Contract Questions


3 Votes
2 Answers
752 Views
Foreclosure On Software

Back Story: About a year ago I was asked to join a startup company as technical lead and partner. I was to design build and implement the software for this startup I would receive 20% equity in...

asked Aug 3 '13 at 01:56
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Ross Mann
546 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
489 Views
Any rules or guidelines for unsolicited contact with retail stores?

I have a small online retail store, making products for R/C hobbyists. The advantage of my product is that it is made in the USA out of quality aircraft aluminum, versus the competition, which is...

asked Aug 7 '13 at 03:33
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Chris
116 points

4 Votes
3 Answers
815 Views
Is it wise to always use a contract when doing business with friends?

Is it wise to use a contract when doing business with friends? Even with close friends? I don't understand how to separate friendships and business. It feels cold and almost inhumane to completely...

asked Aug 12 '13 at 17:01
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Jason
123 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
470 Views
How to contract developers before company is incorporated?

If two partners intend to start up a company but (before they have actually incorporated) they wish to make a large payment, e.g. to developers to build their product/prototype. Should the contract...

asked Jul 16 '13 at 14:43
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User26625
86 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
750 Views
What deal should I accept for a somewhat part time CTO position?

I am a developer with a few years of experience and someone asked me to work on his very early stage startup (2 people right now). The company is doing ok, not making a lot of money but it's...

asked Jul 18 '13 at 01:43
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Mthrowaway
13 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
461 Views
Software Company Drops Our Company From Service

We have a contact with a software company that is becoming a hot issue -- it's renewal time. The contract allows the 3rd party to drop us at will after we've paid our licensing fees for 5 years...

asked Apr 27 '13 at 03:10
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Snake Doc
179 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
385 Views
Notarizing signitures for the official business contract?

I was just wondering if it is common to ask your co-founders to get their signitures notroized? I trust these people as we are good friends so I don't want to offend them if I asked to get it...

asked Apr 10 '13 at 01:08
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Geddon
20 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
737 Views
Typo in contracts

I have found a typo in a contract that we are currently disputing with one of our service providers. The typo seems to change the implied meaning of the paragraph: ... fees and expenses, including...

asked Apr 17 '13 at 01:12
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Snake Doc
179 points

0 Votes
2 Answers
485 Views
Explaining my software license to customers/users

My software comes with the standard Apache 2.0 License which covers our bases pretty well while providing flexibility for us and our customers to use/modify the software to their needs. I have...

asked Apr 18 '13 at 01:34
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Snake Doc
179 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
708 Views
First Software Contract

I currently write a lot of proprietary code that's buried away in some corporation and will never see the light of day (or another coder's eyes for that matter). But this will be my first endeavor...

asked Apr 23 '13 at 09:35
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Snake Doc
179 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
5.42K Views
Verbal Partnership Agreement Binding?

I have a provisional patent for a product that I have been developing. I had a meeting last weekend with two individuals and we have verbally agreed to form a partnership. The partner who will be...

asked Mar 18 '13 at 08:19
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Bill
6 points

0 Votes
3 Answers
683 Views
Does the company own all my ideas?

A company has the following contract. http://www.uploadimage.in/di/93QO/one.png http://www.uploadimage.in/di/N8UR/two.png Does this mean if one is working on something in their free time while...

asked Feb 20 '13 at 19:36
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Julius
1 point

1 Votes
2 Answers
426 Views
Contract employee and IP in a not so related business

If I create an application for a client and I am employed as a contactor to the client by a contracting firm in a different capacity, who owns the copyright?

asked Feb 21 '13 at 02:32
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Victor Clough
6 points

4 Votes
2 Answers
574 Views
Question regarding contracts for unpaid work

we're starting a website that caters to a certain demography - and need some illustrations done. We have a few folks interested in contributing the illustrations for free - but we want to be safe...

asked Feb 22 '13 at 05:18
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Ram
21 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
510 Views
Protecting oneself from a Technology Assignment Agreement

I am an independent developer (non-employee) who is coding a product for a startup. I have other sub-contracting agreements with other clients. The 'Technology Assignment Agreement' that the...

asked Feb 14 '13 at 01:13
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User24004
8 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
907 Views
Is consulting work subject to my day-job's intellectual-property clause?

Disclaimer: I'm not seeking legal advice here, I will naturally seek actual legal advice before I make any decisions. I'd just like to know the lay of the land, if anyone can help. I'm in the...

asked Jan 17 '13 at 11:47
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Bluepnume
121 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
486 Views
Non disclosure agreement for concierge early adopters?

I want to be extra careful and publish my first MVP to a concierge early adopter. I would like to know if it is common to ask her to sign a non disclosure agreement.

asked Jan 19 '13 at 04:26
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South
176 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
482 Views
Workers of a subsidary purely work on products of the parent company

If the parent company wholly owns the subsidiary, could the employees of the subsidiary work on products of the parent company? Are special contracts needed? Thanks

asked Jan 28 '13 at 14:56
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Kate
99 points

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1 Answers
761 Views
Can a minor form an LLC in North Carolina?

I am 16, and live in North Carolina. I want to start a software company. I have made some programs that could make some money, and I would like to start an LLC. Is this possible? If not, is there...

asked Jan 12 '13 at 04:29
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User22499
3 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
724 Views
Technical Co-Founder Contract

There are a couple startups I'm thinking about joining. They are in very early stages (seed round or incubation). I am interested in the position of technical co-founder. They've all asked that we...

asked Dec 4 '12 at 09:57
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Scott Coates
111 points