Robert J. Scott Presents the Legal Perspective of Audit Defense at ITAM Review Annual Conference 2016

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“Audit Defense, the Legal Perspective” will be presented by Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, on September 20 at the ITAM Review Annual Conference 2016 at the University of South Florida, Gainesville

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Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP

Software audits have become routine as publishers have proven that compliance claims get customers' attention more than sales proposals.

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, but 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? Software attorney Robert J. Scott will give real world examples of what happens when software audits wind up in court in his presentation “Audit Defense, the Legal Perspective” on September 20, at the ITAM Review Annual Conference in Gainesville, Florida.

Rob will cover:

  •     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
  •     Mediation strategy

The ITAM Review Conference is attended by CIOs, Senior IT Decision Makers, IT Asset Managers, Software Asset Managers, Software Licensing Specialists and IT Procurement Professionals.

For additional details and registration: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/event/itam-review-annual-conference-us.

The ITAM Review is an online community for worldwide ITAM professionals. Its mission is to provide independent industry news, reviews, resources and networking opportunities to Vendors, Partners, Consultants and End Users working in the areas of IT Asset Management, Software Asset Management or Software Licensing.

About the presenter:
Robert 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. He is regularly called upon by his peers and the media to share his expertise.

About Scott & Scott, LLP

Scott & Scott, LLP (https://youtu.be/hhSwkKU0tq0) is counsel to some of the world’s largest corporations including PepsiCo, American Express, and Xerox. The firm has achieved “go-to” status for software licensing transactions and disputes involving the major software publishers including Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and Autodesk.
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