Scott & Scott, LLP

Is Microsoft Trying to Kill Self-Hosting?

Earlier this year, with no fanfare (which is perhaps unsurprising), Microsoft implemented a significant change to its Product Terms pertaining to Software Assurance (SA) benefits that likely will have a significant licensing…more

Burden of Proof in Copyright Infringement Matters

Software publishers actively protect their copyrighted material by pursuing audits of its consumers either directly or through entities such as BSA|The Software Alliance, or the Software & Information Industry Association…more

Negotiating Software Contracts – Successfully Negotiating an Indemnification Section (Part 2 & 3 of 3)

An indemnification section is a specialized risk transfer section within a software contract. Stephen Pinson, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares a list of provisions you may want to negotiate to prevent unwanted risk…more

Licensing Implications of Oracle’s NetSuite Acquisition

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, discusses what current and prospective NetSuite customers should be aware of in light of Oracle's announced acquisition of the company…more

Negotiating Software Contracts – Successfully Negotiating an Indemnification Section (Part 1 of 3)

Indemnification is a very important provision in a software agreement. Because this provision is a risk transfer mechanism, it is crucial to understand it and to successfully negotiate it to prevent unwanted risk…more

BSA Informants: How to Protect Your Company against Copyright Infringement Claims by Disgruntled Employees Seeking a Reward

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares three tips on how to deal with disgruntled former employees seeking revenge through a BSA | The Software Alliance reward…more

Can a Software Publisher Force You to Audit Your Customers?

Many software-solution vendors utilize third-party infrastructure or application programs as frameworks for embedded solutions that they sell to their customers and install on their customers’ computers. This licensing model is…more

In Microsoft Audits, Don’t Forget About True-Up Rights

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, explains why it is important that companies with Enterprise Agreements keep in mind that their EA enrollments may include true-up rights that could result in deferring certain…more

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
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Southlake, TX 76092, United States

Contact: Rob Scott

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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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