About this course

Our Tech Contracts Master Class™ series has four on-demand courses covering all the key terms in IT contracts. You can take all four courses bundled together, for a volume discount, or any combination of the four. For Master Class #1 (alone), click the Enroll button above.

Enroll for this live webinar and you can ask David Tollen questions (via chat) and learn the most up-to-date best practices on the cutting-edge issues impacting IT contracts, including the status of AI-related IP issues. You also get access to a webinar recording for 30 days after (even if you miss the live event).

This 1st course introduces IT contracts and the key issues they raise. Then it turns to the prime clause: the central promise from each party – from the customer, vendor, or distributor.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of IP in IT contracts
  • The key types of tech contracts
  • On-premise software licenses
  • Subscriptions for SaaS and other cloud services
  • Software ownership transfers
  • Payment, including revenue recognition
  • And more ...

You can review a sample from an earlier-recorded (on-demand) version of this course here.

Length: c. 2 hrs., 15 min. (CA CLE 2 hrs.)

September 17, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT

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, 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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