Scott & Scott, LLP

A Software Settlement Is Not Complete Until All Obligations Are Met

The majority of copyright infringement claims are resolved by settlement rather than litigation. In some instances, the settlement agreements contain post-settlement obligations that can affect the release of liability for all…more

Negotiating Software Contract Risks – The Three Riskiest Provisions

There are many software and service contract provisions that can be negotiated, but there are three major risk provisions found in most contracts that must be considered in conjunction with one another…more

Even in The Cloud – Keep an Eye on Software Licensing

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, says businesses need to develop and maintain a working knowledge of software-licensing rules, even if they are not going to be directly responsible for adhering to those rules…more

GLBA Compliance Considerations in Technology Transactions

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, shares sample language he uses in service provider agreements for his financial institution clients to comply with GLBA Safeguards Rule…more

Treat Audit Demands Like A Litigation Hold Letter

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares the key reason to treat software audit requests from publishers or their trade groups (BSA, SIIA) like a litigation hold letter and preserve all information. …more

Arguments Against ILMT – What Does and Doesn’t Work?

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, shares three possible defenses against IBM's License Metric Tool requirement…more

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
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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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