This ar­ti­cle orig­i­nal­ly ap­peared on the Ler­man & Szlak web­site.

Celia Ler­man, a found­ing part­ner at Ler­man & Szlak, wrote an ar­ti­cle pub­lished in a lead­ing IP pub­li­ca­tion, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Mag­a­zine, fo­cused on SaaS (soft­ware as a ser­vice) as a busi­ness mod­el and all its as­pects, in­clud­ing ben­e­fits and pos­si­ble le­gal chal­lenges. Celia Ler­man finds that “SaaS sys­tems fa­cil­i­tate more easy and di­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tion with users. For ex­am­ple, most SaaS sys­tems in­clude the easy-to-build func­tion­al­i­ty of sys­tem-wide mes­sag­ing, to send no­ti­fi­ca­tions to users.”
Soft­ware as a ser­vice’ (SaaS) is run and man­aged by the pro­vid­ing company’s web serv­er, and in­cludes (usu­al­ly web- or app-based) in­ter­faces for end-users who pay a sub­scrip­tion fee. This has in­creas­ing­ly be­come the stan­dard in the soft­ware in­dus­try. It has many ben­e­fits, es­pe­cial­ly for soft­ware busi­ness­es – al­though not so much for users”, Celia Ler­man adds.

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