Scott & Scott, LLP

550 Reserve Street
Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092, United States
Contact: Robert Scott
Phone: 214.999.0080
Fax: 214.999.0333
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Other U.S. Locations
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

VMware Audits: What You Need to Know About Licensing Rules, Part I

Companies are turning to VMware to manage their virtualized environments. Virtualization involves complex technical software licensing issues. It is important to know the rules because failure to properly license virtualized…more

Is Flexera’s Initiative with Microsoft a Silver Bullet for Software Audits?

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, writes that Software Asset Management (SAM) is a process - not a tool. He shares reasons why Microsoft's customers would be well-advised to cast a wary eye upon the touted…more

Navigating Microsoft License Verification Audits

Scott & Scott attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares three audit methods Microsoft uses to verify its customers’ software license compliance. Before responding to any type of software audit request, Microsoft customers should first…more

Superseding Audit Rights for Software Copyright Infringement: Settlement Agreements Versus Software License Agreements

Software audit requests, in addition to language in the settlement agreement, may conflict with an existing software license agreement. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares potential conflicts to consider…more

Negotiating Technology Contracts: On-premise vs. Cloud and Hosted Software

When switching from on-premise software to a hosted software cloud solution, there are numerous business issues to consider. Having a plan when switching to a hosted software cloud provider is crucial to a business’ success…more

Are Mandatory Software Inventory Tools on the Horizon?

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, voices concern about the trend that software publishers seem to be moving toward deployment frameworks where, in addition to any software that companies use for their business…more

Copyright Infringement Defense: Know When to Consult an Expert

Even though software audits are commonplace in many businesses, recipients of audit notices make many mistakes when it comes to audit responses. Because software publishers can often assert claims for copyright infringement if…more

Top Three Ways to Sabotage Your Licensing Compliance Under SPLA

SPLA – and Microsoft licensing in general – is full of pitfalls. Companies investing heavily in Microsoft’s software products are well advised to tread carefully and to take steps to ensure that their procurement and SAM…more

Licensing Oracle Software in a Third Party’s Cloud

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares why it's important for companies contemplating any virtualized or third-party hosted usage of Oracle software to work with knowledgeable licensing consultants…more

Prevent Autodesk Business Disputes from Turning into an Audit

Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares a few key issues to consider when resolving an Autodesk software license dispute…more

Negotiating Technology Contracts – Insurance Requirements

One of the most overlooked sections in a technology-related contract is the insurance section. Whether that contract involves IT services, development, Software as a Service or Cloud Services, the insurance section is just as…more

Negotiating Contracts: 12 Key Terms to Negotiate in a Software as a Service or Cloud Service Agreement

Stephen Pinson, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares the key requirements in negotiating SAS and Cloud Agreements…more

BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

Recent membership changes to BSA | The Software Alliance may affect the scope of an audit. Keli Johnson Swan, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, shares steps a company targeted by the BSA should take to mitigate its exposure…more

How to Contend with Oracle’s Many Licensing Policies

Oracle’s licensing rules creates confusion and a strong possibility of surprises during audits. …more

Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Keli Johnson Swan, shares several key considerations that should be negotiated during a merger and acquisition transaction…more
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