Sofware Audits


 

If your company is facing a software audit, Scott & Scott, LLP can help. Software audits by software publishers and their trade groups are on the rise. Many companies are paying substantial fines and suffering negative publicity resulting from license compliance investigations. If your business runs software published by Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, IBM, Oracle you may be at risk for a software audit.

Scott & Scott, LLP has developed a comprehensive solution to respond to software audit matters including technology to perform a software inventory and analysis, IT professionals that understand the technology used in a variety of businesses, and experienced attorneys to handle the legal process.

Our professionals have assisted businesses with various types of software audit matters such as:

  • Software audits initiated by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  • Software asset management engagements & SPLA license reviews initiated by Microsoft
  • License compliance reviews by Oracle and IBM
  • Audit requests from Adobe, Autodesk, and other software publishers
  • Federal Copyright Infringement Litigation Involving Autodesk & the SIIA.
  • Arbitration of Copyright Infringement Claims before the American Arbitration Association.

Scott & Scott, LLP has represented over 500 companies across the United States in software audit matters. We have the knowledge and experience to protect your legal rights throughout the burdensome and expensive software audit process.

 

+500 audit cases defended in 10 years
+$100-Million in licensing transactions
+60 years of combined experience

 

  • Highest recommendation. An absolute wizard in the substantive areas and a talented negotiator as well.

    QHCCS, LLC

  • Scott and Scott understands our business and are very responsive.

    Red Key Solutions - White Plains, NY - www.redkeysolutions.com

  • Your office was extremely helpful to us during our BSA ordeal.  Very easy to work with and always gave us really great advice regarding a subject matter that we were not familiar with.

    A.P. Dailey Custom Laminating Corp.

  • Excellent representation; outstanding communication; reasonable fees for service.

    Baber's Rent to Own

Recent Articles & Blogs


 

High-Level Data-Collection Strategies for Software Audits

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In our experience, many companies facing software-licensing audits initiated by vendors like Microsoft, Oracle or IBM seem to be under the impression that auditors have a nearly unfettered right to information. This is not the...

Recent Developments in Autodesk Licensing and Audits, Part I

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Autodesk introduced subscription plans in 2016 and shortly thereafter, began to phase out perpetual licenses. However, many perpetual users were able to continue upgrading to the newest version of Autodesk products if they had an...

Litigation Risks of Ignoring Software Audits

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Software audits are a means for software publishers to enforce and regulate use of their copyrighted software, and publishers regularly outsource enforcement of their copyrights to law firms or entities such as the BSA| The...

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