Sullivan & Worcester has announced its newest practice area, Software Anti-Piracy & Litigation Services, which the firm says is in response to “clients’ desire for a cohesive strategic and aggressive approach against software piracy.”
Indeed, a survey from the Software Alliance published in May 2016 found that 39 percent of software installed globally on PCs is not properly licensed, and the commercial value of unlicensed software comes to $52.2 billion.
“From a global perspective, companies are losing significant revenue due to software piracy,” Herman said in a statement. “In conjunction with our affiliate Anti-Piracy Holdings, Sullivan & Worcester has the technological tools and legal experience to identify software infringers, facilitate recovery of lost revenue, and litigate when needed against those who misappropriate software.”
Herman, a partner in the corporate department of Sullivan & Worcester’s Boston office, heads the firm’s intellectual property practice group. She has been with Sullivan & Worcester since 2001 and represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller businesses.