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How to Survive a Nasty Software Vendor Audit

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Kristin Burnham, CIO.com, 04/30/2018 When software vendor auditors push too far, enterprise technology leaders must be prepared to push back. In an extreme case, the food company Mars (best known for Snickers and M&M’s candies)...

Boutique Law Firm Relocates to Granite Place

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Boutique intellectual property and technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, will move to new space in Granite Place, Southlake’s brand-new, full-service building this summer.

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How to Assist Clients with Estimating Expenses

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Julie Machal-Fulks, Texas Lawyer, January 2017 Helpful Tips to Manage the Cost of Annual Budgets and Corporate Transactions For many corporations, the end of the year signifies that it is time to look to the coming year and identify...

Lessons Learned in Over 500 Software License Disputes

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Finance Monthly – Spotlight Feature – Software Disputes, Robert Scott, July 2016 Lessons Learned in Over 500 Software License Disputes  Regardless of whether the publisher is Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Oracle, IBM or any of their trade...

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Post-Settlement Obligations in Software Settlements

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A settlement agreement to resolve software copyright infringement claims is not the final word in obtaining a release of liability. There are a number of obligations triggered by the settlement agreement that cannot be ignored...

How to Defend a Software Audit

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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...

Litigating Software Audit Disputes

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The ITAM Review US Conference 2017 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...

Successfully Defending Software Audits

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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...

Audit Defense, The Legal Perspective

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ITAM Review Annual US Conference, September 2016 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,...