Expect a lawsuit if you cannot negotiate a settlement with a software publisher or one of its trade associations.
Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Software audits have become routine as publishers have proven that compliance claims get customers' attention more than sales proposals. Most software license disputes are settled out of court. What happens when you cannot negotiate a settlement with the publisher or one of its trade associations (BSA | The Software Alliance, The Software & Information Industry Association) because the settlement demands are too high?
On Wednesday, June 25th, software attorney
Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, of intellectual property and technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, presents a free webinar “When Software Publishers Sue” that will include real world examples of what happens when software audits wind up in court.
Attendees will learn the following issues:
- Use of declaratory judgment actions
- Venue rules for copyright cases
- Choice of law issues
- Calculation of damages under copyright laws
- Individual liability for copyright infringement
- Burden shifting in copyright cases
- Electronic discovery issues
For additional details and registration, visit: http://bit.ly/1mYxJDz
Robert J. Scott represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. He has defended over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as the BSA and SIIA. He is counsel to some of the world's largest corporations on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing.
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’s legal and technology professionals provide software audit defense and software compliance solutions, all protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.
*Texas and California CLE