Make a Tech Contract training resolution for 2022 – with Tech Contracts Academy®

Happy New Year! As you plan to expand your tech contracting knowledge in 2022, consider enrolling in Tech Contracts Academy’s trainings – which include live Q&A with David Tollen: Tech Contracts Master Classes™: The next series of four on-line Tech Contracts Master Classes launches January 20th. If you’re on the fence about enrolling, don’t delay […]

Announcing our new Master Classes

We’re excited to announce our new Tech Contracts Master Classes™.   Tech Contracts Master Classes™ provide an in-depth yet unusually concise, accessible review of all the clauses typically found in information technology contracts. The Master Classes program is broken into four sessions taught by your instructor, David W. Tollen, with live Q&A in each. Our inaugural program […]

3rd Edition on Sale — The Tech Contracts Handbook!

I’m excited to announce the third edition of my book, THE TECH CONTRACTS HANDBOOK. You can buy a paperback or e-book from Amazon and other retailers or direct from ABA Publishing. It’s for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers and procurement staff. (It’s selling fast, but don’t worry if Amazon says “out of stock.” […]

New Clause Library!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve posted a complete new library of clauses here at ABA Publishing is about to release the 3rd edition of my book, The Tech Contracts Handbook, and the new clauses match those in the new edition. (The prior clause library matched the 2nd edition.) The new clauses included terms […]

18th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute – VIRTUAL

This year, the Rocky Mountain IP Institute is hosting a virtual conference, featuring David as a speaker for two sessions. On Thursday, July 16, David’s on-demand session Open Source Software 201: Myths and Realities of OSS Licenses will be released. During this session you will learn: Then, during the second week of the institute on […]

Cloud Services Are Neither Products nor Services

Contract drafters regularly confuse cloud services with traditional products and services. They approach software-as-a-service (aka SaaS) and other cloud services as if they were either software products or old-style services, like professional services. That leads to perplexing negotiations and contracts full of errors. Much of the trouble stems from the IT industry’s vocabulary. In the […]

The Tech Contracts Issue-Spotter

I use the table of contents from The Tech Contracts Handbook as an issue-spotter for software licenses, cloud computing agreements, and other IT contracts. I’m posting the table so others can do the same. Simply peruse the topics listed below and ask yourself whether your contract needs a clause addressing each one. Introductory Material: [deleted] xi […]