The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a $31 million verdict in a case involving the misappropriation of PowerPoint presentations created for Hallmark Cards. The court held that a jury could property conclude that the information contained in the PowerPoints included Hallmark’s trade secrets. Hallmark, the greeting card company, hired Monitor, a consulting firm,…Read more
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When a Software Audit Leads to New License Terms
A software licensing audit (also called a software compliance audit) is a process used by software companies to check whether a customer is running only the number of licensed copies of software ordered and paid for. Some software companies perform these audits directly, while others use a third party service, such as the Business Software…Read more