Software Development Agreements: Negotiating and Drafting Key Provisions
Structuring Contracts to Allocate Risk, Avoid Legal Pitfalls, and Minimize Liability
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide business counsel with a roadmap for drafting and negotiating key provisions in software development agreements. The panel will discuss clauses that should be included in the agreements and strategies to avoid common contractual pitfalls.
Key terms in software development agreements
- Scope of the agreement and deliverables
- Specification and requirements documents
- Intellectual property
- Security issues
- Defects and modifications
- Limitations on liability
- Representations and warranties
- Ownership and rights to improvements
- Strategies for streamlined negotiations and resolving contract disputes
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What contract terms are most frequently included in software development agreements?
- How can counsel for businesses and vendors entering software development contracts best mitigate risk when drafting and negotiating the agreements?
- What are the most commonly disputed issues during contract negotiations and what are some effective strategies for resolving them?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Daniel C. Glazer
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Mr. Glazer has a transactional and general counseling practice, focusing on domestic and cross-border IP, technology... | Read More
Mr. Glazer has a transactional and general counseling practice, focusing on domestic and cross-border IP, technology and commercial matters. He has particular expertise handling IP/IT-focused commercial agreements, such as licensing, outsourcing, development, transfer and services arrangements, and the IP/IT aspects of M&A, joint ventures, and other complex corporate transactions. His practice also includes trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio development.Close
Michael R. Overly
Foley & Lardner
Mr. Overly focuses his practice on drafting and negotiating technology related agreements, software licenses, hardware... | Read More
Mr. Overly focuses his practice on drafting and negotiating technology related agreements, software licenses, hardware acquisition, development, disaster recovery, outsourcing agreements, information security agreements, e-commerce agreements, and technology use policies. He counsels clients in the areas of technology acquisition, information security, electronic commerce, and on-line law. He is the co-author of A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques (CRC Press, 2012).Close