By Michael R. Overly

Even major corporations with refined IT infrastructures and groups of attorneys can locate themselves unprepared to house the diversity of concerns which may come up in IT contracting. Written via professional lawyers, A consultant to IT Contracting: Checklists, instruments, and Techniques distills the main serious company and criminal classes discovered in the course of the authors’ many years of expertise drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements.

In a unmarried quantity, readers can speedy entry details on nearly all kinds of expertise contract. dependent to target a selected form of IT contract, every one bankruptcy contains a record of crucial phrases, a short precis of what the contract is meant to do, and an entire evaluation of the criminal and enterprise matters which are addressed in that individual contract. offering non-legal execs with the instruments to handle IT contracting concerns, the publication:

  • Contains checklists to aid readers manage key ideas for prepared reference
  • Supplies references to priceless on-line assets and aids for agreement drafting
  • Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and whole word list that defines key felony, company, and technical terms

Costly errors should be kept away from, threat should be prevented, and higher contracts could be drafted in case you have entry to the suitable details. choked with reader-friendly checklists, this available reference will set you down that direction. caution you of the most typical pitfalls, it palms you with little-known tips and most sensible practices that will help you negotiate the main phrases of your IT agreements with self belief and make sure you return out on best on your subsequent agreement negotiation.

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Fees and Costs. What is your company going to pay for the application—including with respect to the initial license, support, implementation fees, professional services fees, maintenance, etc. Software License Agreements • 11 • Implementation Time. How long will it take to implement the software? The longer the implementation period, the greater the likelihood for cost overruns, delays, and other problems. Where implementation is an issue, the parties will want to develop a specific work plan and schedule prior to execution of the software license agreement and, at a minimum, determine the commencement date of the implementation, the required completion date, and all of the dates associated with the key deliverables of the implementation.

By asking this question, your company is determining whether the application supports a critical business function or a minor business function. Your company should ask itself—what are the implications to the business if the application doesn’t work? • Fees and Costs. What is your company going to pay for the application—including with respect to the initial license, support, implementation fees, professional services fees, maintenance, etc. Software License Agreements • 11 • Implementation Time.

Trademark and copyright notices) from the confidential information of the disclosing party. , by granting a limited license to use the intellectual property solely in connection with exploring the proposed business relationship). , copyrighted material and patented methods may not be confidential). An NDA drafted to protect only “confidential information” may not adequately protect your intellectual property. ” For example, consider the following language: 34 • A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed as granting the receiving party any right, title, or interest, express or implied, in or to the disclosing party’s patent, copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property rights.

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