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Defended full service construction company against allegations of copyright infringement made by Troutman Sanders on behalf of the Business Software Alliance.  Negotiations centered on the number of alleged unlicensed installations of different Autodesk and Microsoft products.  The case was settled out-of-court for significantly less than the BSA's initial settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented New York architectural firm in an Autodesk audit.  In three months the case was settled out-of-court.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended dental technology manufacturing firm against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Upon receipt of the results of a self-audit the case was closed without a monetary penalty.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented New York interior design firm in an Autodesk audit initiated by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  Just two months later the case was settled out-of-court.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Texas architectural firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk.  In less than six months the case was settled for half of Autodesk's opening demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Los Angeles based design and manufacturing company in an Autodesk audit initiated by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  Opposing counsel closed the matter with a signed certificate of compliance.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Geospatial solutions firm against allegations of copyright infringement made by Troutman Sanders on behalf of the Business Software Alliance.  The matter was concluded after a self-audit with the signing of a certificate of compliance.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Ohio technical services firm in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  BSA, represented by Troutman Sanders, alleged there were unlicensed installations of Microsoft Office products. Within three months the matter was settled for considerably less than the BSA’s opening demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Florida based legal services firm against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance. Troutman Sanders represented the BSA. After only three months of negotiations the case was settled for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented engineering and manufacturing company in a Business Software Alliance audit.  Holland & Knight represented the BSA and closed their file upon receipt of the results of a self-audit.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Southwest Texas specialty clothing retailer against allegations of copyright infringement made by the Software & Information Industry Association.  Holland & Knight represented the SIIA.  The matter took a year to resolve but was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended engineering consulting firm against allegations of copyright infringement made by FDK Law on behalf of the Business Software Alliance.  Settlement negotiations lasted a year and half but the matter was eventually closed for considerably less than the BSA's initial demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Washington computer games developer in a Business Software Alliance audit requested by Troutman Sanders.  Upon the conclusion of a self-audit conducted by the developer the BSA closed the matter with a signed certificate of compliance.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented New York City architectural firm in an Autodesk audit.  Autodesk, represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods, closed the matter with a signed certificate of compliance after receiving the results of a self-audit.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended fifth generation garment manufacturer in federal copyright infringement case against Adobe pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Adobe the defendant of copyright infringement related to Adobe Creative Suite and related products.  On the eve of the Court’s hearing on motions for partial summary judgment related to the proper calculation of damages, the parties reached a confidential settlement.

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented Canadian printing firm in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance. Smart & Biggar represented the BSA. At issue were the alleged number of unlicensed intallations of Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft products. The case settled out-of-court for 40% of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Defended California based aerospace manufacturing specialist against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance. The BSA, represented by Royer, Cooper, Cohen, Braunfeld, LLC, alleged there were unlicensed installations of Mastercam and Microsoft Office. After five months of negotiations, the cased settled for a great deal less than the BSA's opening settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented large California answering service in an audit requested by the Business Software Alliance. After a year of negotiations around the alleged number of unlicensed installations of Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec products, the case settled for a mere 12% of the BSA's opening settlement demand. The BSA was represented by Klemchuk Kubasta LLP.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended California medical device product development company against allegations of copyright infringement. No unlicensed software products were discovered in an internal audit and the Business Software Alliance closed the matter with the submission of audit results and entitlement documentation.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Florida based e-commerce marketing firm in a software audit instigated by the Business Software Alliance. Higer, Lichter & Givner represented the BSA. The case settled for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended international freight shipping company against allegations of copyright infringement. The Business Software Alliance, represented by Troutman Sanders, alleged there were unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office installed. After six months of negotiations, the case settled for considerable savings over the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Nasdaq listed east coast consumer goods packaging manufacturer in a software audit initiated by Autodesk. The case settled for significantly less than the publisher's initial settlement demand. Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented New York intellectual property law firm in a Business Software Alliance Audit. Royer, Cooper, Cohen, Braunfeld, LLC represented the BSA. The case settled out-of-court after four months of negotiations which centered on the number of alleged unlicensed installations of software by publisher's such as Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec. The final settlement amount was considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended East coast designer and manufacturer of electrical control and power distribution systems against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance. The BSA was represented by Klemchuk Kubasta. Within two months of negotiations the case settled for far less than the BSA's opening settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson


Represented entertainment staging company in an Autodesk audit. In a little over a month of negotiations, the case settled out-of-court for considerable savings relative to the publisher's opening settlement demand. Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Midwestern call evaluation services firm in a Business Software Alliance audit. FDK Law represented the BSA. After just two months of negotiations the case settled at a significant reduction of the software organization's opening settlement demand. Adobe and Microsoft products made up the majority of the software installations called into question.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented ecological consulting firm in an Autodesk audit. In just six months the publisher, represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods, agreed to a confidential and reduced settlement.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Team: Brian Von Hatten, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended California architectural firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk. An internal audit discovered no unlicensed copies of the publisher's software. Autodesk, represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods, closed the matter with a signed certificate of compliance.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Oregon based manufacturing company in an Autodesk audit. Eight months of negotiations led to an out-of-court settlement at 29% of the publisher's original settlement demand. Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended environmental creative design firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Donahue Gallagher Woods on behalf of Autodesk. The matter quickly settled out-of-court for a great deal less than the publisher's opening settlement demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented global production resource company in an Autodesk audit requested by Donahue Gallagher Woods on behalf of the publisher. In six months the matter settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented a Texas based energy company during its merger and acquisition activities by negotiating new ERP and associated technology agreements for use by the spin-off entity.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Energy  Team: Brian Von Hatten, Rob Scott


Drafted a web services advertising agreement for a large financial institution needing to embrace new marketing opportunities while at the same time protecting its intellectual property.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Brian Von Hatten, Rob Scott


Represented a large mortgage lender concerning its notice obligations under the Gramm Leach Bliley Act.

Practice Area: Security & Privacy  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Brian Von Hatten, Rob Scott


Represented a financial services provider regarding its rights under a long-term application hosting agreement.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Brian Von Hatten, Rob Scott


Engaged by global email security and compliance company in a Microsoft SPLA compliance audit. Microsoft was represented by their auditors Ernst & Young.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented national provider of cloud based data exchange for the medical industry in an Oracle audit focused on Oracle’s server technology products.

Practice Area: Oracle Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended audio and visual staging company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA, represented by Higer, Lichter & Givner, alleged there were numerous copies of unlicensed Adobe, Microsoft, and Symantec software products.  After almost two years the case settled for far less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson


Represented turboexpander design and manufacturing company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  FDK Law represented the BSA.  Within a year the case settled for a considerable savings over the BSA's original settlement demand which had been based on the alleged number of unlicensed software products by publishers such as Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented an international animation studio in a Business Alliance software audit.  The BSA was represented by Troutman Sanders.  The number of alleged unlicensed Adobe products was at issue, however, in less than a year the case settled for far less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended electric power equipment provider against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA, represented by FDK Law, alleged there were numerous unlicensed copies of various Adobe and Microsoft Office products.  The case settled for considerable savings over the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Energy  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented a Florida based art wire hanging specialist in a software audit requested by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods. The case was closed within six months with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Defended media and broadcast software company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance who alleged there were numerous unlicensed copies of various Adobe and Microsoft products.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA.  The case was settled for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented a Florida physician's office in an software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance.  Higer, Lichter & Givner represented the BSA.  After three months of negotiations centered on the alleged number of unlicensed Microsoft Office products, the case settled for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended California based Cancer treatment center against allegations of copyright infringement by the Software & Information Industry Association.  Holland & Knight represented the SIIA.  After four years the case settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Rob Scott


Represented California architectural firm in an Autodesk audit.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case was settled quickly out-of-court.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended precision hydraulic fitting manufacturer against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.  The case was settled within four months for significantly less than the Autodesk's original demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted a global energy company during contract negotiations with one of its strategic technology vendors, and in doing so, helped retain valuable intellectual property rights concerning its code development.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Energy  Team: Rob Scott, Brian Von Hatten


Advised a large financial institution concerning disclosure regulations governing its deployment of a progressive mobile phone application for use by third parties and its customers.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Rob Scott, Brian Von Hatten


Advised a large healthcare technology services provider regarding legal risks associated with its server co-location vendor contracts.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Rob Scott, Brian Von Hatten


Represented anodic coding business in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA who alleged that unlicensed copies of Adobe and Microsoft products were in use.  After three months of negotiations, the case closed for significantly less than the BSA's original settlement demand

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Idaho mechanical contracting firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.  The case was settled out-of-court in a little over three months.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented New York auto insurance company in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld represented the BSA.  The case settled after a year for a considerable savings relative the BSA's opening settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Texas based Motorola radio dealer against allegations of copyright infringement by the Software and Information Industry Association.  Holland & Knight represented the SIIA and closed the case after one year.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented California architectural firm in an Autodesk audit.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.  The case settled out-of-court within four months.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Oklahoma based GPS tracking company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA who alleged there were unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office products in use.  In four months the case settled for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Illinois software development company in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld.  After two months of negotiations centered on the alleged number of unlicensed Microsoft Office products, the case was settled for far less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Ohio based photo booth rental company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged there were unlicensed copies of various Microsoft products in use.  The case was closed within 6 months with zero settlement payment.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Texas architectural firm in an Autodesk audit.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.  Within three months the case was settled for less than Autodesk's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Canadian marketing services company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Smart & Biggar represented the BSA.  In less than a year the case was settled for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented Florida based yacht equipment retailer in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA who alleged there were unlicensed copies of numerous Microsoft products in use.  After six months of negotiations, the case settled for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Defended Texas medical services company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Bailey & Glasser.  After two months of negotiations centered on the alleged number of unlicensed Microsoft products, the case settled for significantly less the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented Illinois video game developer in a software audit instigated by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Defended California architectural design firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk. Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk. The case settled for significantly less than Autodesk's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Indiana performance consulting company in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance.  Bailey & Glasser represented the BSA. At issue were the number of alleged unlicensed Microsoft products. The case settled within four months for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Illinois collection firm against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld. The case closed with zero settlement payment.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented Florida communication installation firm in a software audit instigated by the Business Software Alliance. Troutman Sanders represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft server products. In less than a year the case was settled for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Utah interior design firm against allegations of copyright infringement from Autodesk, represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods. The case settled quickly within three months for significantly lower than Autodesk's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented MIssouri auto dealer in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance. Negotiations centered on the number of alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Microsoft products. The case was settled out-of-court for a considerable savings over the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Defended Virginia product packing company against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance. Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld represented the BSA. Just after a month of negotiations, the case was settled for a fraction of the BSA's opening settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented California medical home care company in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance. The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of various Microsoft products. Within a month of negotiations the case settled for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented a technology services firm to the financial services industry in a software audit instigated by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  Due to the audit findings the SIIA closed its file with the submission of a signed Officer's Certificate.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended full service design, build and maintenance firm for audiovisual needs against allegations of copyright infringement by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case was settled for 92% of the SIIA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented technology developer and distributor in a software audit initiated by the Software & Information Industry Association.  Holland & Knight represented the SIIA.  After two years the SIIA withdrew its audit request and closed their file following the submission of an affidavit of a former emloyee and the purported informer.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted leading oilfield services provider in negotiating an Oracle Licensing Agreement with custom provisions.

Practice Area: Oracle Audit  Industry: Energy  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Renegotiated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for leading oilfield services provider.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Energy  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented mid-Western bank in a Business Software Alliance software audit.  Klemchuk Kubasta represented the BSA.  After two months of negotiations centered on the alleged number of unlicensed Microsoft products, the case settled for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended online trophy and awards retailer against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance who alleged unlicensed copies of various Adobe and Microsoft products.  In less than a year the matter was settled for a considerable savings relative to the BSA's original settement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented industry leading global communications technology firm in a software audit initiated by the Software & Information Industry Association.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented the SIIA.  The case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented California marketing services firm in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance.  Negotiations centered on the number of alleged unlicensed Adobe products.  The BSA was represented by Klemchuk Kubasta.  The matter settled out-of-court in less than a year for a significant reduction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Texas based banner manufacturer against allegations of copyright infringement from the Business Software Alliance.  Higer, Lichter & Givner represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of various Adobe and Microsoft products.  The case was settled within six months for less than half of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Iowa based telemarketing firm in a Business Software Alliance software audit.  FDK Law represented the BSA.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Microsoft products.  The case was settled in less than a year for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Pennsylvania land survey firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented Autodesk.  The case was settled within four months for a great deal less than Autodesk's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented specialty LCD mounting hardware company in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of Adobe, Microsoft and Autodesk products.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA.  In less than six months the case was settled for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Texas oil rig manufacturer against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office products.  The case settled for far less than the BSA's original settlement demand in less than a year.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Florida healthcare provider in a Business Software Alliance software audit.  The BSA was represented by Higer Lichter & Givener.  Negotiations centered on the number of alleged unlicensed Microsoft products.  The case was settled out-of-court for a significant reduction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended substance abuse rehabilitation center against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Higer Lichter & Givner represented the BSA.  In as little as four months the case was settled out-of-court for significantly less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented automotive services provider in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA.  After only two months of negotiations centered on the alleged number of unlicensed Microsoft products installed, the case settled for a considerable savings relative to the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended clothing manufacturer against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by FDK Law and the case settled out-of-court within four months.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented contract specialist for attachment and installation solutions in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Adobe and Microsoft Products.  After two and a half years the case was settled for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented print management solutions firm against allegations of copyright infringement from the Business Software Alliance.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented the BSA.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Adobe products.  The case settled after two and half years for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented New York architectural firm in an Autodesk audit.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case was settled out-of-court within a month for less than Autodesk's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended California architectural firm against allegations of copyright infringement by Autodesk.  The case was settled out-of-court within two months.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented petrochemical extraction equipment manufacturer in an Autodesk audit initiated by Donahe Gallagher Woods.  The case was settled out-of-court within five months.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Southern land surveying company in an Autodesk audit.  The case was settled within three months for less than Autodesk's original settlement demand.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Investigated and remediated a potential security incident for a Los Angeles based managed services provider.

Practice Area: Data Breach Incident Response  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Florida newspaper against allegations of copyright infringement by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Media  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Pennsylvania based broadcasting corporation in a Microsoft SAM engagement.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Media  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented nationwide media corporation in a copyright infringement suit in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.  The case was settled out-of-court.

Practice Area: Copyright Infringement  Industry: Media  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted DFW area magazine with its marketing, employee and customer contracting, as well as corporate matters.

Practice Area: Corporate  Industry: Media  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Assisted financial news giant with global Microsoft licensing healthcheck involving over 50,000 computers.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Media  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented auto finance marketing group in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance.   Donahue Gallagher Woods represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Adobe, Microsoft and Intuit products.  After five months of negotiations the case was settled for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended vacation rental & resort internet marketing and design expert against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of various Adobe and Microsoft products.  After two years the case was settled for less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented a digital engagement agency in a software audit instituted by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Microsoft products, including individual Office products, servers and operating systems.  Within a year the case settled for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson


Defended online panel and survey technology provider to the global market research industry against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Negotiations centered on the number of licensed copies of individual Microsoft Office products and lasted less than three months.  The case settled for 48% of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented financial industry marketing firm in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance who alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Adobe products, Microsoft Office products, and Microsoft server products such as SQL Server and Windows Sever.  After less than 3 months of negotiations the case was settled for 26% of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended real estate marketing firm against allegations of copyright infringement by the Business Software Alliance.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of various Microsoft and Adobe products.  After two years the case was settled out-of-court for a significant reduction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented sales, marketing and technology company in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Higer Lichter & Givner.  Negotiations centered on the number of individual Microsoft Office product licenses.  The case was pending close to two years and settled for far less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended app marketing solutions firm against allegations by the BSA of copyright infringement with respect to the installed number of copies of numerous Microsoft products including Office, Visio, and server products such as Windows Server and SQL Server.  The case was settled within a year for a considerable savings relative to the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented promotional products marketing company in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of various Microsoft and Adobe products.  The case settled in just six months for a great deal less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended marketing firm offering all-in-one sales and marketing solutions against the Business Software Alliance's allegations of alleged unlicensed copies of various Microsoft products including SQL and Windows server products.  The case settled after a year for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented B2B web media services company in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of various Adobe products.  After just six months the case was settled for significantly less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Media  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented nationwide insurance company in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  At issue  was the number of licenses for numerous Microsoft products.  The case was settlted after ten months of negotiations for almost half of the BSA's original settlement demand with no admission of liability.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended DFW insurance company against allegations of alleged unlicensed copies of Adobe and Microsoft products by the Business Software Alliance.  Locke Lord represented the BSA.  After a year of negotiations the case was settled for 24% of the BSA's original demand with no admission of liability.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented nationwide full-service title agency in a software audit instituted by the Business Software Alliance.  Pepper Hamilton represented the BSA who alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Microsoft products.  Negotiations lasted only three weeks and the case settled for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Midwestern insurance company against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged unlicensed copies of various Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec products.  The case was pending for a year and a half and settled for significantly less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented professional insurance licensing service company in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance.  Negotiations centered on the number of alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office.  The case settled in less than a year for a considerable savings relative to the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represent 3d sports venue developer in exclusive technology partnership with global ticket sales platform to deliver next generation online ticket sales technologies for professional sports teams.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Rob Scott


Serve as outside counsel to the CIO of national multi-family property management company.  Provide advice on IP protection for internally developed software applications and assist with negotiating and drafting of software license agreements, internet marketing agreements, and outsourcing contracts.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Property Management  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Augment in-house legal department by providing legal support to CIO of global energy company.  Review, edit and revise all contracts affecting IT including software licensing agreements, outsourcing contracts, development agreements, data center contracts, and telecom agreements.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Energy  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Support global IT procurement divisions of Fortune 500 companies developing templates for master services agreements, statements of work, software license agreements, cloud contracts, software development agreements and independent contractor agreements.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented NASDAQ listed security alarm monitoring facility with the sale of monitory facility to a strategic buyer.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Reviewed the subscription agreement, end user license agreement, perpetual license and support maintenance agreement for IT services firm offering cloud management and data center monitoring.

Practice Area: Cloud Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented IT services firm headquartered in the DFW metroplex in drafting master services agreement, service level agreement, privacy addendum, network security incident response plan as well as a privacy policy.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted IT services firm servicing North Dakota and the St. Paul, Minneapolis metropolitan area in drafting a privacy policy, BDR attachment, information security incident response plan and network security plan in addition to a master services agreement and service level agreement.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Drafted necessary client and provider service agreement for IT services firm serving the community healthcare industry.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted southern California IT services firm serving CPA firms, law firms, and independent hotels in drafting a short form project agreement, employment agreement and insurance application in addition to master services agreement and service level agreement.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Midwest IT services firm serving the healthcare industry and specializing in EMR implementation and data protection.  Drafted master services agreement, service level agreement and project agreement.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Drafted master services agreement, service level agreement and project amendment for IT services firm offering telecommunications, computer networks and ebusiness solutions to business, healthcare, government and residential markets.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted IT services firm specializing in the set up and maintenance of Cisco networks in the New York area with drafting specific supporting managed services documents including employee and independent contractor agreement, privacy policy, network security plan and incident response plan.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Drafted several supporting managed services documents for Idaho based IT services firm including employee agreement, independent contract agreement, privacy policy, incident response plan and network security plan.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Drafted co-location agreement for IT services firm offering managed services and telecom solutions to small to mid-size businesses.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Aided managed service provider offering cloud services in drafting master services agreement, service level agreement and project attachment.

Practice Area: Cloud Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted IT services firm with drafting master services agreement, service level agreement, state of work for projects and service attachment for hosting.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented secure data center in drafting managed services agreement, service level agreement and project contracts.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented IT services firm focused on cloud services, dedicated servers, disaster recovery and colocation in drafting master services agreement, service level agreement and short form agreement.

Practice Area: Cloud Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Reviewed and revised record retention policy and incident response plan for Chicago area bank group.

Practice Area: Data Breach Incident Response  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson


Defended mortgage lending company against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Faegre & Benson.   Negotiations centered on allegedly unlicensed copies of Microsoft products.  The case was pending for two years and settled for 46% of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented leading mutual fund complex in software compliance review involving over 3,000 computers.

Practice Area: Software Asset Management Consulting  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented construction loan management firm in a software audit requested by the Software & Information Industry Association.  Holland & Knight represented the SIIA.  The case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended investment management firm against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  Locke Lord represented the BSA regarding alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft, Symantec and Adobe products.  After two and half years the case settled for 40% of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended mortgage lending company against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  Within a month the matter was closed by the BSA with no settlement payment.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Advised a DFW based federal credit union regarding software asset management and software licensing.

Practice Area: Software Asset Management Consulting  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented investment brokerage firm in a software audit instituted by the Business Software Alliance.  The dispute centered on alleged unlicensed copies of various Microsoft products, including servers and operating systems. The BSA was represented by Pepper Hamilton.  The case settled in a little over a year for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Advised mortgage lending company regarding Microsoft licensing.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Served as seller's counsel to Missouri based managed services provider focusing on healthcare clients.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Assisted non-strategic buyer with acquisition of Philadellphia based managed services firm.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Industry: Technology  Team: Rob Scott


Served as seller's counsel to leading managed services provider focusing on the financial industry.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Served as seller's counsel to nationwide managed services firm in a transaction involving the sale of substantially all of its assets to a strategic buyer.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Assisted royalty lending company with letter of intent to sell copyright royalty tracking and loan portfolio.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Las Vegas engineering firm in federal court copyright infringement claim resulting in prompt settlement following a motion to dismiss in the Northern District of California.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented DFW area KIA dealer in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance after they received a settlement demand.  The BSA was represented by Thompson & Knight who alleged licensing shortages of numerous Microsoft Office products.  The case was pending for two years and settled for significantly less than the BSA's original demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended New England aftermarket auto parts distributor against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  The dispute centered on alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft server products.  The BSA was represented by Pepper Hamilton.  The case settled for less than the BSA's original settlement demand after six months of negotiations.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented western U.S. manufacturer of commercial trucks and vehicles in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance after they submitted audit materials and received a settlement demand.  After a year of negotiations focused on alleged unlicensed copies of numerous Microsoft products, the case settled for 11% of the BSA's original settlement demand with no admission of liability.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Texas Ford dealer against allegations of unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office products by the Business Software Alliance.  After just over one year, the case settled for 35% of the BSA's original settlement demand with no admission of liability.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Hired by California Daimler Chrysler dealer to represent them in a software audit requested by the Business Software Alliance after they received a settlement demand.  The BSA alleged shortages in various Microsoft product licenses.  The case was settled within a year for a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Michigan Ford dealer against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  In four months the matter was resolved with zero settlement payment.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Automotive  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Negotiated on behalf of a global oil and gas technology company to mitigate the data security and service availability risks associated with telecom and colocation service agreements related to the company's major datacenter migration project.

Practice Area: Technology Transactions  Industry: Energy  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented national multi-family housing management and marketing company in acquiring a portfolio-wide software license for cloud-based property management and payment processing platform.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Property Management  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Worked with global specialty chemical company to ensure software licenses from multiple publishers included the IP rights necessary to develop and maintain a custom knowledge management platform.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Defended Texas based public utility technical services firm against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Darin Klemchuk.  The dispute centered around alleged unlicensed copies of Microsoft Office.  The case was pending for fifteen months and settled for considerably less than the Business Software Alliance's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended legal technology services firm against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  Troutman Sanders represented the BSA.  The negotiations centered around Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows Server licenses.  The case was resolved in eight months with a settlement that was signficantly lower than the BSA's original demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented software developer in negotiations to license original computer program and to deliver associated development services to national oil and gas exploration company.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented national consortium of real property title companies in multi-million dollar negotiations to acquire title plant services and ownership of associated title data.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Real Estate  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented national mortgage lender in negotiations to license proprietary computer program to publisher of enterprise software for mortgage originators.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted nationally recognized manufacturer of contemporary, eco-friendly furniture with revisions to its distributor agreements.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented industry leader in quick service restaurant technology against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA was represented by Klemchuk Kubasta and the case was settled in less than a year with zero settlement payment.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Southwestern mortgage company in a software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  The major issue in the audit was the number of Microsoft Office licenses.  The BSA was represented by Locke Lord.  The case was settled in less than a year for considerably less than the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented online award and plaque retailer in a software audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance that focused on Adobe and Microsoft products.  The BSA was represented by Troutman Sanders.  The case settled within a year for a considerable savings relative to the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented online wholesale clothing retailer in a software audit conducted by the Software & Information Industry Associtation.  The SIIA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  After seven months of negotiations regarding Adobe licenses, the case was settled for 12% of the SIIA's original demand.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented East Coast advertising agency in a software audit initiated by the SIIA.  The Software & Information Industry Association was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case was pending for close to three years and settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended leading single-source software solutions firm against allegations of software piracy by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Holland & Knight.  The case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented nationwide motor club against allegations of software piracy by the SIIA.  Holland & Knight represented the Software & Information Industry Association.  After two years, the case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Insurance  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended leading supplier of process systems in an audit initiated by the SIIA after they had received a settlement demand.  Donahue Gallagher Woods represented the Software & Information Industry Association.  The case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented weapon aiming systems manufacturer in a software audit requested by the Software & Information Industry Association.  Within a year the case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.  The SIIA was represented by Donhaue Gallagher Woods.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended internet marketing firm against allegations of software piracy by the SIIA after they had received a settlement demand.  The Software & Information Industry Association was represented by Holland & Knight.  After close to two years the case was settled out-of-court with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented national beauty pageant operator in a software audit conducted by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented  by William Stevens of Holland & Knight.  The matter was pending for twenty-six months and resulted in a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Dallas, Texas based property management company for the multifamily industry against allegations of software piracy by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Care Heller-Pittman of Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The audit was pending for thirty-two months and resulted in a confidential out-of-court settlement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Property Management  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented Dallas, Texas based staffing software maker in Business Software Alliance audit initiated by Stephen Gustavson of Donahue Gallaghere Woods.  The BSA alleged licensing shortages for numerous Adobe and Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2008; Microsoft SQL Server 2005; and Microsoft Windows Server 2000 and 2003.  The matter was pending for eighteen months and resulted in a confidential out-of-court settlement.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented restuarant technology industry leader in a software audit requested by the Software & Information Industry Association.  The SIIA was represented by Holland & Knight.  After two years, the case was settled with a confidential settlement agreement.

Practice Area: SIIA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented DFW based leader in property management for the multifamily industry.  The BSA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The Business Software Alliance alleged licensing shortages for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server products, and client access licenses.  After almost three years, the case was settled for far less than the Business Software Alliance's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Property Management  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented North Carolina based parachute equipment manufacturer against allegations of software piracy by the BSA.  The Business Software Alliance alleged licensing shortages for numerous Microsoft products.  The case was settled in just under two years at a great reduction off the Business Software Alliance's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson


Defended global benefits software developer against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  Adobe Acrobat licenses were the focus of the negotiations.  The case was pending for just under two years and resulted in an out-of-court settlement that was a significant reduction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based real estate agency in software audit requested by the BSA.  The primary products involved were Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Server client access licenses.  After approximately eighteen months, the case was settled out-of-court for a considerable savings relative to the Business Software Alliance's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Real Estate  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended San Ramon, California based veterinary clinic in a Business Software Alliance audit.  The BSA alleged licensing shortages for numerous Microsoft products.  The matter was pending almost two years and resulted in a settlement that was a fraction of the BSA's original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended Salt Lake City, Utah based mechanical and electrical engineering firm against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance that focused heavily on AutoCAD and Microsoft Office product licenses.  The BSA was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The matter was pending for fifteen months and settled for 45% of the BSA's original settlement demand with no admisision of liability and no future audit inspections.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented Beverly Hills, California based internet technology services company in software audit conducted by the Business Software Allliance that focused on Microsoft Office and Adobe products.  In just over seven months, the case was settled out-of-court after the BSA agreed to greatly reduce its original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented Florida based engineering and geological consulting firm in an Autodesk audit.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  After seven months of negotitations, the case was settled for far less than Autodesk's original demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended Indiana based hardware store chain against allegations of software piracy by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged shortages in various Microsoft product licenses.  The BSA considered extenuating circumstances in the case and after ten months of negotiations, the case was settled out-of-court.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Andrew Martin, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented equipment manufacturer in software audit initiated by the Business Software Alliance.  The BSA alleged shortages in Adobe Acrobat and Norton AntiVirus software licenses.  After approximately five months of negotiations, the case was settled out-of-court for a considerable savings relative to the Business Software Alliance's original demand.  The BSA was represented by Frank Konczakowski.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Hired by Sherman Oaks, CA engineering firm after they received a settlement demand in an Autodesk audit initiated by Donahue Gallagher Woods. The case was settled out-of-court in just over five months.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Represented award winning Kentucy based architects in Autodesk license dispute.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  Within seven months, the case was settled for a fraction of Autodesk's initial demand.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson Swan


Defended honing equipment maker against software audit initiated by Autodesk resulting in an out-of-court settlement within 40 days.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented 3D art production company serving the gaming industry in a software audit conducted by Autodesk.  Autodesk was represented by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case settled within 90 days with zero settlement payment.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Keli Johnson Swan, Rob Scott


Represented Nasdaq listed security system installation and monitoring company in the management and maintenance of corporate trademark portfolio.

Practice Area: Trademark Registration  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented fast-food restaurant chain with 197 locations in the management and maintenance of corporate trademark portfolio.

Practice Area: Trademark Registration  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended provider of digital, self-help audio content against claims of trademark infringement by well known, international publishing corporation.

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement  Industry: Media  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented IT industry trade group with 15,000 members in negotiating a trademark coexistence agreement with a governmental entity of the United Kingdom.

Practice Area: Trademark Protection and Enforcement  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented Internet-based apparel and accessories company in dispute involving Internet-based infringement of core company trademark.

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement  Industry: Retail  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented second largest security system installation and monitoring company in disputes involving Internet-based infringements of core company trademarks.

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented regional fast-food restaurant chain in a legacy dispute involving uses of trademarks incorporating similar textual elements and the renegotiation of complex, previously burdensome settlement terms.

Practice Area: Trademark Protection and Enforcement  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended software developer in federal copyright infringement case pending in the United States District Court for the Western Disctrict of Texas.  Software company accused former contractor of copyright infringement related to user interface and product documentation that the contractor developed for the software company.  After the parties reached a confidential settlement, the contractor was dismissed from the lawsuit without any settlement payment.

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented San Francisco based mortgage industry software-as-a-service provider in copyright infringement matter filed with the American Arbitration Association.  The case involved breach-of-license and copyright infringement claims arising from alleged reverse engineering of the licensed software.

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented Texas based green energy provider in software dispute before the American Arbitration Association.  The matter settled after selection of the arbitrators during the discovery phase.    

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Energy  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented fortune 500 IT services firm in declaratory judgment and copyright litigation in the Northern District of Texas related to the alleged termination of a software license following a merger transaction.  The case resulted in a prompt settlement and revised license agreement with a savings of over $2,200,000 off the pre-litigation settlement proposal from the software publisher.

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Las Vegas engineering firm in federal court copyright infringement claim resulting in prompt settlement following a motion to dismiss in the Northern District of California. 

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented real estate marketing company in a BSA audit primarily involving Microsoft server licensing.  The BSA was represesnted by Donahue Gallagher Woods.  The case settled for substantially less than the BSA’s original settlement demand.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Real Estate  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented regional hospital chain in a Microsoft SAM engagement resulting in a true-up purchase with no compliance penalty and a release of all compliance claims.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented application hosting service provider in an audit conducted by BEA Systems resulting in business partnership and settlement agreement containing a release of all compliance claims.

Practice Area: Software Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented 75,000 employee business process outsourcing company in a dispute with Sun Microsystems and its successor Oracle resulting in a multi-year maintenance and support agreement covering the entire Sun hardware infrastructure.

Practice Area: Software Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Sued software trade group and member software publishers in federal court alleging declaratory judgment and anti-trust claims resulting in quick out-of-court settlement.

Practice Area: Software Litigation  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented New York area hospital system in an audit conducted by Microsoft resulting in an out of court settlement and compliance savings of over $1,000,000.   

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented west Texas oil and gas leader in an audit conducted by the Business Software Alliance resulting a settlement agreement with no admission of liability, a complete release of any compliance claims, and a confidentiality provision preventing the BSA from issuing a press release about its investigation.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Industry: Energy  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended fortune 500 IT Services company in Microsoft audit resulting in a new $34,000,000 Microsoft Enterprise Agreement enrollment including a release of all compliance claims. 

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended over 40 architectural and engineering companies in audits initiated by Autodesk conducted by the law firm of Donahue Gallagher Woods, LLP.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson, Rob Scott


Defended over 210 small and medium sized businesses in software audits initiated by the Business Software Alliance.

Practice Area: BSA Audit  Team: Andrew Martin, Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson, Rob Scott


Defended national nursing home software company in connection with a Borland audit conducted by Deloitte & Touche.  

Practice Area: Software Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Defended 140 location retail chain in compliance review conducted by Sybase involving over three million dollars in alleged compliance violations and threatened termination of over five hundred thousand dollars in perpetual licenses. 

Practice Area: Software Audit  Industry: Retail  Team: Rob Scott


Defended supply chain management solution provider in an IBM audit conducted by Deloitte involving Maximo software. 

Practice Area: IBM Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Rob Scott


Represented large healthcare management company in audit conducted by KPMG regarding IBM WebSphere software. 

Practice Area: IBM Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented global snack food and beverage company in audit conducted by Deloitte related to IBM datacenter software including DB2 and WebSphere.

Practice Area: IBM Audit  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended security alarm monitoring company with over one million customers in an IBM audit initiated by Deloitte involving IBM web sphere and DB2 licensing. 

Practice Area: IBM Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented cloud services provider in development of template master services agreement, service level agreement, and fee schedules.

Practice Area: Cloud Contracts  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented property management company in the negotiation of a cloud services agreement that included a custom development module.

Practice Area: Cloud Contracts  Industry: Property Management  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented U.S. companies seeking trademark registration in the European Union, various European countries, Canada, and the Pacific Rim.

Practice Area: Trademark Registration  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented companies seeking trademark registration of their marks in various foreign jurisdictions using the Madrid Protocol system to minimize transaction costs and maximize the scope of their trademarks. 

Practice Area: Trademark Registration  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented mid-market businesses in obtaining registration of trademarks and service marks through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice Area: Trademark Registration  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented companies in responding to allegations of trademark infringement.

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented companies in crafting licensing agreements that properly protect and police use of the companies’ marks.

Practice Area: Trademark Protection and Enforcement  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented manufacturer in stopping competitor’s use of trademarks as search terms to redirect internet traffic to its website. 

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented manufacturer in policing use of their marks by licensed dealers, making certain that such use conformed to established policies.

Practice Area: Trademark Infringement  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented insurance company in taking down numerous websites using confusingly similar names and directing search traffic away from the company.

Practice Area: Trademark Protection and Enforcement  Industry: Insurance  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented clients in stock transactions for real estate, marketing, and technology companies.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Worked with numerous companies to identify and schedule software assets in corporate transaction documents.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Team: Andrew Martin, Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented internet-based real estate company in an asset purchase transaction with new business partner.

Practice Area: Mergers & Acquistions  Industry: Real Estate  Team: Rob Scott


Represented and assisted over 60 managed services providers with drafting managed services agreements, service level agreements and supporting documents.

Practice Area: Managed Services Contracts  Team: Andrew Martin, Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented copyright owners in international website takedown campaigns based upon DMCA takedown procedures and EU regulations.

Practice Area: Copyright Infringement  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Effectuated takedown of web sites hosted in the U.S. pursuant to the DMCA takedown rules.

Practice Area: Copyright Infringement  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


In contemplation of litigation, secured expedited copyright registration for digital content on internet web sites and new media platforms. 

Practice Area: Copyright Registration  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Secured copyright registration for architectural designs related to stonework for residential and commercial uses.

Practice Area: Copyright Registration  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Rob Scott


Managed copyright registration program for nursing home software company with a suite of products.

Practice Area: Copyright Registration  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Negotiated on behalf of inventor and geologist to license his intellectual property to major oil exploration company.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Energy  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Represented multi-national water filtration distributor and revised its distributor and affiliate agreements.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Retail  Team: Rob Scott


Worked with international brain wave therapy company to license its intellectual property to digital distributors worldwide.

Practice Area: Intellectual Property Licensing  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Advised companies regarding Microsoft SPLA licensing requirements in connection with Microsoft audit dispute.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Advised global enterprise with more than 4,000 computers in connection with Microsoft audit related to true-up and affiliate enrollment provisions of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Assisted regional hospital with its internal Microsoft audit and its response to Microsoft regarding the sufficiency of its Microsoft licenses.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended graphics design company against allegation of software piracy by Autodesk's outside counsel, Donahue Gallagher Woods, in connection with the alleged over-deployment of Maya ® software.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson


Defended many small architectural firms against allegations of software piracy by Autodesk's outside counsel, Donahue Gallagher Woods in connection with the alleged over-deployment of AutoCAD ® software.

Practice Area: Autodesk Audit  Industry: Architectual & Engineering  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Keli Johnson, Rob Scott


 Conducted software licensing audit of global entertainment company with fifty-thousand computers in connection with multi-year IT outsourcing contract. 

Practice Area: Software Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott