Feb 24, 2008
2:45 PM EDT
|I have seen this in action. There is more to fear from bad contracts with contractors than with the Big Boys. I watched a good company I was at go down due to a lawsuit from a sub-contractor of a contractor to the company claiming IP rights on the code we were using. The suit sucked the life out of the company, chased away investment and resulted in a $5 million judgement for the plaintiff. Mind you this wasn't a patent suit, per se, but it certainly illustrates the point.
A BSA audit would have been like a day at the spa compared to that, even if every computer in the building was running pirated everything.
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