About this course

In this program, we address key liability terms in information technology contracts. These are some of the most negotiated terms in contracts about software, the cloud, and artificial intelligence (AI). They’re also often misunderstood, particularly terms about indemnities. This program will cover both the most common liability terms and those contract drafters tend to understand least. The latter include new issues related to generative artificial intelligence.

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

Topics covered include:

  • Warranties
  • Limits of liability
  • Indemnities
  • Vendor liability for 3rd parties
  • Liquidated damages
  • Concerns about machine learning
  • And more

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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. 45 mins. (CA CLE 1.5 hrs.)

Recorded October 2023 and April 2024

Note: This course covers the same content as one of our longer program: course #3 of our Tech Contracts Master Class™, though the latter provides more detail. Also, much of Chapters 2 and 3, on indemnities, is also covered in our program, The Indeminar: Indemnities in IT Contracts.

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 CA CLE certificates (self-study). Jurisdictions elsewhere (and professions) differ on whether students may apply individually, and if so what’s required. See here for details about CLE.


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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