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.
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.
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.
Assisted leading oilfield services provider in negotiating an Oracle Licensing Agreement with custom provisions.
Renegotiated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for leading oilfield services provider.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Negotiated on behalf of inventor and geologist to license his intellectual property to major oil exploration company.