functions that are not specific to the specific requirements of the customer or software; (c) do not contain confidential information of the Customer or other information or material provided by the Customer; and (d) it cannot reasonably be expected to give the customer an advantage over its competitors….