Negotiating Audit Provisions in Software Licensing Agreements
Managing Compliance, Access, Duration, and Scope of Audits of Software, Platform, and Infrastructure Services
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will explore the critical issues for counsel to address when negotiating audit provisions in software licensing agreements. Our distinguished panel will offer practical guidance for corporate and technology counsel on drafting audit terms for on-premise and cloud-based software licensing agreements along with critical considerations when negotiating access, duration and scope.
- Software licensing audits
- Negotiating true-up payments
- Negotiating disclosure of findings
- Practical guidance
- Internal compliance auditing
The panel will review these and other noteworthy issues:
- How can counsel use self-certified compliance reporting to avoid audits altogether?
- How can businesses limit true-up payments for findings of noncompliance during software audits?
- What rights do licensees have regarding disclosure of an auditor’s findings?
R. Taylor Matthews, III
Mr. Matthews primarily represents clients involved in complex commercial disputes in state court, federal court and... | Read More
Mr. Matthews primarily represents clients involved in complex commercial disputes in state court, federal court and arbitration. He has extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending complex “bet the company” and mission critical cases across many industries. Mr. Matthews also represents clients in environmental, chemical, toxic tort, class action, franchise, banking, white collar criminal, and regulatory reporting and investigation matters. He frequently assists clients with managing software license compliance risk and resolving IT implementation disputes.Close
Billee Elliott McAuliffe
Ms. McAuliffe has extensive experience throughout corporate law, including technology licensing, cybersecurity and data... | Read More
Ms. McAuliffe has extensive experience throughout corporate law, including technology licensing, cybersecurity and data privacy, M&As, and general business and corporate law. She is often called upon to consult with both purchasing entities and selling entities about the purchase/sale and transition of data, software and IT equipment in a variety of M&A transactions. Having adequate IT representation early in the purchase/sale process is crucial to the success of any such transition.Close
Benjamin J. Siders
Mr. Siders practices in IP and technology licensing and compliance, with a focus on helping small businesses,... | Read More
Mr. Siders practices in IP and technology licensing and compliance, with a focus on helping small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups develop and protect their IP assets. He also assists clients with licensing their technology as well as licensing third-party technologies. A former software engineer himself, Mr. Siders puts his development background to work by providing cost-effective representation to software and computer technology companies. He enjoys a niche practice working with video and board game clients, and has worked on a variety of gaming products including fantasy sports, board games, mobile device games, and publishing services.Close