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Mobile App Developer Agreements

Articles / August 16, 2016

Consumers are now more likely to use their phones than a computer to go online. Accordingly, mobile apps are no longer just for streaming media, playing games and social media. Retailers, transportation companies, healthcare providers and almost any company that engages with consumers needs a mobile app. Like other important IT vendor engagements, the RFP, scoping and contracting process for developing and operating a mobile app, whether it is a wholly custom application or a white label software-as-a-service solution, is crucial to establish the schedule and deliverables, the parties’ responsibilities, dependencies, who owns and can do what with the IP and data, how risk is apportioned and the company’s rights and remedies if the relationship sours or ends.

Partner Alan Friel, who represents both developers and companies engaging developers, explains the regulatory, intellectual property and risk and liability issues related to these engagements and presents strategies for companies looking to publish their own mobile app.

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