Scott & Scott, LLP

1256 Main Street Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092, United States

Contact: Rob Scott

  • 214.999.0080

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

Top Copyright and Trademark Infringement Mistakes Small Businesses Make (Part 1 of 3)

The top copyright infringement mistakes among businesses span from a failure to adhere to license agreements, misuses of a copyright, or improperly licensing the copyrighted materials. However, the first in this series by Scott …more

Large Enterprises Need to Think Outside the Box When Licensing Software

Companies with substantial software expenditures owe it to themselves to demand more sensible licensing arrangements than standard licensing metrics from their software vendors…more

Oracle Faces Withering Criticism of Its Licensing Practices

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, says "No software publisher in my experience has a uniformly amicable licensing and compliance practice, but some companies deserve special attention for the depths to which they…more

Not Necessarily in that Order

Businesses habitually send license agreements, services agreements, and other standard agreements to their legal counsel to review, revise, and explain the risks associated with proposed deals. However, there are several…more

Copyright Infringement Implications for Commercial Restrictions in Software Licensing

One of the most common mistakes in software asset management is purchasing the wrong license for the product installed. Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, discusses why it is important to understand copyright…more

Understanding Software License Agreements to Avoid BSA or SIIA Software Audits

Recent trends indicate that software publishers are increasingly initiating direct software audits instead of outsourcing the auditing process to entities such as the Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) or Software & Information…more

IBM’s Audit Rights Take a Turn for the Worse

In Augutst, IBM released a new version of its Passport Advantage Agreement (PAA) that applied immediately to all new business that now is in the process of being incorporated into IBM’s legacy relationships by virtue of the…more
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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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  • Texas
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