Scott & Scott, LLP

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1256 Main Street
Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092, United States
Contact: Rob Scott
Phone: 214.999.0080
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Is Flexera’s Initiative with Microsoft a Silver Bullet for Software Audits?

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, writes that Software Asset Management (SAM) is a process - not a tool. He shares reasons why Microsoft's customers would be well-advised to cast a wary eye upon the touted…more
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Navigating Microsoft License Verification Audits

Scott & Scott attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares three audit methods Microsoft uses to verify its customers’ software license compliance. Before responding to any type of software audit request, Microsoft customers should first…more
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Superseding Audit Rights for Software Copyright Infringement: Settlement Agreements Versus Software License Agreements

Software audit requests, in addition to language in the settlement agreement, may conflict with an existing software license agreement. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares potential conflicts to consider…more
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Negotiating Technology Contracts: On-premise vs. Cloud and Hosted Software

When switching from on-premise software to a hosted software cloud solution, there are numerous business issues to consider. Having a plan when switching to a hosted software cloud provider is crucial to a business’ success…more
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Are Mandatory Software Inventory Tools on the Horizon?

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, voices concern about the trend that software publishers seem to be moving toward deployment frameworks where, in addition to any software that companies use for their business…more
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Copyright Infringement Defense: Know When to Consult an Expert

Even though software audits are commonplace in many businesses, recipients of audit notices make many mistakes when it comes to audit responses. Because software publishers can often assert claims for copyright infringement if…more
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Top Three Ways to Sabotage Your Licensing Compliance Under SPLA

SPLA – and Microsoft licensing in general – is full of pitfalls. Companies investing heavily in Microsoft’s software products are well advised to tread carefully and to take steps to ensure that their procurement and SAM…more
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Licensing Oracle Software in a Third Party’s Cloud

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares why it's important for companies contemplating any virtualized or third-party hosted usage of Oracle software to work with knowledgeable licensing consultants…more
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Prevent Autodesk Business Disputes from Turning into an Audit

Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares a few key issues to consider when resolving an Autodesk software license dispute…more
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Negotiating Technology Contracts – Insurance Requirements

One of the most overlooked sections in a technology-related contract is the insurance section. Whether that contract involves IT services, development, Software as a Service or Cloud Services, the insurance section is just as…more
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Negotiating Contracts: 12 Key Terms to Negotiate in a Software as a Service or Cloud Service Agreement

Stephen Pinson, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares the key requirements in negotiating SAS and Cloud Agreements…more
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BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

Recent membership changes to BSA | The Software Alliance may affect the scope of an audit. Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares steps a company targeted by the BSA should take to mitigate its exposure…more
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How to Contend with Oracle’s Many Licensing Policies

Oracle’s licensing rules creates confusion and a strong possibility of surprises during audits. …more
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Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares several key considerations that should be negotiated during a merger and acquisition transaction…more
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Oracle Licensing: Hard Partitioning and Disaster Recovery

Running Oracle products on virtualized and DR servers offers flexibility and other potential advantages but can expose a business to high financial risks. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Stephen Pinson, shares common mistakes to…more
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