Scott & Scott, LLP

Important Tips for Resolving an SIIA Audit During or Immediately After a BSA Audit

Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares three important tips to cope with an SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association) audit after a BSA (BSA | The Software Association) audit…more

Negotiating Software Contracts – Successfully Negotiating a Warranty Section

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Stephen Pinson, explains the importance of negotiating performance warranties in software contracts yet usually are overlooked…more

For SPLA Audits, When Historical Data is Missing, Creativity May Be Required

The SPLA gives Microsoft the right to presume that unreported use identified during an audit month began at the commencement of the end-user relationships associated with that unreported use, unless a licensee can reasonably…more

Are Artificial-Intelligence Software Audits Around the Corner?

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, expresses concern whether KPMG’s recent announcement that they will be deploying IBM’s Watson cognitive computing technology points to changes in software audits in the future…more

Identifying and Understanding Microsoft License Verification Audits

Microsoft, like other software publishers, routinely audits customers to help ensure that it is protecting the value of its intellectual property. Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, discusses three of the methods…more

Be Wary of Changes in New SPLA Contracts

Microsoft’s standard-form Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) has had a handful of noteworthy changes relative to the forms that many current SPLA licensees may have signed at the beginning of their relationships with…more

Vendor Contracting and GLBA’s Safeguards Rules

Transactions between financial institutions and their technology services providers are often regulated by GLBA. Lawyers need to determine whether the transaction involves personally identifiable financial information and if so,…more

Negotiating Software Contracts – Successfully Negotiating a Limitation of Liability

Limitation of Liability ranks as one of the most important contract provisions in a software contract. The limitation of liability limits each party’s liability for all sorts of harm. One of the major pitfalls in negotiating a…more

How to Avoid Compliance Gaps with Autodesk Downgrade Rights

Autodesk, like many other software publishers, are now offering subscription based licenses instead of perpetual licenses. Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares some helpful suggestions to ensure that the…more

Be Wary of Certain ISV and Embedded Software Agreements

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares the reasons vendors considering any kind of royalty ISV or other embedding agreement need to carefully scrutinize the terms of such agreements and then determine whether…more

A Software Settlement Is Not Complete Until All Obligations Are Met

The majority of copyright infringement claims are resolved by settlement rather than litigation. In some instances, the settlement agreements contain post-settlement obligations that can affect the release of liability for all…more

Negotiating Software Contract Risks – The Three Riskiest Provisions

There are many software and service contract provisions that can be negotiated, but there are three major risk provisions found in most contracts that must be considered in conjunction with one another…more

Even in The Cloud – Keep an Eye on Software Licensing

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, says businesses need to develop and maintain a working knowledge of software-licensing rules, even if they are not going to be directly responsible for adhering to those rules…more

GLBA Compliance Considerations in Technology Transactions

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, shares sample language he uses in service provider agreements for his financial institution clients to comply with GLBA Safeguards Rule…more

Treat Audit Demands Like A Litigation Hold Letter

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares the key reason to treat software audit requests from publishers or their trade groups (BSA, SIIA) like a litigation hold letter and preserve all information. …more
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1256 Main Street
Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092, United States

Contact: Rob Scott

  • 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
Other U.S. Locations
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys

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