About this course:

The indemnity is both the most negotiated, and least understood clause in IT contracts. In The Indeminar, we demystify indemnities. We’ll look at the key indemnities appearing in contracts about software, including SaaS and other forms of cloud computing.

Enroll and receive a year's access. Return to this video resource - or any chapter - again and again, whenever you need it.

In this program we address:

  • Indemnities: In general, important vocabulary, “mutual” indemnities.
  • Intellectual property (IP) indemnities, including typical and troubling exceptions.
  • Data incident indemnities.
  • Advanced indemnities: The “Cause Problem” - little-known, thorny issues involving losses the indemnitor caused.
  • Limits of liability, limit on indemnity obligations.

For a sample lesson, click here.

As usual, your instructor is David Tollen, author of The Tech Contracts Handbook, attorney, UC Berkeley lecturer, expert witness, and sought-after speaker.

Length: c. 1 hr., 30 min. (CA CLE 1.5 hr.)

Recorded September 2022 and October 2023

Note: The primary content of this program is also covered in Course #3 of our Tech Contracts Master Class™ (which lasts 2+ hours but also covers other topics). This program, however, dedicates more time to indemnities.

An individualized certificate is generated when you complete the course.

CLE: Tech Contracts Academy On-Demand programs are approved for Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit in California, and we provide a CA CLE certificate (self-study). Jurisdictions elsewhere (and professions) differ on whether students may apply individually, if so what’s required. See here for details about CLE.

Note: Parts of Chapters 1 and 5 - 7 are covered in our separate program,
Key Liability Terms in Contracts About AI, the Cloud, and other Software. Other parts of the same chapters are also covered in Top 6 Mistakes in Cloud Services Agreements, Including SaaS and AI. In each case, this program covers the issue in more detail, with its narrower focus on a single clause. (We consider occasional overlaps valuable, reinforcing key lessons, particularly on the difficult issues surrounding indemnities.)


Your Instructor

David W. Tollen is one of the industry’s leading authorities on software contracts, including agreements about artificial intelligence, as well as SaaS and other forms of cloud computing. He is a sought-after speaker, and he’s been widely recognized for making complex topics easy to understand and engaging.

David is an attorney, the founder of Tech Contracts Academy, and the author of The Tech Contracts Handbook, a perennial bestseller from the American Bar Association. His experience includes teaching IT contracts at UC Berkeley Law School and work and testimony as an expert witness, as well as service as General Counsel of a publicly traded software company and as VP of Business Development for a tech startup. He began his career at Morrison & Foerster, a global law firm, and ultimately founded Scyamore Legal, PC, a boutique law firm focused on IT contracts. David's clients have ranged from Silicon Valley startups to some of the most influential companies in the world.

David graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and has degrees from Cambridge University in England and U.C. Berkeley.

David's teaching style is informal and fun. He focuses on the business issues at stake in IT contracts.

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