Software License Due Diligence in M&A Deals: Evaluating Open Source and Other Software Assets
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for M&A counsel on conducting software license due diligence before closing the deal. The panel will explain key considerations when evaluating open source and other software assets and discuss best practices to mitigate the risk of acquiring software assets whose liability risks outweigh their value.
- Types of transactions
- Important license provisions
- Case studies
- Deal specific issues
- Assessing the risks
- Risk mitigation strategy
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What happens when the license is silent on the issue of assignability?
- What are key software due diligence success factors?
- How should counsel structure M&A deals to reduce software license compliance risks?
Scott & Scott
Mr. Barnett represents clients in a variety of business, intellectual property and IT-related contexts, with matters... | Read More
Mr. Barnett represents clients in a variety of business, intellectual property and IT-related contexts, with matters involving trademark registration and enforcement, software and licensing disputes and litigation, and mergers, divestments and service transactions. His practice includes substantial attention to concerns faced by media and technology companies and to disputes involving new media, especially the fast-evolving content on the internet.Close
Scott & Scott
Mr. Scott is the managing partner of Scott & Scott, LLP a leading law and technology services firm serving the... | Read More
Mr. Scott is the managing partner of Scott & Scott, LLP a leading law and technology services firm serving the Managed Services Industry. He advises technology companies of all sizes regarding Cloud and Managed Services. Mr. Scott graduated summa cum laude from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a B.A. in economics. He earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in New York. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association's Computer Law Section, the Data Privacy & Security Committee of the State Bar of Texas, the Science and Technology Section of the American Bar Association, and serves as a member of the MSP Alliance Advisory Board.Close