The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople
"For technology licensing practitioners and students alike, this handbook offers a comprehensive mix of plain-language guidance and tech licensing best practices … Tollen's expert treatment is borne of his experience drafting and negotiating tech agreements in Silicon Valley's virtual trenches."
-- Tom Jevens, Corporate Counsel, Google, Inc.; Lecturer, Santa Clara University School of Law
Draft, negotiate, and understand cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts.
The Tech Contract Handbook is user-friendly reference manual and training guide on technology agreements. It’s detailed and comprehensive but at the same time uses simple English, like a good contract. It’s the number-one bestseller from the IP Section of the American Bar Association.
The Tech Contracts Handbook:
- Describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement and outlines the issues at stake while avoiding technical jargon
- Offers negotiating tips
- Covers just about every IT contract clause, including indemnity, data security, SaaS subscriptions, warranty, limitation of liability, software escrow, copyright licensing, and more
- Explains intellectual property, open source software, clickwraps and browsewraps, and online contracting
- Serves as an exceptional resource contract drafters of all levels of experience--both for doing deals and for training
- And much more
About the Author
Attorney David W. Tollen represents buyers and sellers in cloud computing and software licensing agreements and in and other technology transactions. He also provides advice and assistance related to e-commerce, social media, industrial design, and intellectual property. Finally, he provides in-house and public training on drafting and negotiating technology contracts, particularly for contract managers and other businesspeople. He’s the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., a technology and intellectual property law firm based in San Francisco.
Mr. Tollen graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and has degrees from Cambridge University in England and U.C. Berkeley. In addition to practicing law, he has served as General Counsel of a publicly traded software company and as as Vice President of Business Development for a technology start-up.