Scott & Scott, LLP

Is Hosting Microsoft Products via Third Parties a Good Option?

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett,, helps you answer whether hosting Microsoft products through third parties is a good option for your company…more

Which is Better: Microsoft SPLA or Microsoft Self-Hosted Applications?

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares points to keep in mind when evaluating whether a Microsoft Service Provider Agreement (SPLA) oir a Self-Hosted Application (SHA) is a better option for your hosted…more

Get the Support You Need

Are you considering buying support services with your software? Brian Kirkpatrick, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, lists the issues you should consider regarding how support should be defined in the software agreement…more

Prioritizing and Resolving Multiple Software Audits

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares how to manage and resolve your simultaneous software audit requests…more

Licensing Non-Employees to Access Microsoft Products on Your Servers

Many businesses have teams of third-party vendors to assist with their business operations or to provide independent services – like software development or website design – that require access to company servers. For Microsoft…more

Disguised Software Audit Clauses

Agreements often contain clauses allowing the parties to review books and records, “Books and Records” clauses. These are often boilerplate clauses included in agreements without much consideration from the contracting parties…more

Microsoft Enterprise Agreements May Be a Poor Choice for Many Companies

Microsoft Enterprise Agreements may represent attractive licensing options for larger companies with dynamic IT environments for which steady growth can be projected over a three-year term. However, smaller or mid-size companies…more

Copyright Infringement Implications for Mergers & Acquisitions

Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, writes about two main concerns regarding the retention of another company's computers and servers when involved in a merger, divestiture or acquisition…more

Confidentiality and Privacy

Confidentiality and privacy clauses are important, but what is the difference and when are these clauses necessary? At first glance these clauses may seem appropriate and helpful. After all, shouldn’t every company want to…more

Prudent Preparation for Data Breach

Brian Kirkpatrick, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, lists some of the important facts that should be known and readily accessible in order to prepare for a data breach…more

Mesmerizing Multiples

Software publishers and their trade groups (BSA, SIIA) typically apply 2x or 3x multiples to their MSRP to settle audit disputes…more

Autodesk Follows Adobe’s Shift to Subscription Only Cloud Offerings

The move to cloud-based subscription licensing seems to be gathering steam. On February 4, 2015 Autodesk announced that “new commercial seats of most standalone desktop software products will be available only by Desktop…more

Ongoing Obligations in Autodesk Settlements

An Autodesk settlement agreement contains the typical payment and release language, but sometimes the agreements also contain non-monetary provisions that audit targets must follow. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian…more

Top Copyright and Trademark Infringement Mistakes Small Businesses Make (Part 2 of 3)

In this 3-part series, Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, writes about the second mistake businesses make involving improperly licensed computer software…more

Campaign for Clear Licensing Turns its Sights to IBM and SAP

The Campaign for Clear Licensing seeks feedback from licensing and procurement professionals regarding their experiences dealing with IBM and SAP. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, writes "Were Scott & Scott's…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

2-10 Attorneys

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