The use of software has not only become routine, but it has become essential for companies to use in order to conduct its everyday business. As a result, software licensing and the use of software license agreements have become commonplace. Software license agreements are often complex and the terms of the agreements often change. Given the complexities of software license agreements, it is not surprising that licensing software can often lead to inadvertently using more licenses than permitted or using the software in ways that is not permitted. Frequently, software license agreements include provisions that permit a company to conduct software license audits, which can lead to disputes about the scope of the licensing.
Our lawyers have experience in advising on, litigating, and navigating the complexities of software licensing and software license audits. We have successfully defended contractual claims and copyright infringement claims arising from software license audits.