Southlake, TX (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
Shrinking IT budgets and fierce competition among software publishers have created explosive growth in the incidence and frequency of software audits– a mechanism by which software publishers investigate their customers to determine if they are in compliance with software licenses and copyright laws. In addition to developing internal enforcement operations, many publishers have engaged trade associations to perform enforcement activity under power of attorney. Many companies are paying substantial fines and suffering negative publicity.
Robert J. Scott has a decade of experience defending software audits and has handled more than 230 cases. “Properly preparing for and responding to software audits can reduce the financial and organizational impact on a business” Scott says.
Scott will present a one-hour “Successfully Defending Software Audits” CLE at Collin County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section Meeting at noon at Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant, Frisco, Texas.
Topics that will be covered are:
Businesses that are most prepared and properly represented will have the greatest success in defending the inevitable software audit.
There is no charge to attend the CLE. Lunch is optional.
Contact ascott(at)scottandscottllp(dot)com if interested in attending.
About Robert J. Scott:
Managing Partner of Scott & Scott LLP, Robert’s practice is focused on software, security and privacy, intellectual property, licensing transactions and litigation.
Robert has become a trusted resource on network security, IT compliance, and the corresponding laws and is regularly called upon by his peers to speak about these topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Data Security and Privacy Committee, Dallas Bar Association, Computer Law Section, and on the board of the MSPAlliance
About Scott & Scott, LLP
Scott & Scott, LLP (http://www.scottandscottllp.com and http://www.softwareaudit.com) is a leading intellectual property and technology law firm representing businesses in matters involving software licensing. Scott & Scott, LLP Scott’s legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.