Added some Seattle Genetics Inc. contracts and more are on the way.
Among the Men’s Wearhouse contracts, you will find a license agreement between The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. and the George Zimmer 1998 Living Trust. This license agreement licenses two trademarks to George Zimmer’s likeness for $10,000 per year so long as George Zimmer remains an employee of the Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. If George Zimmer ceases to be an employee,the annual fee become $250,000 for a period of four years. The license is renewable at the end of the four year period at the option and sole discretion of the licensee for $250,000 a year.
I also added a new category of succession agreements.
I’ve also added a new category for Real Estate Purchase and Sales Agreements.
For a long time, a lot of data in securities filings was hidden by obscurity. Sure, the SEC offered a full text search of EDGAR filings, but it only spanned the last four years. And, if you actually tried to use the full text search, it wasn’t too fruitful an experience.
Here’s a search for offer letter:
Not particularly illuminating.
However, something changed about a year ago. On May 1, 2012, the robots.txt file from the sec.gov website looked like this:
Source: Internet Archive
On the following day, the robots.txt file looked like this:
Source: Internet Archive
The big change was this line that allowed search engines, such as Google, to index EDGAR data:
Now you can use Google to search for an offer letter in the EDGAR archives. The results are much better than the SEC’s full-text search.
Added the Tableau Software Inc. contracts, which Tableau Software had filed last month in anticipation of its IPO.
Although the agreement is described as a buyout, it is actually a Merger Agreement between Denali Holding Inc. and Dell Inc.
I’ve added A123 Systems, Inc. contracts to the website, including its purchase agreements, manufacturing agreements, supply agreements and development agreements with Black & Decker, BAE Systems, Fisker Automotive and DaimlerChrysler.
In their S-1 statement, I noticed that company listed the use of “open source” software as a risk factor. The company explained that “[s]uch open source licenses typically require that source code subject to the license be made available to the public and that any modifications or derivative works to open source software continue to be licensed under open source licenses.”
If you use “open source” software in your business, keep this risk factor in mind.
Audience Inc. recently issued a press release that “it is unlikely that OEM (Apple Inc.) will enable Audience’s processor IP in its next generation mobile phone.”