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Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 18 Apr 2018

Don’t Jeopardize Your Release of Liability! Complete post-settlement obligations

As software audits increasingly become a way for software publishers to increase revenue, it is more important than ever to ensure that after a


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 6 Dec 2017

How to respond to a VMware Audit

Managing a complex IT environment very challenging, even before becoming involved in an external software audit from a software publisher or a


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2017

Superseding Audit Rights for Software Copyright Infringement: Settlement Agreements Versus Software License Agreements

Many software copyright infringement claims are resolved informally and often the terms are set forth in a settlement agreement. The critical terms


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 20 Jun 2017

Copyright Infringement Defense: Know When to Consult an Expert

Even though software audits are commonplace in many businesses, recipients of audit notices make many mistakes when it comes to audit responses


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 23 May 2017

Prevent Autodesk Business Disputes from Turning into an Audit

Autodesk sometimes reaches out to its customers to offer additional services, products, or upgrades on existing software. Autodesk’s business team


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 22 Mar 2017

Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

Mergers and acquisitions typically require extensive financial and legal disclosures, due diligence, and complex contract language to protect buyers


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 23 Jan 2017

Trade Secrets Takedown on the Internet: A YouTube Takedown Video Notice Letter Example

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) can help owners of some intellectual property (e.g., copyrights) remove online infringing content


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 9 Sep 2016

Burden of Proof in Copyright Infringement Matters

In a civil copyright infringement claim, many users of copyrighted material are surprised to learn that once the copyright owner has demonstrated


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2016

BSA Informants: How to Protect Your Company against Copyright Infringement Claims by Disgruntled Employees Seeking a Reward

In an effort to enforce the copyrights of its members, BusinessThe Software Alliance (“BSA”) offers the potential for monetary rewards to any


Scott & Scott, LLP | USA | 25 May 2016

Important Tips for Resolving an SIIA Audit During or Immediately After a BSA Audit

Sometimes a company receives notices of audits from many publishers or trade associations at the same time. Often this is because multiple agencies

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