Defending Against Software License Audits: What Every Firm Needs to Know in 2015
A software audit is used by software publishers to determine if customers are in compliance with software licenses and copyright laws. Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners, assembled by The Knowledge Group, will discuss the fundamentals of software licenses, compliance, enforcement, and defense measures against auditing. This LIVE webcast aims to help companies avoid the common pitfalls and risks associated with Software License Audits.
Key topics include:
- Software Audits: Independent & Third-Party and Self-Audits
- Risks and Liabilities Arising from Software License Abuse
- The Audit Defense Process: Analysis, Verification, Negotiation
- Software License Audits: Financial Consequences
- Requirements for BSA Audits and SIIA Audits
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- Introductory segment (big picture, general copyright law, licenses, etc.)
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- Why does piracy even exist in a corporate setting?
- Is software non-compliance = software piracy?
- Software Vendors’ Powers
- Methods in Audits
- Licensee Defense
- Ways of Parties Reaching Agreement on Processes
- What challenges can be made – mediation, arbitration, and court setting?
- What roles do lawyers play?
- Experiences shared with customers
- Audits of many customers over the years
- Areas to focus on: how do we defend against the audit?
- How to proactively prevent audits
- Having your team in place for an audit
- Concept around the audit
- Solution to minimize risk, having an internal audit
Who Should Attend:
- Software Publishers
- IP Attorneys and Copyright Consultants
- IT Heads
- Technology Firms
- Privacy & Data Management Officers
- Third Party Audits
- IT Officers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals or Organizations
Drew H. Sherman, is Senior Counsel of Adli Law Group P.C. He is currently on a Partnership Track to become one of Adli Law's Partners and Head of the Entertainment Practice. His practice is primarily focused on Civil, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactions.
Drew H. Sherman, is Senior Counsel of Adli Law Group P.C. He is currently on a Partnership Track to become …
Jack Russo is the founding partner in the Palo Alto law firms of Computerlaw Group LLP and of Russo & Hale LLP (www.compuerlaw.com). The firm’s focus is in representing entrepreneurs and early and growth stage companies in the protection of their ideas, inventions, and businesses. The firm specializes in the areas of Internet, e-commerce, software and other intellectual property protection, infringement, and licensing.
Jack Russo is the founding partner in the Palo Alto law firms of Computerlaw Group LLP and of Russo & …
Shawn currently works as a Senior Consultant for Flexera Software where he assists customers with all thing licensing related; with specialties in Adobe, Microsoft, and IBM. Previous to Flexera, Shawn was on the other side of the fence, serving as an auditor for Adobe’s License and Compliance team. Shawn was responsible for auditing Adobe’s largest desktop customers. He led each audit cycle from soup to nuts; initiating the audit, analyzing the data, and negotiating the settlements. Prior to Adobe, Shawn worked for KPMG where he conducted SAM Reviews (aka audits) on behalf of Microsoft EPG. Shawn has the unique perspective of experiencing both sides of the Software Asset Management world, with his days as an auditor for Microsoft and Adobe, and now his time spent assisting customers in mitigating risk and attempting to avoid (or minimize) audit impact.
Shawn currently works as a Senior Consultant for Flexera Software where he assists customers with all thing licensing related; with …
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About Flexera Software
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Their next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise they have gained as the marketplace leader for over 25 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into their products. For more information go to: www.flexerasoftware.com
About Adli Law Group P.C
ADLI LAW GROUP is a boutique law firm specializing in Business, Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Family, Construction, Real Estate, Products Liability and Labor and Employment Law. We are located in the heart of the Business District in downtown Los Angeles with satellite offices in Dallas, London, Tokyo and Taipei.
The cornerstone of our philosophy is personal attention to clients' needs and goals and ensuring that clients receive full value for the legal expenses they incur, along with the personal attention that they deserve. Dr. Dariush Adli, the firm's founder is a veteran of large U.S. law firms, who decided to bring the high quality practice of big law firms into the more congenial, value based and client focused atmosphere of a boutique law firm.
About Computerlaw Group LLP
Computerlaw Group LLP, located in Silicon Valley, specializes in complex intellectual property cases in federal and state courts, including software disputes, trade secret and other employment-related issues, and helping entrepreneurs navigate the Valley. We take pride in our team approach and our ability to provide personal attention to the needs of our clients. Our attorneys’ daily practice revolves around giving sound advice, strategic planning assistance and sophisticated dispute resolution.
The firm is AV-rated and represents a number of large, medium and small companies, ranging from publicly traded corporations to startup business. Jack Russo, the firm’s managing partner, is admitted to practice in CA,NY,HI,OR,WA and DC.