Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials - Tips to hire the right software defense law firm!
When you receive the dreaded "love letter" from one of the companies below, your first thought might be to ignore it, shred it, or make a paper airplane. However, this approach will likely result in you receiving multiple letters or even demanding and accusatory phone calls from an experienced software copyright lawyer, which can put you in a very uncomfortable position (if you answer the phone). If you do the right thing and want to seek settlement and closure of your case, contact us for a free consultation at (877) 276-5084. If you receive a letter from the Business Software Alliance ("BSA"), many corporate lawyers believe they can handle it on their own but then find out a few weeks or months later that they are in too deep and wish they would have hired specialized legal counsel (we have handled HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of software licensing disputes). In this area of law, honestly, there are about two or three firms that really have been doing these cases for years. Realistically, probably only two at our level of experience. But, there is ONE MAIN DIFFERENCE YOU MUST KEEP IN MIND before deciding to retain IP counsel - FEES.
Our Copyright defense firm pioneered a flat-rate fee approach to handling these cases. The reason is simple- YOU KNOW IN ADVANCE WHAT YOU WILL BE PAYING YOUR LAW FIRM. Other firms may charge you either HOURLY (often putting two or three lawyers on your case, which certainly drive up your fees), and we are now hearing a new approach where a "monthly fee" is charged. Again, this is an incentive to drag your case on and on and on.
A flat-rate fee approach is honest, straightforward, and predictable. We are also incentivized to work hard on your case to settle it on the best possible terms. Being audited by a company like Autodesk, BSA or facing legal demands from companies like Siemens, Solidworks, Vero, Ansys, Synopsis, and others is stressful enough without having to endure it month after month with a monthly invoice that seems like it will never end. At Vondran Legal® we do things differently. I worked at a firm that "double billed" or even "triple-billed," and I have seen exorbitant legal costs. When I started my law firm, I said I would never operate like that. Thus, the flat rate fee was born, at least as far as my software practice is concerned. So think about it, and call us for a quote.
Contact a Software Compliance and Licensing Defense Law Firm
Our firm is a clear leader in the field of copyright infringement defense and software licensing law. We have represented hundreds of companies, from architects, engineers, designers, media companies, manufacturers, law firms, dental companies, and others, in licensing disputes and EULA non-compliance issues. We have also appeared in over 400 federal court litigation cases, and a large number of state law cases over the years. Unicourt.com also identified us as the #1 copyright infringement defense law firm in the UNITED STATES for 2020, 2021, and we are poised to "three-peat" in 2022. In this complicated area of law, experience matters. Check out our software audit defense resource page, which has many links, videos, and resources.
We can be reached at (877) 276-5084, or you can fill out the contact form.