Scott & Scott, LLP

Managing Risks in the Software Audit Process

Robert Scott, Managing Partner of technology law firm Scott & Scott, LLP, shares ideas on how companies can manage risks in the software audit process…more
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Microsoft Clarifies Rules Related to Self-Hosting

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, reports on Microsoft's clarification of changes made to its Product Terms pertaining to the Self-Hosted Applications benefit under Software Assurance…more
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Negotiating a Statement of Work: Key Terms in a Statement of Work

Stephen Pinson, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares the who, what and why of questions that should be answered when negotiating a statement of work in a Master Service Agreement…more
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SQL Server Licensing Challenges in Hosting Environments

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares three significant issues clients face when trying to license Microsoft SQL Server…more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Contact

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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Other U.S. Locations
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys

2-10 Attorneys

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