Scott & Scott, LLP

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Southlake, TX 76092, United States

Contact: Rob Scott

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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

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

Injecting SPLA into Customer Agreements

Businesses that are already engaged with Microsoft SPLA, or are considering doing so, may want to consult with an attorney experienced in working with Microsoft SPLA and drafting customer agreements related to software and…more

The Evolution of Software Management: Include SaaS

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick, explains why Software as a Service ("SaaS")should be included in Software Asset Management ("SAM")…more

Consider Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud Suite with Eyes Wide Open

Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) subscription as an alternative to device-based products available under an Enterprise Agreement.. Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP,…more

Right to Use SaaS

Whether you are selling or acquiring a software as a service (SaaS) solution, be sure the appropriate right to use terms and conditions are included…more

Sweat the Small Stuff When Licensing Oracle Software

Enterprise level software solutions often entail complex licensing. Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, discusses Oracle's requirements, which can be daunting, depending on the hardware where the Oracle solutions…more

Innovative Solutions to Circumvent Burdensome SPLA Requirements

Microsoft's Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) entails a licensing framework that can be difficult to manage. Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares new solutions to help companies manage and even…more
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