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Tech Contracts Academy®’s webinars cover diverse topics related to managing software licenses and cloud contracts. We designed the sessions for both lawyers and business people, including contract managers, procurement officers, executives, and other IT professionals responsible for software licenses and cloud contracts. 

Each session is taught by David W. Tollen, one of the industry’s leading authorities, and each includes a live Q&A session

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Title Date Topics
Key Liability Terms in IT Contracts October 20, 2021

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  • Warranties
  • Limits of liability
  • Indemnities
  • Vendor liability for 3rd parties
  • Liquidated damages
IP Terms in Tech Contracts: Licenses, Warranties, Open Source, and More November 9, 2021

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  • Typical software copyright license
  • The role of patents
  • Licensing (or the lack thereof) in SaaS/cloud
  • IP indemnities
  • IP warranties and other remedies
  • Feedback rights
  • Open source software
Recent Legal Developments in IT Contracts December 7, 2021

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Specific topics TBA. We will dive into current events     impacting technology contracting.
On-Premise Software Licensing vs. Cloud Computing Contracts January 2022

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  • License vs. subscription
  • SLA vs. maintenance terms
  • Perpetual licenses vs. term subscriptions
  • Software distribution vs. SaaS resale
  • Rights in deliverables
  • Data management vs. data access
  • IP indemnity issues
  • Escrow
  • Contract amendment
SaaS Contracts: Key Terms for Vendors and Customers February 2022

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  • SaaS Fundamentals
  • Subscription (not license)
  • SLAs
  • Amendment of ToS, SLA, AUP, and Privacy Policy
  • SaaS escrows
  • Data breach indemnities
Previous Sessions Date Topics
Top Six Mistakes in Cloud Computing Contracts October 20, 2020
  • Misunderstanding fundamental cloud computing concepts
  • Confusing cloud/SaaS subscriptions with software licenses or professional services
  • Focusing on data ownership instead of data control
  • Losing a good deal over data breach indemnities
  • Doing SaaS escrows wrong
  • Accepting SLAs with eyes closed
The Indeminar December 3, 2020
  • The “Cause Problem”: little-known, thorny issues in indemnities involving losses the indemnitor caused (e.g., data indemnities)
  • Typical and troubling exceptions to IP indemnities
  • Advantages and pitfalls of indemnities “arising out of,” “related to, and “alleging” losses
  • The difference between indemnities covering the indemnified party’s losses and those covering 3rd party claims
IP Terms in Tech Contracts: Licenses, Warranties, Open Source, and More February 18, 2021
  • Typical software copyright license
  • The role of patents
  • Licensing (or the lack thereof) in SaaS/cloud
  • IP indemnities
  • IP warranties and other remedies
  • Feedback rights
  • Open source software
Key Liability Terms in IT Contracts March 31, 2021
  • Warranties
  • Limits of liability
  • Indemnities
  • Vendor liability for 3rd parties
  • Liquidated damages
Payment Terms in IT Contracts: Get Paid, Don’t Overpay, and Avoid Common Mistakes May 6, 2021
  • Milestones, acceptance, and rejection
  • Start dates of maintenance and other payment requirements
  • Separating payments into multiple streams
  • Payment disputes
  • Distributors’ fees
IT Professional Services Contracts: Typical Terms and Mistakes in Contracts for Implementation, Customization, Cloud Migration, Programming, and More June 8, 2021
  • Distinguishing professional and cloud services
  • Drafting SoW service descriptions
  • Delivery, Acceptance, and Milestones
  • Maintenance during implementation
  • Data and confidentiality terms
  • Professional services indemnities
  • Nonsolicits and noncompetes
Top Six Mistakes in Cloud Computing Contracts July 8, 2021
  • Misunderstanding fundamental cloud computing concepts
  • Confusing cloud/SaaS subscriptions with software licenses or professional services
  • Focusing on data ownership instead of data control
  • Losing a good deal over data breach indemnities
  • Doing SaaS escrows wrong
  • Accepting SLAs with eyes closed
The Indeminar September 14, 2021
  • The “Cause Problem”: little-known, thorny issues in indemnities involving losses the indemnitor caused (e.g., data indemnities)
  • Typical and troubling exceptions to IP indemnities;
  • Advantages and pitfalls of indemnities “arising out of,” “related to, and “alleging” losses
  • The difference between indemnities covering the indemnified party’s losses and those covering 3rd party claims