Scott & Scott, LLP

How to Accept SaaS

Should a SaaS agreement include acceptance terms? Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick says If there are no acceptance terms in the agreement, a business should be prepared to propose solutions for adding acceptance…more
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Bad Advice That Can Get You Sued for Software Copyright Infringement

Although many software users take advice about their audits from software vendors, authorized resellers, or other purported experts, the practice is not always recommended. Unfortunately, often these “certified partners” offer…more
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Top Three Early Strategic Steps in Enterprise Software Audits

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, shares steps that all audited companies usually can take – regardless of which publisher is conducting the audit – to help contain the risks and introduce a little predictability…more
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Customer Indemnity

Software publishers that try to require an indemnification clause from their customers for use of the publisher’s software are often met with resistance. Providing software generally creates a risk to the customers that buy the…more
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Business Continuity Risks for Hosted and Cloud Services

While there may be many other risks in a hosted or cloud relationship, the ones that have the highest impact on business continuity include availability, accessibility, data loss and recovery, escrow, acquisitions and…more
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Litigation Risks of Ignoring Software Audits

Failing to respond to software audit requests is risky business. When evaluating the cost-benefit analysis of complying with the audit request, it is important to note that the BSA and SIIA will often pursue not just the…more
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Top Three Revisions to Request in Software License Audit Clauses

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, shares the top three changes in audit rights and obligations you want to negotiate in your software license agreements…more
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How to Find the Best Lawyer for Your BSA Audit Case

Need help with a Business Software Alliance (BSA) audit matter? Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner of technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, shares five questions to ask prospective counsel…more
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Be Mindful of Historical Usage When Licensing Microsoft Products Under SPLA

For many companies, Microsoft's SPLA is a good fit, in that it incorporates a monthly reporting mechanism, rather than an up-front license purchase, and allows hosting providers to float their usage up or down as demand for the…more
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Defining Software

How software is defined will affect many of the important clauses in a agreement. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick, writes of the importance of defining "Software" when drafting or negotiating software agreements…more
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Anatomy of a Traditional License Grant

Bria Kirkpatrick, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney discusses the importance of reviewing each part of a software license grant…more
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Identifying Legitimate Software from Authorized Vendors to Avoid Copyright Infringement Claims

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares three red flags that can help software purchasers identify risky software…more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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