Recent Trends in Software Licensing Transactions & Disputes CLE

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Business software end-users are facing increased hostility from software vendors seeking to increase revenue through license compliance audits. Software audit disputes will continue to grow and companies of all sizes will be targeted. Robert J. Scott will present a CLE on this and other trends in software licensing transactions and disputes at the Tarrant County Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section June 13th meeting. The lawyer’s role in counseling clients in software contract negotiations will be covered as well as how to prepare and defend clients in software audits.

Robert J. Scott

Software audit disputes will continue to grow and companies of all sizes will be targeted.

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, an intellectual property and technology law firm, will examine recent trends in software licensing and disputes with major publishers including Microsoft, Autodesk, IBM, and Symantec in a CLE “Recent Trends in Software Licensing Transactions & Disputes” hosted by the Tarrant County Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section.

Rob Scott will cover the lawyer’s role in counseling clients in negotiating software license terms and highlight the key legal and business terms to focus on. In addition, attendees will learn how to prepare and defend clients in software audits initiated by software publishers and their trade groups including the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Additional topics include:
● Negotiating Microsoft Enterprise Agreements
● Investigating License Compliance
● Responding to Requests for Software Audit
● Negotiating Pre-Audit Agreements
● Determining the Amount in Controversy
● Drafting Counteroffers
● Determining Settlement Values
● Litigation Considerations

WHO:        Robert J. Scott is the managing partner of Scott & Scott, LLP in Southlake, Texas.
                 His practice focuses on software licensing transactions and disputes    

WHAT:     “Recent Trends in Software Licensing Transactions & Disputes” CLE .75 hour
WHEN:     Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:00 PM
WHERE:    City Club, Governor’s Room, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

About Scott & Scott, LLP:
Scott & Scott, LLP (http://www.scottandscottllp.com and http://www.softwareaudit.com) is a leading law and technology services firm representing businesses in matters involving software licensing. Scott & Scott’s legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.

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