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3 Backup Tips to Protect Your Firm’s Data

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Julie Machal-Fulks, Texas Lawyer, 10/3/16 A law firm’s electronic data can be critical to the firm’s efficiency. If a firm’s electronic information were lost or otherwise unusable, it could hinder or even cripple the firm’s ability to successfully represent its clients. To help reduce the risks associated with lost data, many firms have a process…

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Surpises & Gotchas in Your IBM License Agreements

Compliance Manager Summit, March 2017 During this session, Scott & Scott, LLP partner Julie Machal-Fulks discussed some of the challenges that organizations encounter when trying to ensure compliance with their IBM license agreements. When it comes to IBM products, many companies cannot easily or quickly verify compliance, and the risks associated with IBM licensing can be severe. …

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Legal Risks of IBM Licensing

Because IBM products like WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Informix, and Lotus Notes are expensive, and companies cannot easily or quickly verify compliance, the risks associated with IBM licensing can be severe.  For example, if a company is trying to license under IBM’s Sub-Capacity license rules and fails to adhere to all of the requirements, IBM often…

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The Importance of Escrow Agreements in Software and Technology License Agreements

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Julie Machal-Fulks, Texas Lawyer, 6/6/16 Some of their most integral software applications businesses use are under another party’s control. When each party is upholding its end of the licensing bargain, these relationships can be long-lasting and useful. But, in some instances, the licensee can no longer access software on which it relies because the licensor…

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Law firm warns of Oracle’s licensing ‘traps’

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Katherine Noyes, ComputerWorld, 10/13/15 Oracle’s aggressive licensing practices have gained it considerable notoriety over the years, and on Tuesday, a Texas law firm specializing in technology issued a warning urging enterprises to beware.