Scott & Scott, LLP

Customers Using Software Recently Acquired by IBM Should Proceed with Caution

IBM acquired no fewer than 11 software and services companies in 2015. Many software customers are surprised that after IBM purchases a company, IBM often significantly changes the license terms of the products. Julie…more

Black Friday for Software Copyright Infringement Settlements

As the year comes to a close, many software publishers and trade associations with calendar year accounting are resolving as many outstanding software audits as possible. Companies currently engaged in a software audit may be…more

Beware Audit Terms in Microsoft’s New MPSA

Microsoft is in the process of transitioning many of its volume-licensing customers from the Select Plus Agreement to the new Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). Read why Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott, LLP…more

Negotiating Limitations of Liability in Technology Transactions

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, of technology law firm Scott & Scott, LLP, says as hosting and cloud based services have emerged, risk balancing has become a central negotiating point in almost all technology transactions. …more

Benefits of Negotiating a Source Code Escrow Agreement in a Software Vendor Contract

What happens if the software provider of the software you use for day-to-day business goes out of business or discontinues support? Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Stephen Pinson, suggests negotiating a source code escrow agreement…more

Proving Ownership of Underlying Licenses for Adobe Upgrades in Software Audits

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney Keli Johnson Swan reports that because Adobe license terms often change as each new product is released, the way a customer previously licensed software may no longer be valid. This creates an…more

Oracle's Aggressive Audit Tactics Draw Increasing Media Attention

Oracle software licensing is full of traps. Businesses need to understand the risks associated with those traps and to proceed with caution. Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, writes that businesses…more

Benefits of Forming an LLC or an Asset Protection Trust in Nevada:

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Stephen Pinson, shares why Nevada may be a good place to form an LLC or an Asset Protection Trust…more

Production of Electronic Records in Global Market

Scott & Scott, LLP partner, Julie Machal-Fulks. shares why companies interested in outsourcing any of their IT functions to third parties should carefully consider the potential implications and negotiate as many protections as…more

Understanding the Scope of a Software Audit

It is important to understand the risks involved with various strategies when faced with a software audit. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares key points to identify the scope of a software audit…more

Hosting Oracle Software Carries Risks

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, explains how Oracle's Ordering Document language can be risky and why working with your independent licensing consultant and legal counsel is important before making any…more

Negotiating Online Services Terms with Microsoft

Microsoft’s 365 and Azure platforms are transforming the way IT services are consumed. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s basic terms and conditions are onerous and problematic for large enterprises or those that are subject to privacy…more

License Restrictions

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Kirkpatrick, shares the importance of understanding restrictions when acquiring or selling software…more

The True Cost of Defending Against Copyright Infringement Litigation

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, lists four factors that should be considered when evaluating strategy for resolving any outstanding software copyright infringement claim…more

Microsoft Updates Volume Licensing Use Rights Documents

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, describes Microsoft's recent updates to its volume licensing use rights. Although the simplification of Microsoft’s licensing documentation is helpful, it certainly does not…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
Other U.S. Locations
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys

2-10 Attorneys

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