Attorney Steve® - 2021 Autodesk Software Dispute Updates
Most are not aware of this issue, and I see GOOD and HONEST Autodesk paying customer get unknowingly ROPED into this unfortunate situation.
Here is a short synopsis (more to follow as Autodesk aggressively goes after good paying clients) in software licensing dispute cases.
1. Per the EULA (which no one reads, nor would they understand if they did read) keeping your "MAINTENANCE" current has many advantages:
- Software Updates
- Previous version rights (which many companies need)
- Home use rights (especially important during Covid-19 pandemic)
- Additional "territory rights" (mostly useful to business that operate in other countries such as Mexico, Brazil and Canada
If you fail to renew, and Autodesk finds out, you can face an audit or receive a demand letter (which in my opinion is excessive and punitive). You may receive an internal audit letter or demand, or a letter from Autodesk's law firm of choice - DONAHUE FITZGERALD a copyright powerhouse law firm in the San Francisco Bay area.
When this happens, you need experienced Autodesk defense counsel on your team. Do not be surprised to get a phone call or a monetary demand for tens of thousands of dollars - EVEN IF YOU ARE A ONE MAN SHOW AND AN ELDER (UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW - which protects elders from financial elder abuse) they will likely move forward and PUSH YOUR BUTTONS to see if they can get you to pay a large settlement fee. Before you talk to them, call us to discuss at (877) 276-5084. We have dealt with Autodesk for many years and we know their lawyers, and their tactics.