I am not the original author of software. I did license the source code from the original author, where I was allowed to customize and fix bugs and redistribute and/or repackage, including re-brand. This contract had 3 year period. I own all my work.
The original author decided to sell ALL rights, IP, and source to another party. I hadn't anticipated this happening, the original contract didn't cover this or give me any rights to match the bid or even to bid on the ownership purchase.
I haven't received any official docs that verify transfer of ownership. However, I don't dispute who the owner is.
The new owner however, is under the impression that the licensing agreement ceased when he purchased the source. I don't think that's true. I believe the contract/agreement I made with original author is still in effect.
Please help with any advise/thoughts based on legal fact you may know or have experienced.