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January 11, 2017

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017

David Tollen will be speaking in San Francisco January 24 to 25, at the Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017 program, from the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). His topic will be Licensing Big Data. The event itself lasts two days and covers intellectual property licensing. PLI provides programs mainly to lawyers (and they get CLE credit). But […]

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December 17, 2016

New Form: Customer’s ITMA (Information Technology Master Agreement)

We’ve posted a new contract in the forms library — and it’s available in MS Word (no charge, as always). It’s meant to serve as a customer’s primary contract for purchasing any and all IT (other than hardware or IaaS): namely, licensed software, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and/or IT professional services. You can use it to acquire […]

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December 9, 2016

5 Simple Rules for Negotiating Software and IT Contracts

Capterra’s IT Management Blog just published an article by David Tollen: 5 Simple Rules for Negotiating Software and IT Contracts. It’s a customer-focused articles, addressing five mistakes customers tend to make in their tech contracts. (Sorry vendors! Capterra’s blog mainly serves customers.) Please check it out …

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November 17, 2016

Re-Register for the DMCA by the End of the Year

In its ongoing effort to keep us on our toes, the Library of Congress has changed the rules governing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In short, if you’re already signed up to take advantage of the DMCA safe harbor, you must re-designate your agent online by the end of 2016. Without the DMCA, service providers […]

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November 15, 2016

#1 Bestseller!

FYI, The Tech Contracts Handbook is the number-one bestseller on Amazon’s Business Purchasing and Buying list! Please check it out! David Tollen, THE TECH CONTRACTS HANDBOOK: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople, 2nd Edition (ABA Publishing, IP Section, 2015)

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October 24, 2016

New Form: Consulting Services Agreement

We’ve posted a new contract in the forms library — and it’s available to you in MS Word (no charge, as always). The new form is for professional services by a consultant. It’s friendly to the consultant, though it does give the company ownership of any IP generated on the job. It also includes confidentiality […]

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October 14, 2016

New Contract Form: Mobile App License & Subscription

We’ve posted a new contract in the forms library — and it’s available to you in MS Word (no charge, as always). The new form is a mobile app terms of service: a “clickwrap” contract, meant to be downloaded with software that goes on a mobile phone or other mobile device (e.g., through the iPhone […]

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September 27, 2016

TechAssure Fall Conference – Seattle, Washington

On Monday, October 3, 2016, David Tollen will be speaking at the TechAssure Fall Conference, in Seattle, Washington. He’ll be discussing IT contract risk control — to an audience primarily of insurance brokers specializing in technology-related risks. Here’s information on the conference, in case you can make it!

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September 15, 2016

Cloud Computing Contracts 101

I’ll be giving a talk on September 22, 2016, to the Barrister’s Club — a division of the Bar Association of San Francisco. It’s called Cloud Computing Contracts 101: Six Key Clauses and Six Key Mistakes. The program runs from 12:00 to 1:30 at: BASF Conference Center 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA […]

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June 5, 2016

Cloud Computing Contracts 101: Webinar & Discount on The Tech Contracts Handbook

On Tuesday, June 7, David Tollen will present a webinar through the American Bar Association: Cloud Computing Contracts 101: Seven Key Clauses & Seven Common Mistakes. You don’t need to be an ABA member to attend.  You don’t even need to be a lawyer, though if you are, you’ll get CLE credit in your state.  […]

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