Founded by one of the industry’s leading authorities on software licensing and cloud computing agreements, Tech Contracts Academy,™ LLC offers training and tools to help companies, government agencies, and contract staff do tech contracts better, faster, and with more confidence. Led by David Tollen, we bring clarity to this complex and ever changing topic.
Tech Contracts Academy™ uses David Tollen’s perennial American Bar Association IP bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook, as the foundation for its training and tools. We also rely on David’s forte for taking big, complex topics and making them simple, clear, and user-friendly.
About our Founder
David Tollen is an attorney and the author of the American Bar Association’s bestselling manual on technology contracts, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts, for Lawyers and Businesspeople, 2nd Ed. (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015).
David practices law with Sycamore Legal, P.C., a San Francisco law firm he founded. He represents both buyers and sellers in contracts about cloud computing, big data, software licensing, and other IT relationships. He also advises on intellectual property issues related to IT. His clients include Silicon Valley startups and some of the best-known and most influential companies in the world, like Lockheed Martin, Sabre, and Del Monte Foods.
David also serves as an expert witness in litigation about IT contracts. And he is a sought-after industry speaker and thought-leader. For a list of his publications and speaking engagements, please visit his bio page at Sycamore Legal.
David graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and has degrees from Cambridge University in England and U.C. Berkeley. He’s served as General Counsel of a publicly traded software company, as Vice President of Business Development for a technology start-up, and as a lawyer in the Silicon Valley offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP. On the side, David is an award-winning novelist, authoring The Jericho River, a novel that uses fantasy to teach history. (You can learn about David’s fiction at www.DavidTollen.com.)