How to write my Software Co-development Contract document

PRODUCT CO DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name Company and company name Customer Recitals Customer and Company desire to co produce new product the Software Product or the Co produced Product using combination of existing software products created or owned by each respective party and in adherence with the proposed development plan the Specifications as set forth in Exhibit B. Customer and Company desire to exchange advertising and links and cross promote one another using variety of marketing and advertising services the Services as set forth in Exhibit B. Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Company and Customer hereby agree as follows.

1. Creation of New Software Product. Company shall make available select content documents templates and other source or object code the Content for inclusion into new Software Product using Customers Insert Customers contribution to the Co development project Customer shall provide technical assistance in the use of the product as well as specific support in aiding Company in the development of the Software Product. 1 Advertising and Promotion. Customer shall arrange for the placement of advertising and promotion of Company and agrees to fulfill the following duties. 1. Customer will offer the product on all point of sales or any other outlet agreed upon under this agreement. 1. Company will offer the product on their point of sales and any other outlet agreed upon under this agreement.

1. Compensation rates will vary according to Exhibit A. 2. Specification and Services Completion. Advertising and Marketing Material shall mean any programming coding graphic design linking or other collateral required by either party to fulfill its obligations under the Specifications. Both parties will use reasonable diligence in any development and promotion Advertising and Marketing Material and endeavor to complete all agreed upon materials in timely manner. Both parties acknowledge that any delivery deadline communicated between parties shall be an estimate and is not required delivery date. Both Customer and Company shall retain all intellectual property rights in any logos graphics text images or other components owned and transmitted to either party for use in fulfillment or creation of Advertising and Marketing Material. Each party shall develop the Advertising and Marketing Material according to and in adherence to any guidelines styles or style guides that each party makes use of. 2 Survivability of Products and Compensation. In the event that either party decides to terminate this agreement each party shall continue to have the right to distribute the existing product through their normal sales channels and according to the compensation provisions set forth in Exhibit A. Neither party will have any right to decompile copy reverse engineer or otherwise continue development on the Co produced Product.

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How to write my Software Co-development Contract document

PRODUCT CO DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name Company and company name Customer Recitals Customer and Company desire to co produce new product the Software Product or the Co produced Product using combination of existing software products created or owned by each respective party and in adherence with the proposed development plan the Specifications as set forth in Exhibit B. Customer and Company desire to exchange advertising and links and cross promote one another using variety of marketing and advertising services the Services as set forth in Exhibit B. Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Company and Customer hereby agree as follows.

1. Creation of New Software Product. Company shall make available select content documents templates and other source or object code the Content for inclusion into new Software Product using Customers Insert Customers contribution to the Co development project Customer shall provide technical assistance in the use of the product as well as specific support in aiding Company in the development of the Software Product. 1 Advertising and Promotion. Customer shall arrange for the placement of advertising and promotion of Company and agrees to fulfill the following duties. 1. Customer will offer the product on all point of sales or any other outlet agreed upon under this agreement. 1. Company will offer the product on their point of sales and any other outlet agreed upon under this agreement.

1. Compensation rates will vary according to Exhibit A. 2. Specification and Services Completion. Advertising and Marketing Material shall mean any programming coding graphic design linking or other collateral required by either party to fulfill its obligations under the Specifications. Both parties will use reasonable diligence in any development and promotion Advertising and Marketing Material and endeavor to complete all agreed upon materials in timely manner. Both parties acknowledge that any delivery deadline communicated between parties shall be an estimate and is not required delivery date. Both Customer and Company shall retain all intellectual property rights in any logos graphics text images or other components owned and transmitted to either party for use in fulfillment or creation of Advertising and Marketing Material. Each party shall develop the Advertising and Marketing Material according to and in adherence to any guidelines styles or style guides that each party makes use of. 2 Survivability of Products and Compensation. In the event that either party decides to terminate this agreement each party shall continue to have the right to distribute the existing product through their normal sales channels and according to the compensation provisions set forth in Exhibit A. Neither party will have any right to decompile copy reverse engineer or otherwise continue development on the Co produced Product.

2 Notification of Termination. In the event that either party decides to terminate this agreement the terminating party shall give sixty days prior written notification via registered mail of their intent to terminate this agreement. 3. Compensation. For all Services under this Agreement Customer and Company shall compensate one another in cash pursuant to the terms of Exhibit attached hereto. In the event either party fails to make any of the payments referenced in Exhibit by the deadline set forth in Exhibit either party reserves the right but is not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement; withhold all materials Services or content from the other party; bring legal action. 4. Confidentiality. Customer and Company acknowledge and agree that any Specifications and all other documents and information related to the engagement of marketing or advertisement development of products or practices the Confidential Information will constitute valuable trade secrets of each party. Both parties shall keep the Confidential Information in confidence and shall not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement without the others prior written consent disclose or otherwise make available to anyone either directly or indirectly all or any part of the Confidential Information. Excluded from the Confidential Information definition is anything that can be seen by the public in any advertising medium or channel.

5. General Provisions. 5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings written or oral between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by both parties hereto. 5 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of state or province. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the county County state or province Superior Court. 5 Binding Effect.

This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors and assigns provided that neither party assigns any of its obligations under this Agreement without the others prior written consent. 5 Waiver. The waiver by either party of any breach or failure to enforce any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time shall not in any way affect limit or waive such partys right thereafter to enforce and compel strict compliance with every term and condition of this Agreement. 5 Good Faith. Each party represents and warrants to the other that such party has acted in good faith and agrees to continue to so act in the negotiation execution delivery performance and any termination of this Agreement. 5 Right to Withhold Content and Creative Services. In the event that single party fails in its obligations as set forth on Exhibit within the time prescribed in Exhibit the other party has the right to withhold further promotion content and Services performed for or on behalf of the other party until such obligations are met.

5 Indemnification. Both parties warrant that everything they give one another to use in fulfillment of Specifications is legally owned or licensed. Both parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless one another from any and all claims brought by any third party relating to any aspect of the content and Services including but without limitation any and all demands liabilities losses costs and claims including attorneys fees arising out of injury caused by either partys products services material supplied copyright infringement and or defective products sold via the advertising or Services of either party. 5 Use of Services and Creative Content for Promotional Purposes. Both parties may advertise use or otherwise promote the creative content description of Services performed results of Services and campaign data as they see fit for promotional purposes. 5 Placement of Tracking Codes. Both parties may use tracking codes URLs or other IDs to evaluate the effectiveness of any and all advertising. 5. 10 Attorneys Fees.

In the event any party to this Agreement employs an attorney to enforce any of the terms of the Agreement the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual attorneys fees and costs including expert witness fees. 5. 11 Term of Agreement. This agreement shall begin on start date and shall continue in full force until terminated by either party upon at least thirty days prior written notice. The parties represent and warrant that on the date first written above they are authorized to enter into this Agreement in its entirety and duly bind their respective principals by their signatures below. EXECUTED as of the date first written above. company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer.

Date when the contact was signed company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed Company Initials Customer Initials

How to write my Software Acquisition Contract document (alternate or related contract document)

ACQUISITION AGREEMENT FOR OWNERSHIP RIGHTS IN SOFTWARE THIS AGREEMENT is made this current day day of current month current year by and between company name Developer and company name Purchaser Recitals Purchaser desires to acquire right and interest in Software Product or Products the Software Product produced or otherwise currently owned by Developer as outlined in the Software Product Definition and Description Document plan the Specifications as set forth in Exhibit B. Developer has authored developed or otherwise purchased and owns all rights title and interest including all copyright trademark patent or service mark interests in and to the Software Product and all related documentation described in Exhibit hereto. Purchaser shall acquire rights and an undivided 100% interest in all other rights title and interest in the Software Product and documentation in accordance with this Agreement. Definitions

Software or Software Materials shall mean the computer software program described in the Specifications that is owned by Developer including all Enhancements made under this Agreement. Product shall mean software for computer or an end user. Software Product shall mean everything that the Purchaser shall acquire from Developer under this Agreement. Software Marks shall mean all trademarks service marks or other intellectual property rights related to the Software Product or Software materials or any other marks included with this Agreement. Developers Code shall mean all Developers Proprietary Material or software source code existing as of the date of this Agreement that is to be incorporated into the source code of the Product. The license terms for Developers Code will be stated in the Specifications. Documentation shall mean all user guides reference integration installation or implementation manuals that describe in detail the operation of the Software that is normally provided by Developer as part of its deliveries to its Purchasers. Development Activities shall mean any activities undertaken by Developer in the development of the Software Product and Documentation satisfying the Specifications pursuant to this Agreement. Enhancements shall mean error corrections bug fixes modifications and updates not included in the Specifications with respect to the Software Product or Developers Code. Developers Proprietary Material shall mean all intellectual property rights in any text images or other components and or materials owned by Developer or which Developer has the legal right to use that are delivered to Purchaser including but not limited to software related documentation source code scripts object code logos graphics or tag lines.

Closing Date shall mean the date upon which all obligations must be met according to the milestones and delivery dates set forth under this Agreement. Agreements In consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement Developer and Purchaser hereby agree as follows. 1 Transfer of Rights and Ownership of All Other Rights. Developer hereby agrees to sell assign transfer and convey to Purchaser an undivided 100% interest in all right title and interest in and to the Software Product and Software Materials. Specifically Developer agrees to transfer and convey to Purchaser exclusively all rights to and in.

a The Software Product Insert Software Product Name and all other previous versions of the Software Product or any aspect of the Software Materials that may have existed prior to the creation and or the incorporation of such materials into the Software Product whether made public or not whether existing in whole or in part. b The Software Material which comprise all content print or electronic documentation templates methods source safe and change control files all iterative versions development documents Software Product construction guidelines or specifications all intellectual property and other source or object code the Software Materials that comprise the Software Product or anything else listed in the Specifications attached hereafter. c The Software Marks including Insert Software Product trademarks intellectual property copyright information or any other right included with this Agreement d Any derivative variant or otherwise modified works and all updated versions of the Software Product or revisions of the Software Product including patches fixes updates that are available whether in part or in whole as developed by Developer and acquired by Purchaser under this Agreement on or before the Closing Date. e All subsequent modifications alterations changes or enhancements of any of the items above that may occur between now and the Closing Date and the delivery of the Software Product and Software Materials to Purchaser and the execution of this Agreement. 1 Transfer of Software Materials and Contents.

Developer shall transfer all content documents templates and other source or object code the Software Materials that comprise the Software Product. Developer shall provide technical assistance and training in the use and operation of the Software Product as well as specific support in aiding Purchaser in the operation of the Software Product. Developer shall transfer all except for Developers Proprietary Material defined below contained in the Software Product. Purchaser shall hold all rights title and interest in and to the Software Product. Specifically but without limitation Purchaser shall hold all rights title and interest in and to all text graphics animation audio components and digital components of the Software the Content all interfaces navigational devices menus menu structures or arrangements icons help and other operational instructions and all other components of any source or object computer code that comprises the Software all literal and nonliteral expressions of ideas that operate cause create direct manipulate access or otherwise affect the content and all copyrights patents trade secrets and other intellectual or industrial property rights in the Software or any component or characteristic thereof. Developer shall not do anything that may infringe upon or in any way undermine Purchasers rights title and interest in the Software Product as described in this Paragraph 4. Notwithstanding the above Developer shall retain all intellectual property rights in any and all text images or other components and or materials owned by Developer or which Developer has the legal right to use including but not limited to software related documentation marketing material logos and tag lines Developers Proprietary Material which has been exempted Exemptions from this Agreement according to the attached Specifications. 2. Delivery Dates and Milestones. Developer will use reasonable diligence in the transfer of the Software Materials and endeavor to deliver to Purchaser all Software Materials or any other obligation set forth in the Specifications no later than delivery date. Purchaser acknowledges however that this delivery deadline and the other payment milestones listed in Exhibit are estimates and are not required delivery dates unless otherwise noted in the Specifications. Deliverables defined as Critical Deliverables shall be outlined in Exhibit and shall contain the delivery date and terms of delivery of the Critical Deliverable. In the event that Closing Date is agreed upon the Closing Date shall be the date upon which all obligations must be met by both parties under this Agreement. 3. Compensation. For all of Developers services under this Agreement Purchaser shall compensate Developer in cash pursuant to the terms of Exhibit attached hereto. In the event Purchaser fails to make any of the payments referenced in Exhibit by the deadline set forth in Exhibit Developer has the right but is not obligated to pursue any or all of the following remedies. terminate the Agreement remove equipment owned by Developer whether leased to Purchaser by Developer or not and any Developers personnel or staff from Purchasers location bring legal action or Developer may suspend development training transfer of Software Product or intellectual property or any other obligations under this Agreement and Purchaser shall be responsible for any schedule changes required and additional financial impact suffered due to failure to compensate Developer under this Agreement.

4. Confidentiality. Purchaser and Developer acknowledge and agree that any Specifications and all other documents and information related to the engagement of marketing or advertisement development of products or practices the Confidential Information will constitute valuable trade secrets of each party. Both parties shall keep the Confidential Information in confidence and shall not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement without the others prior written consent disclose or otherwise make available to anyone either directly or indirectly all or any part of the Confidential Information. Excluded from the Confidential Information definition is anything that can be seen by the public in any advertising medium or channel. 5. General Provisions. 5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings written or oral between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by both parties hereto. 5 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of state or province. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in the county County state or province Superior Court. 5 Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors and assigns provided that neither party assigns any of their obligations under this Agreement without the others prior written consent.

5 Waiver. The waiver by either party of any breach or failure to enforce any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time shall not in any way affect limit or waive such partys right thereafter to enforce and compel strict compliance with every term and condition of this Agreement. 5 Good Faith. Each party represents and warrants to the other that such party has acted in good faith and agrees to continue to so act in the negotiation execution delivery performance and any termination of this Agreement. 5 Right to Withhold Content and Creative Services. In the event that single party fails in its obligations as set forth on Exhibit within the time prescribed in Exhibit the other party has the right to withhold further promotion content and Services performed for or on behalf of the other party until such obligations are met.

5 Indemnification. Both parties warrant that everything they give one another to use in fulfillment of Specifications is legally owned or licensed. Both parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless one another from any and all claims brought by any third party relating to any aspect of the content and Services including but without limitation any and all demands liabilities losses costs and claims including attorneys fees arising out of injury caused by either partys products services material supplied copyright infringement and or defective products sold via the advertising or Services of either party. 5 Confidentiality and Disclosure of Authorship or Ownership. Unless otherwise agreed upon in the Specifications Developer acknowledges that Developer permanently and completely waives all right to claim ownership or authorship of the Software Product and may not disclose now or in the future said authorship or ownership in the Software Product except in the case where such claim to ownership and authorship has been made freely and publicly available prior to entering into this Agreement. Purchaser and Developer acknowledge and agree that the Specifications and all other documents and information related to the development of the Software the Confidential Information will constitute valuable trade secrets of Developer. Purchaser shall keep the Confidential Information in confidence and shall not at any time during or after the term of this Agreement without Developers prior written consent disclose or otherwise make available to anyone either directly or indirectly all or any part of the Confidential Information. 5 Limited Warranty and Limitation on Damages. Developer warrants that the Software will conform to the Specifications. If the Software does not conform to the Specifications Developer shall be responsible to correct the Software without unreasonable delay at Developers sole expense and without charge to Purchaser to bring the Software into conformance with the Specifications. This warranty shall be the exclusive warranty available to Purchaser. Purchaser waives any other warranty express or implied. Purchaser acknowledges that Developer does not warrant that the Software will work on all platforms. Purchaser acknowledges that Developer will not be responsible for the results productivity or any other measurable metric not specified in Exhibit obtained by Purchaser on the Software. Purchaser waives any claim for damages direct or indirect and agrees that its sole and exclusive remedy for damages either in contract or tort is the return of the consideration paid to Developer as set forth in Exhibit attached hereto. Developer will monitor the reliability and stability of the Software for period of up to thirty days to ensure that it performs in accordance with the Specifications. If modifications are required at any time Developer will confer in good faith with Purchaser concerning the appropriateness of any modifications and mutually agree whether or not to make such modifications; provided however that such agreement will not be deemed to relieve Developer from its obligations to ensure that the Product continues to conform to the Specifications and compensation estimates as specified in Exhibit A. 5. 10 Attorneys Fees. In the event any party to this Agreement employs an attorney to enforce any of the terms of the Agreement the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual attorneys fees and costs including expert witness fees.

5. 11 Right to Interrupt Services Labor or Removal of Software Resources. In the event Purchaser fails to make any of the payments set forth on Exhibit within the time prescribed in Exhibit Closing Date Developer has the right to interrupt services labor or removal of software resources until payment in full is paid plus accrued late charges of 2% per month. 5. 12 Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall begin on start date and shall continue in full force until terminated by either party upon at least thirty days prior written notice. The parties represent and warrant that on the date first written above they are authorized to enter into this Agreement in its entirety and duly bind their respective principals by their signatures below. EXECUTED as of the date first written above. company name By signator authorized signature or signer.

Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed company name By signator authorized signature or signer. Job title of signator authorized signature or signer. Date when the contact was signed Developer Initials Purchaser Initials

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