Software Escrow Agreement

Software Escrow Agreement

This Software Escrow Agreement is made on [AGREEMENT DATE] (the "Effective Date") between [PARTY A NAME], [whose principal place of residence is at / a [CORPORATE JURISDICTION] corporation with its principal place of business at [PARTY A ADDRESS]] (the "[PARTY A ABBREVIATION]"), [PARTY B NAME], [whose principal place of residence is at / a [CORPORATE JURISDICTION] corporation with its principal place of business at] [PARTY B ADDRESS]] (the "[PARTY B ABBREVIATION]"), and [ESCROW AGENT NAME], an escrow agent at [COMPANY NAME], with its principal place of business at [ESCROW AGENT ADDRESS] (the "Escrow Agent").

(The capitalized terms used in this agreement, in addition to those above, are defined in section [DEFINITIONS].)

Deposit Escrow Materials. Within [DEPOSIT PERIOD NUMBER OF DAYS] days of the Effective Date, [PARTY A] shall deposit with the Escrow Agent [SHORT DESCRIPTION OF ESCROW MATERIALS], further described in the [ATTACHMENT] attached to this agreement (the "[DELIVERABLES]").

Modification of Escrow Materials

Right to Modify[PARTY A] may modify the [DELIVERABLE].

Deposit Modifications. Within [MODIFICATION DEPOSIT NUMBER OF DAYS] of making a modification, [PARTY A] shall deposit the modified [DELIVERABLE] with the Escrow Agent.

Modification of Escrow Materials

Consent Required to Modify. [PARTY A] may modify the [DELIVERABLE] only if [PARTY B] gives written consent.

Deposit Modifications. Within [MODIFICATION DEPOSIT NUMBER OF DAYS] of making a modification, [PARTY A] shall deposit the modified [DELIVERABLE] with the Escrow Agent.

Release of Escrow Materials

Escrow Release Events. The Escrow Agent shall release the [DELIVERABLE] to [PARTY B] on any of the following events (each one, a "Release Event"), whichever happens first.

Written InstructionThe Escrow Agent shall release the [DELIVERABLE] to [PARTY B] if it receives written instructions for release signed by both parties.

Failure to Correct SoftwareThe Escrow Agent shall release the [DELIVERABLE] to [PARTY B] if [PARTY A] fails to correct any material flaw in the Licensed Software within [CORRECTION PERIOD] days of receiving notice of the flaw from [PARTY B].

Dissolution or Liquidation ActionsThe Escrow Agent shall release the [DELIVERABLE] to [PARTY B] if [PARTY A] takes any action or approval of dissolution or liquidation of its business.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency, or ReceivershipThe Escrow Agent shall release the [DELIVERABLE] to [PARTY B] if [PARTY A] becomes insolvent, becomes the subject of a receivership, or files a petition for bankruptcy.

Breach of License AgreementThe Escrow Agent shall release the [DELIVERABLE] to [PARTY B] if [PARTY A] breaches any support or maintenance obligations under the License Agreement.

Notification of Escrow Release Events

Notice to [PARTY A] and Escrow Agent. If a Release Event occurs, [PARTY B] shall notify [PARTY A] and the Escrow Agent in writing, including the specific Release Event and instructions for the release of the Escrow Materials.

Release to [PARTY B]. The Escrow Agent shall release the Escrow Materials to [PARTY B] within [RELEASE PERIOD] days after receiving [PARTY B]'s notice of the Release Event, unless [PARTY A] disputes the occurrence of the Release Event before the release of the Escrow Materials.

Escrow Agent's Duties

Keep Escrow Materials Safe. The Escrow Agent shall retain the [DELIVERABLE] in a safe and secure environment.

Specified Obligations OnlyThe Escrow Agent will have only the obligations specifically listed in this agreement.

Escrow Agent's Duties

Keep Escrow Materials Safe. The Escrow Agent shall retain the [DELIVERABLE] in a safe and secure environment.

Specified Obligations Only. The Escrow Agent will have only the obligations specifically listed in this agreement.

Necessary Copies Permitted. The Escrow Agent may make copies of the [DELIVERABLE] if and to the extend necessary for the purposes of this agreement.

Verification of Escrow Materials. The Escrow Agent will not be obligated to verify the existence, relevance, completeness, or accuracy of the [DELIVERABLE].

Verification of Escrow Materials 

Verify After Deposit. After each deposit of the [DELIVERABLE], the Escrow Agent shall verify the existence, relevance, completeness, and accuracy of the [DELIVERABLE] according to the description in [ATTACHMENT].

No Other Verification Obligations. The Escrow Agent will not be obligated to verify the Escrow Materials beyond the requirements under this section.

Escrow Fees. [PARTY A] and [PARTY B] shall pay the Escrow Agent escrow fees according to section [PAYMENT OF ESCROW FEES] (the "Escrow Fees").

Payment of Escrow Fees[PARTY A] shall pay the Escrow Agent the Escrow Fees

in installments of $[ESCROW FEE INSTALLMENT AMOUNTS] in immediately available funds, 

paid each month, and

to the account the Escrow Agent lists immediately below:

Account Number:

Routing Number:

Taxes. [PARTY B] shall pay all Taxes applicable to payments between the parties under this agreement. 

Taxes. Each party shall pay the Taxes arising from the party's performance of its obligations and from compensation paid to the party. 

Taxes. [PARTY A] shall pay all Taxes applicable to payments between the parties under this agreement.

Late Payments

Right to Suspend. If [PARTY B] fails to make payments when due [three] times over any [six]-month period, [PARTY A] may suspend the [DELIVERABLE] until [PARTY B] pays all outstanding fees plus a $[REINSTATEMENT FEE] reinstatement fee.

Interest on Late Payments. Any amount not paid when due will bear interest from the due date until paid at a rate equal to [1]% per month ([12.68]% annually) or the maximum allowed by Law, whichever is less.

Late Payments

Right to Suspend. If [PARTY B] fails to make payments when due [three] times over any [six]-month period, [PARTY A] may suspend the [DELIVERABLE] until [PARTY B] pays all outstanding fees.

Interest on Late Payments. Any amount not paid when due will bear interest from the due date until paid at a rate equal to [1]% per month ([12.68]% annually) or the maximum allowed by Law, whichever is less.

Interest on Late Payments. Any amount not paid when due will bear interest from the due date until paid at a rate equal to [1]% per month ([12.68]% annually) or the maximum allowed by Law, whichever is less.

Term. This agreement will begin on the Effective Date and will last until the expiration or termination of the License Agreement, unless terminated earlier (the "Term"). 

Mutual Representations

Authority and Capacity. The parties have the authority and capacity to enter into this agreement.

Execution and Delivery. The parties have executed and delivered this agreement.

Enforceability. This agreement constitutes a legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against the parties according to its terms.

No Conflicts. Neither party is under any restriction or obligation that may affect the performance of its obligations under this agreement.

Mutual Representations

Existence. The parties are corporations incorporated and existing under the laws of the jurisdictions of their respective incorporation.

Authority and Capacity. The parties have the authority and capacity to enter into this agreement.

Execution and Delivery. The parties have duly executed and delivered this agreement.

Enforceability. This agreement constitutes a legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against the parties in accordance with its terms.

No ConflictsNeither party is under any restriction or obligation that may affect the performance of its obligations under this agreement.

Intellectual Property

No Transfer of Intellectual Property. Subject to paragraph [LIMITED LICENSE] below, nothing in this agreement will function to transfer any of either party's Intellectual Property rights to the other party.

Retain Existing Intellectual Property. Each party will retain exclusive interest in and ownership of its Intellectual Property existing prior to this agreement or developed outside the scope of this agreement.

Limited License. If the [DELIVERABLE] is released to [PARTY B] due to [PARTY A]'s failure to correct a material flaw in the Licensed Software according to section [RELEASE OF ESCROW MATERIALS], [PARTY A] shall grant [PARTY B] a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and royalty-free license to use and reproduce the [DELIVERABLE] as necessary for [PARTY B] to correct or use the Licensed Software.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality Obligations. During the Term and for [RESTRICTED PERIOD YEARS] years after the Term (the "Restricted Period"), [PARTY B] shall hold in confidence all Confidential Information [PARTY A] discloses to it under this agreement.

Use Solely for Purpose. [PARTY B] may only use Confidential Information according to the terms of this agreement[ and solely for the Purpose].

Non-Disclosure[PARTY B] may not disclose Confidential Information, [the existence of this agreement, the Transaction, or the Purpose], except to the extent allowed under paragraphs [PERMITTED DISCLOSURE] and [REQUIRED DISCLOSURE].

Permitted Disclosure. [PARTY B] may disclose Confidential Information to its Representatives

if and to the extent that [PARTY A] consents in writing to such disclosure, or

to the [PARTY B]'s officers, directors, employees, Affiliates, or Representatives who

need to know the Confidential Information in connection with the Purpose,

have been informed of the confidentiality obligations of this agreement, and 

agree comply with the confidentiality obligations of this agreement.

Required Disclosure. [PARTY B] may disclose Confidential Information if it is required to do so by Law but only if [PARTY B]

gives [PARTY A] Notice to allow it a reasonable opportunity to either seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy or waive the recipient's compliance with the confidentiality obligations,

reasonably cooperates with [PARTY A] in its reasonable efforts to obtain a protective order or other appropriate remedy,

discloses only that portion of the Confidential Information that, having consulted with its counsel, it is legally required to disclose, and

uses reasonable efforts to obtain reliable written assurance from the third party that the Confidential Information will be kept confidential.

Standard of Care. In protecting the Confidential Information, [PARTY B] shall exercise at least the same degree of care as it uses with its own Confidential Information, but in no event less than reasonable care.

Burden of Proof. [PARTY B] will have the burden of proof relating to all exceptions to the definition of Confidential Information.

No Copies. [PARTY B] may not copy, record, or otherwise reproduce any Confidential Information.

No Modification of Confidential Information. [PARTY B] will not copy, decompile, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works out of any Confidential Information without [PARTY A]'s written consent.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality Obligations. During the Term and for [RESTRICTED PERIOD YEARS] years after the Term (the "Restricted Period"), each party (as a receiving party) shall hold in confidence all Confidential Information the other party (as a disclosing party) discloses to it under this agreement.

Use Solely for Purpose. A receiving party may only use Confidential Information according to the terms of this agreement[ and solely for the Purpose].

Non-DisclosureA receiving party may not disclose Confidential Information, [the existence of this agreement, the Transaction, or the Purpose] to any third party, except to the extent allowed under paragraphs [PERMITTED DISCLOSURE] and [REQUIRED DISCLOSURE].

Permitted Disclosure. A receiving party may disclose Confidential Information to its Representatives

if and to the extent that the disclosing party consents in writing to such disclosure, or

to the receiving party's officers, directors, employees, Affiliates, or Representatives who

need to know the Confidential Information in connection with the Purpose,

have been informed of the confidentiality obligations of this agreement, and 

agree comply with the confidentiality obligations of this agreement.

Required Disclosure. The receiving party may disclose Confidential Information if it is required to do so by Law but only if the receiving party

gives the disclosing party Notice to allow it a reasonable opportunity to either seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy or waive the recipient's compliance with the confidentiality obligations,

reasonably cooperates with the disclosing party in its reasonable efforts to obtain a protective order or other appropriate remedy,

discloses only that portion of the Confidential Information that, having consulted with its counsel, it is legally required to disclose, and

uses reasonable efforts to obtain reliable written assurance from the third party that the Confidential Information will be kept confidential.

Standard of Care. In protecting the Confidential Information, the receiving party shall exercise at least the same degree of care as it uses with its own Confidential Information, but in no event less than reasonable care.

Burden of Proof. The receiving party will have the burden of proof relating to all exceptions to the definition of Confidential Information.

No Copies. A receiving party may not copy, record, or otherwise reproduce any Confidential Information.

No Modification of Confidential Information. The receiving party will not copy, decompile, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works out of any Confidential Information without the disclosing party's written consent.

Confidentiality Obligations. The parties shall continue to be bound by the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement between the parties, dated [DATE] and attached to this agreement.

Non-Disclosure of Agreement. Neither party will disclose the terms or existence of this agreement to any third party, unless the other party gives written consent to the disclosure.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality Obligations. During the Term and for [RESTRICTED PERIOD YEARS] years after the Term (the "Restricted Period"), each party (as a receiving party) shall hold in confidence all Confidential Information the other party (as a disclosing party) discloses to it under this agreement.

Use Solely for Purpose. A receiving party may only use Confidential Information according to the terms of this agreement and solely for the Purpose.

Non-DisclosureA receiving party may not disclose Confidential Information, [the existence of this agreement, the Transaction, or the Purpose] to any third party, except to the extent

permitted by this agreement

the disclosing party consents to in writing, or

required by Law.

Notice. A receiving party shall notify the disclosing party if it

is required by Law to disclose any Confidential Information, or

learns of any unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality Obligations. During the Term and for [RESTRICTED PERIOD YEARS] years after the Term (the "Restricted Period"), [PARTY B] shall hold in confidence all Confidential Information [PARTY A] discloses to it under this agreement.

Use Solely for Purpose. [PARTY B] may only use Confidential Information according to the terms of this agreement and solely for the Purpose

Non-Disclosure[PARTY B] may not disclose Confidential Information, [the existence of this agreement, the Transaction, or the Purpose] to any third party, except to the extent

permitted by this agreement,

[PARTY A] consents to in writing, or

required by Law.

Notice. [PARTY B] shall notify [PARTY A] if it

is required by Law to disclose any Confidential Information, or

learns of any unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information.

Termination

Termination on Notice. Either party may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] business days’ notice to the other party.

Termination for Material Breach. Each party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to the other party, if

the other party fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after the injured party delivers notice to the breaching party reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Failure of Condition. Either party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to the other party, if either

any of the conditions precedent set out in [CONDITIONS ON OBLIGATIONS OF ALL PARTIES] have not been, or it becomes apparent that any such conditions will not be, fulfilled by [DATE], and

such non-fulfillment was not due to the failure of the injured party to perform or comply with any of its representations, warranties, covenants, or conditions to be performed or complied with, or

any of the conditions specifically applicable to the other party have not have been, or it becomes apparent that any such conditions will not be, fulfilled by [DATE].

Termination for Insolvency. If either party becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, the other party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination Because of Law or Order. Either party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect if

there is or becomes any Law that makes the performance of the terms of this agreement illegal or otherwise prohibited, or

any Governmental Authority issues an Order restraining or enjoining the transactions under this agreement.

Termination

Termination on Notice. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to [PARTY B].

Termination for Material Breach. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY B], if

[PARTY B] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY A] delivers notice to [PARTY B] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Failure of Condition. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY B], if 

any of the conditions to [PARTY B]'s performance have not have been, or it becomes apparent that any such conditions will not be, fulfilled by [DATE], and

such non-fulfillment was not due to [PARTY A]'s failure to perform or comply with any of its representations, warranties, covenants, or conditions.

Termination for Insolvency. If either party becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination Because of Law or Order. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect if

there is or becomes any Law that makes effecting this agreement illegal or otherwise prohibited, or

any Governmental Authority issues an Order restraining or enjoining the transactions under this agreement.

Termination

Termination on Notice. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE] Business Days’ notice to [PARTY B].

Termination for Material Breach. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY B], if

[PARTY B] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY A] delivers notice to [PARTY B] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Insolvency. If [PARTY B] becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination for Change of Control. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect, by giving notice to [PARTY B], in the event of a Change of Control of [PARTY B].

Termination

Termination on Notice. Each party may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to the other party.

[PARTY A] May Terminate for Material Breach. [PARTY A] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY B], if

[PARTY B] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its covenants, representations, or obligations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY A] delivers notice to [PARTY B] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination by Written Agreement. [PARTY A] and [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement by signed, written agreement to terminate it.

Termination

Termination on Notice. Each party may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to the other party.

Termination for Material Breach. Each party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to the other party, if

the other party fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its covenants, representations, or obligations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after the injured party delivers notice to the breaching party reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Insolvency. If either party becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, the other party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination for Change of Control. Either party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect, by giving notice to the other party, in the event of a Change in Control of the other party.

Termination

Termination Because of Material Breach. Either party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to the other party, if

the other party fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after the injured party delivers notice to the breaching party reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination Because of Insolvency. If either party becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, the other party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination

Termination on Notice. Either party may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to the other party.

Termination for Material Breach. Each party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to the other party, if

the other party fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after the injured party delivers notice to the breaching party reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Insolvency. If either party becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, the other party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination

Termination on Notice. Either party may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to the other party.

Termination for Material Breach. Each party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to the other party, if

the other party fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after the injured party delivers notice to the breaching party reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination by [PARTY B]

Termination on Notice. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE] Business Days’ notice to [PARTY A].

Termination for Material Breach. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY A], if

[PARTY A] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY B] delivers notice to [PARTY A] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Insolvency. If [PARTY A] becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination

Termination on Notice. Each party may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to the other party.

[PARTY B] May Terminate for Material Breach. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY A], if

[PARTY A] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its covenants, representations, or obligations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY B] delivers notice to [PARTY A] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination

Termination on Notice. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE] Business Days’ notice to [PARTY A].

Termination for Material Breach. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY A], if

[PARTY A] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY B] delivers notice to [PARTY A] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Insolvency. If [PARTY A] becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination for Change of Control. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect, by giving notice to [PARTY A], in the event of a Change of Control of [PARTY A].

Termination

Termination on Notice. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement for any reason on [TERMINATION NOTICE BUSINESS DAYS] Business Days’ notice to [PARTY A].

Termination for Material Breach. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY A], if

[PARTY A] fails to perform, has made or makes any inaccuracy in, or otherwise materially breaches, any of its obligations, covenants, or representations, and

the failure, inaccuracy, or breach continues for a period of [BREACH CONTINUATION DAYS] Business Days' after [PARTY B] delivers notice to [PARTY A] reasonably detailing the breach.

Termination for Failure of Condition. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by delivering notice of the termination to [PARTY A], if 

any of the conditions to [PARTY A]'s performance have not have been, or it becomes apparent that any such conditions will not be, fulfilled by [DATE], and

such non-fulfillment was not due to [PARTY B]'s failure to perform or comply with any of its representations, warranties, covenants, or conditions.

Termination for Insolvency. If either party becomes insolvent, bankrupt, or enters receivership, dissolution, or liquidation, [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect.

Termination Because of Law or Order. [PARTY B] may terminate this agreement with immediate effect if

there is or becomes any Law that makes effecting this agreement illegal or otherwise prohibited, or

any Governmental Authority issues an Order restraining or enjoining the transactions under this agreement.

Indemnification

General Indemnification[PARTY A] and [PARTY B] shall jointly and severally indemnify the Escrow Agent against all losses, fees, and expenses incurred as a result of the Escrow Agent being brought into or otherwise becoming involved in any claims between [PARTY A] and [PARTY B] in connection with this agreement, unless 

this agreement otherwise provides for reimbursement of the losses, fees, or expenses, or

the Escrow Agent solely caused the claim by its gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Infringement Indemnification

[PARTY A] shall indemnify the Escrow Agent, and the Escrow Agent's Representatives, against all losses, costs, and expenses incurred as a result of or in connection with a claim that the Escrow Agent's performance of its obligations under this agreement infringes a third party's Intellectual Property.

Notice and Failure to Notify

Notice Requirement. Before bringing a claim for indemnification, the Escrow Agent shall

notify the indemnifying party of the indemnifiable proceeding, and

deliver to the indemnifying party all legal pleadings and other documents reasonably necessary to indemnify or defend the indemnifiable proceeding.

Failure to Notify. If the Escrow Agent fails to notify the indemnifying party of the indemnifiable proceeding, the indemnifying will be relieved of its indemnification obligations to the extent it was prejudiced by the Escrow Agent's failure.

Exclusive Remedy. The Escrow Agent's right to indemnification is the exclusive remedy available in connection with the indemnifiable proceedings described in this section [INDEMNIFICATION].

Escrow Agent's Liabilities

Not a Party. The Escrow Agent is not a party to any of the agreements referred to or described in this agreement (including the [Underlying Agreement]).

Liability for Gross Negligence and Willful Misconduct. The Escrow Agent will only be liable for losses, damages, or expenses to the parties that result from the Escrow Agent's gross negligence or willful misconduct.

No Liability for Unforeseeable Losses. The Escrow Agent will not be liable for any losses, damages, or expenses of any party that were remote, speculative, or otherwise unforeseeable on entering into this agreement.

No Implied Notice. The Escrow Agent will not be deemed to have notice or Knowledge of any fact or circumstance not specifically listed in this agreement.

Cap on LiabilityThe Escrow Agent's total liability under this agreement will not exceed $[MAXIMUM LIABILITY].

Escrow Agent's Liability. The Escrow Agent will not be liable for any losses or damages arising out of its performance of its obligations under this agreement (including omissions), except for liability arising out of its willful misconduct on gross negligence.

Definitions 

"Business Day" means a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or any other day on which the principal banks located in New York, New York are not open for business.

"Effective Date" is defined in the introduction to this agreement.

"Escrow Fees" is defined in section [ESCROW FEES].

"[Escrow Materials]" is defined in section [DEPOSIT ESCROW MATERIALS][, and in the [ATTACHMENT], attached to this agreement].

"Governmental Authority" means

(a) any federal, state, local, or foreign government, and any political subdivision of any of them,

(b) any agency or instrumentality of any such government or political subdivision,

(c) any self-regulated organization or other non-governmental regulatory authority or quasi-governmental authority (to the extent that its rules, regulations or orders have the force of law), and

(d) any arbitrator, court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

"Intellectual Property" means any and all of the following in any jurisdiction throughout the world

(a) trademarks and service marks, including all applications and registrations, and the goodwill connected with the use of and symbolized by the foregoing,

(b) copyrights, including all applications and registrations related to the foregoing,

(c) trade secrets and confidential know-how,

(d) patents and patent applications,

(e) websites and internet domain name registrations, and

(f) other intellectual property and related proprietary rights, interests and protections (including all rights to sue and recover and retain damages, costs and attorneys' fees for past, present, and future infringement, and any other rights relating to any of the foregoing).

"Law" means

(a) any law (including the common law), statute, bylaw, rule, regulation, order, ordinance, treaty, decree, judgment, and

(b) any official directive, protocol, code, guideline, notice, approval, order, policy, or other requirement of any Governmental Authority having the force of law.

"License Agreement" means the license agreement between the parties, dated [DATE], attached to this agreement as [ATTACHMENT].

"Person" includes

(a) any corporation, company, limited liability company, partnership, Governmental Authority, joint venture, fund, trust, association, syndicate, organization, or other entity or group of persons, whether incorporated or not, and

(b) any individual.

"Release Event" is defined in section [RELEASE OF ESCROW MATERIALS].

"Representative" means, for any Person, that Person's directors, officers, shareholders, owners, partners, employees, subcontractors, agents, professional advisors[, in connection with the transactions contemplated in this agreement], and any other authorized representatives.

"Taxes" includes all taxes, assessments, charges, duties, fees, levies, and other charges of a Governmental Authority, including income, franchise, capital stock, real property, personal property, tangible, withholding, employment, payroll, social security, social contribution, unemployment compensation, disability, transfer, sales, use, excise, gross receipts, stamp, value-added, and all other taxes of any kind for which a party may have any liability imposed by any Governmental Authority, whether disputed or not, any related charges, interest or penalties imposed by any Governmental Authority, and any liability for any other person as a transferee or successor by Law, contract or otherwise.

"Term" is defined in section [TERM].

General Provisions

Entire Agreement. The parties intend that this agreement, together with all attachments, schedules, exhibits, and other documents that both are referenced in this agreement and refer to this agreement,

represent the final expression of the parties' intent and agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement,

contain all the terms the parties agreed to relating to the subject matter, and

replace all the parties' previous discussions, understandings, and agreements relating to the subject matter.

Counterparts. This agreement

may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which is an original and all of which taken together form one single document, and

shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other party.

Counterparts. This agreement may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which is an original and all of which taken together form one single document. Signatures delivered by email in PDF format or facsimile shall be effective.

Counterparts

Signed in Counterparts. This agreement may be signed in any number of counterparts.

All Counterparts Original. Each counterpart is an original.

Counterparts Form One Document. Together, all counterparts form one single document.

Assignment

[PARTY B] Requires [PARTY A]'s Consent[PARTY B] may not assign this agreement or any of its rights or obligations under this agreement without [PARTY A]'s written consent.

[PARTY A] May Give Notice to Assign[PARTY A] may assign this agreement or any of its rights or obligations under this agreement, by giving [PARTY B] notice.

Assignment. [PARTY B] may not assign this agreement or any of its rights or obligations under this agreement without [PARTY A]'s prior written consent. [PARTY A] may assign this agreement or any of its rights and obligations under this agreement, effective upon Notice to [PARTY B],

to any subsidiary or affiliate, or

in connection with any sale, transfer, or other disposition of all or substantially all of its business or assets but only if the assignee assumes all of [PARTY A]'s obligations.

Assignment. Neither party may assign this [agreement /plan] or any of their rights or obligations under this [agreement /plan] without the other party's written consent.

Assignment and Successors

Assignment. Neither party may assign this agreement or any of their rights or obligations under this agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.

Successors. This agreement benefits and binds the parties and their respective heirs, successors, and permitted assigns.

Severability. If any part of this [agreement /plan] is declared unenforceable or invalid, the remainder will continue to be valid and enforceable.

Governing Law.

Applicable Law. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force in:

the State of California, if a license to the Software is purchased when you are in the United States, Canada, or Mexico; or

Japan, if a license to the Software is purchased when you are in Japan, China, Korea, or other Southeast Asian country where all official languages are written in either an ideographic script (e.g., hanzi, kanji, or hanja), and/or other script based upon or similar in structure to an ideographic script, such as hangul or kana; or

England, if a license to the Software is purchased when you are in any jurisdiction not described above.

Jurisdiction. The respective courts of Santa Clara County, California when California law applies, Tokyo District Court in Japan, when Japanese law applies, and the competent courts of London, England, when the law of England applies, shall each have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes relating to this agreement.

United Nations Convention on Contracts. This agreement will not be governed by the conflict of law rules of any jurisdiction or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

Governing Law and Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue

Governing Law. This agreement, and any dispute arising out of the [SUBJECT MATTER OF THE AGREEMENT], shall be governed by laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE].

Consent to Jurisdiction. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to the [exclusive, non-exclusive] jurisdiction and venue of any [state or federal] court located within [VENUE COUNTY] County, State of [VENUE STATE] in connection with any matter arising out of this [agreement / plan] or the transactions contemplated under this [agreement / plan].

Consent to Service. Each party hereby irrevocably

agrees that process may be served on it in any manner authorized by the Laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE] for such Persons, and 

waives any objection which it might otherwise have to service of process under the Laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE].

Governing Law. This agreement, and any dispute arising out of the [SUBJECT MATTER OF THE AGREEMENT], shall be governed by laws of the State of [GOVERNING LAW STATE].

Force Majeure. A party shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the performance of this agreement for the period that such failure or delay is

 beyond the reasonable control of a party,

 materially affects the performance of any of its obligations under this agreement, and

 could not reasonably have been foreseen or provided against, but

will not be excused for failure or delay resulting from only general economic conditions or other general market effects.

20.10. Force Majeure

(a) No Liability. Neither party will be liable for performance delays nor for non-performance due to causes beyond its reasonable control, except for payment obligations.

(b) Best Efforts to Cure. In the event of a threatened default or default as a result of any cause beyond its reasonable control, the defaulting party shall nonetheless exercise its best efforts to avoid and cure such default.

(c) Right to Terminate. In the event such an event prevents performance thereunder for a period in excess of ninety (90) days, then the non-defaulting party may elect to terminate this Agreement and/or cancel or suspend any Purchase Orders thereunder by a written notice to the defaulting party.

Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable for performance delays nor for non-performance due to causes beyond its reasonable control, except for payment obligations.

Interpretation. Each party has had adequate opportunity to review this agreement. Any interpretation of this agreement shall be made without regard to authorship or negotiation.

Interpretation

References to Specific Terms

Accounting Principles. Unless otherwise specified, where the character or amount of any asset or liability, item of revenue, or expense is required to be determined, or any consolidation or other accounting computation is required to be made, that determination or calculation will be made in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles defined by the professional accounting industry in effect in the United States ("GAAP").

Currency. Unless otherwise specified, all dollar amounts expressed in this agreement refer to American currency.

"Including." Where this agreement uses the word "including," it means "including without limitation," and where it uses the word "includes," it means "includes without limitation."

"Knowledge." Where any representation, warranty, or other statement in this agreement, or in any other document entered into or delivered under this agreement,] is expressed by a party to be "to its knowledge," or is otherwise expressed to be limited in scope to facts or matters known to the party or of which the party is aware, it means:

the then-current, actual knowledge of the directors and officers of that party, and

the knowledge that would or should have come to the attention of any of them had they investigated the facts related to that statement and made reasonable inquiries of other individuals reasonably likely to have knowledge of facts related to that statement.

Statutes, etc. Unless specified otherwise, any reference in this agreement to a statute includes the rules, regulations, and policies made under that statute and any provision that amends, supplements, supersedes, or replaces that statute or those rules or policies.

Number and Gender. Unless the context requires otherwise, words importing the singular number include the plural and vice versa; words importing gender include all genders.

Headings. The headings used in this agreement and its division into sections, schedules, exhibits, appendices, and other subdivisions do not affect its interpretation.

Internal References. References in this agreement to sections and other subdivisions are to those parts of this agreement.

Calculation of Time. In this agreement, a period of days begins on the first day after the event that began the period and ends at 5:00 p.m. [TIME ZONE] Time on the last day of the period. If any period of time is to expire, or any action or event is to occur, on a day that is not a Business Day, the period expires, or the action or event is considered to occur, at 5:00 p.m. [TIME ZONE] Time on the next Business Day.

Construction of Terms. The parties have each participated in settling the terms of this agreement. Any rule of legal interpretation to the effect that any ambiguity is to be resolved against the drafting party will not apply in interpreting this agreement.

Conflict of Terms. If there is any inconsistency between the terms of this agreement and those in any schedule to this agreement or in any document entered into under this agreement, the terms of [this agreement/[SPECIFIED AGREEMENTS]] will prevail. The parties shall take all necessary steps to conform the inconsistent terms to the terms of [this agreement / [SPECIFIED AGREEMENTS].

Notices

Form of Notice. All notices and other communications between the parties must be in writing.

Method of Notice. The parties shall give all notices and communications between the parties by (i) personal delivery, (ii) a nationally-recognized, next-day courier service, (iii) first-class registered or certified mail, postage prepaid[, (iv) fax][ or (v) electronic mail] to the party's address specified in this agreement, or to the address that a party has notified to be that party's address for the purposes of this section.

Receipt of Notice. A notice given under this [agreement / plan] will be effective on

the other party's receipt of it, or

if mailed, on the earlier of the other party's receipt of it and the [fifth] Business Day after mailing it. 

 This agreement has been signed by the parties.

[PARTY A NAME]

Name: [PARTY A SIGNATORY NAME]

Title: [PARTY A SIGNATORY TITLE]

[PARTY B NAME]

Name: [PARTY B SIGNATORY NAME]

Title: [PARTY B SIGNATORY TITLE]

[ESCROW AGENT NAME]

Name: [ESCROW AGENT SIGNATORY NAME]

Title: [ESCROW AGENT SIGNATORY TITLE]