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Podcast Episode 33: The Legal Perspective “User based licensing is not fit for purpose for most large organizations”

In this Podcast I am joined by Guy Tritton, Intellectual Property Barrister at Hogarth Chambers and previous speaker at our UK Conference to get the legal perspective of ongoings in the ITAM industry, in particular, the recent Diageo and SAP case.

Topics covered

  • What is a Barrister?
  • Guy Tritton’s background
  • Vendors and market dominance
  • The legal perspective on the Diageo / SAP case
  • The risks of user based license models
  • Fair alternatives and building good agreements

Guy will speaking at our UK Conference on day 2 with his session ‘IP and Legal Issues for third party maintenance and support software providers’ covering:

  • Copyright issues for TPMs when supporting and maintaining OEM software and how to minimise risk of being sued by OEMs
  • Life after Rimini Street. What really happened there and should it deter TPMs?
  • Making sure your TPM contract is fit for purpose. Pitfalls to avoid
  • Can a TPM be liable if their client is operating without required number of software licences? Accessory liability

Come and meet Guy and attend his expert session at The Kia Oval in London on 13th & 14th June. 


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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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