Contracts 101: Learn to Review and Negotiate Services Agreements (Including Intellectual Property Licensing)


Author: K. Anita Dodd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780578025704
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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The Original Step-by-Step Guide for reviewing and negotiating Services Agreements (including intellectual property licensing). This book contains everything you need including:(a) detailed explanations of the contractual protections contained in standard Services Agreements; (b) form Services Agreements (in print and on disc) including alternative provisions, so you can tailor the Services Agreement to fit your transaction and circumstances; (c) Issues Checklists (with embedded contract language) making it unlikely you will ever overlook an important protection; and (d) drafting exercises (with answer keys), so you can practice the skills learned, reassuring yourself you have all of the information and understanding needed to review and negotiate Services Agreements.

Contracts 101: Learn to Review and Negotiate Non-Disclosure Agreements


Author: K. Anita Dodd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615246215
Category: Law
Page: 116
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A Guide for business owners, attorneys, contract managers and contract administrators, including: (a) detailed explanations of the contractual protections contained in standard Non-Disclosure Agreements; (b) a form Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (in print and on disc) including alternative provisions, so you can tailor the NDA to fit your transaction and circumstances; (c) Issues Checklists (with embedded contract language) making it unlikely you will ever overlook an important protection; and (d) drafting exercises (with answer keys), so you can practice the skills learned, reassuring yourself you have all of the information and understanding needed to review and negotiate Non-Disclosure Agreements

A Guide to IT Contracting

Checklists, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Michael R. Overly,Matthew A. Karlyn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

The Manager's Guide to Understanding Commonly Used Contract Terms

Boilerplate Clauses
Author: Frank Adoranti
Publisher: Global Professional Publishi
ISBN: 9780852977583
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 170
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Understanding Commonly Used Terms: Boilerplate Clauses will familiarise you with the look and feel of particular contract clauses (often called boilerplate clauses) that are important in commercial contracts. In negotiations, some executives ignore them. However, they will usually govern the 'deal' clauses. They are vital. Identifying and understanding these clauses will place you well ahead of most other business executives in this area.

Service Level Agreements

A Legal and Practical Guide
Author: Jimmy Desai
Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
ISBN: 9781849280693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 122
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This pocket guide identifies some of the benefits and the pitfalls that an organisation can encounter when negotiating and drafting SLAs. It gives an overview of SLAs, highlighting typical scenarios that can arise, and provides information on typical solutions that have been adopted by other organisations. A wide range of industry sectors will outsource service provision (for example, banking, pharmaceuticals, and insurance companies). This can happen where an organisation outsources its IT payroll needs, its helpdesk and IT maintenance requirements, its payment processing, or its whole IT function. The key risk The key risk for an organisation that enters into an outsourcing transaction, are that the services that it receives from the supplier will be worse than the services they were receiving before, or that the cost savings that were anticipated or promised, are not achieved. The SLA To try and avoid this scenario, the outsourcing contract should include a Service Level Agreement (SLA). The SLA must be drafted to govern the standard of service that you require, including the cost of those services and the consequences of not achieving pre-agreed standards. The wider environment While Service Level Agreements are a key method, within ITIL, for setting out how two parties have agreed that a specific service (usually, but not necessarily, IT-related) will be delivered by one to the other, and the standards or levels to which it will be delivered, the basic concept is now far more widely applied than just in ITIL(r) and ITSM environments. This pocket guide provides information and guidance on SLAs to those in the wider environment, from a legal and practical view poin

Contract Law For Dummies


Author: Scott J. Burnham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118092732
Category: Law
Page: 384
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Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course. This hands-on guide give you plain-English explanations of terminology and language used in contracts, showing you how to read and analyze cases and statues with ease.

Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property


Author: Alexander I. Poltorak,Paul J. Lerner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471671789
Category: Law
Page: 240
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Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in licensing intellectual property. Order your copy today!

Negotiating Procurement Contracts

Learning The Knowledge to Negotiate
Author: John C. Tracy
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781461128250
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 293
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Learning the knowledge needed to become a better negotiator of Procurement and Purchasing contracts

Licensing Art & Design


Author: Caryn R. Leland
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781880559277
Category: Design
Page: 125
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Would you like to learn how to profit by licensing your images on apparel, graphics and stationery, household accessories, computer games, CD-ROMs, and countless other products? You hold the key right in your hands. This book teaches you how to succeed in the world of commercial licensing and shows you how you can transform your ideas and images into profitable ventures. Inside you will find a detailed explanation of copyright, trademark, and patent laws so you can protect your work; complete explanations of various licensing agreements; strategies for negotiating licensing agreements to help you maximize royalties; a negotiation checklist to help you evaluate the deals you are offered; and model Agreements covering short and long form licenses, agent representatives, multimedia deals, and confidentiality and nondisclosure issues.

A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors


Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634254007
Category: Law
Page: 848
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Updated and expanded, this sixth edition is an essential resource for lawyers who work with clients and conduct business transactions in this area. The guide includes new chapters on types of licenses, software development agreements, and software development kits and application program interfaces. New and updated model forms are available on an accompanying website that you can access allowing you to customize for your own practice needs.

The Librarian's Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services


Author: Tomas A. Lipinski
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 155570610X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 734
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Legal expert Lipinski offers a definitive sourcebook for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing. Readers will find clear guidance on deciphering the legalese in agreements, advice on negotiating or countering provisions with library-friendly alternatives, and detailed explanations of specific licenses as well as a discussion of issues regarding online and information contracting.

Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process


Author: Justin Sweet,Marc M. Schneier
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111578710
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1088
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The primary focus of this text is to provide a bridge for students between the academic world and the real world. This bridge is built through an understanding of what is law, how law is created, how law affects almost every activity of human conduct, and how legal institutions operate. Intended mainly for architectural and engineering students, but increasingly for those in business schools and law schools, this text features a clear, concise, and jargon-free presentation. It probes beneath the surface of legal rules and uncovers why these rules developed as they did, outlines arguments for and against these rules, and examines how they work in practice. Updated with the most recent developments in the legal aspects of architectural, engineering, and the construction processes, this text is also a valuable reference for practitioners and has been cited in over twenty-five court decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Tech Contracts Handbook


Author: David W. Tollen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781634251785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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This is a distinctly user-friendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. Written in a plain-English, jargon-free style, it is intended for lawyers and contract managers, as well as anyone with responsibility for getting IT deals done. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language.

Intellectual Property Strategy


Author: John Palfrey
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026229799X
Category: Law
Page: 192
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Most managers leave intellectual property issues to the legal department, unaware that an organization's intellectual property can help accomplish a range of management goals, from accessing new markets to improving existing products to generating new revenue streams. In this book, intellectual property expert and Harvard Law School professor John Palfrey offers a short briefing on intellectual property strategy for corporate managers and nonprofit administrators. Palfrey argues for strategies that go beyond the traditional highly restrictive "sword and shield" approach, suggesting that flexibility and creativity are essential to a profitable long-term intellectual property strategy -- especially in an era of changing attitudes about media. Intellectual property, writes Palfrey, should be considered a key strategic asset class. Almost every organization has an intellectual property portfolio of some value and therefore the need for an intellectual property strategy. A brand, for example, is an important form of intellectual property, as is any information managed and produced by an organization. Palfrey identifies the essential areas of intellectual property -- patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret -- and describes strategic approaches to each in a variety of organizational contexts, based on four basic steps. The most innovative organizations employ multiple intellectual property approaches, depending on the situation, asking hard, context-specific questions. By doing so, they achieve both short- and long-term benefits while positioning themselves for success in the global information economy.

Legal Guide to AIA Documents


Author: Werner Sabo
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735574545
Category: Architecture
Page: 901
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Legal Guide to AIA Documents, Fifth Edition is a current, comprehensive, and practical resource to help you master and use the construction industry contract terms set forth by the various agreements between owners, contractors and architects. This new Fifth Edition delivers complete coverage of the following key AIA Documents: AIA Document A101: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor-- Stipulated AIA Document A201: General Conditions of the Contract for Construction AIA Document B101: Owner Architect Agreement for Basic Services--Large Projects AIA Document B103: Owner Architect Agreement for Basic Services--X Large Projects AIA Document B104: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect--Project of Limited Scope (Medium Projects) Designed to help you draft agreements that best protect your clients' interests in every situation, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, Fifth Edition provides: Accurate and practical clause-by-clause analysis--enabling you to gain greater understanding of every AIA document provision Invaluable alternate language--allowing you to customize agreements to meet the requirements of specific circumstances Guidance you need to negotiate language, clauses and terms in contracts between architects and owners, and owners and contractors. Legal Guide to AIA Documents, Fifth Edition also includes in-depth cross- references to every other important document throughout. The author highlights all the changes from the 1997 forms to the 2007 forms and identifies where issues are most likely to arise as a result of these recent changes.

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Software Licenses and Technology Services Agreements for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429824
Category: Law
Page: 223
View: 5977

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The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"

Nondisclosure Agreements

Protect Your Trade Secrets and More
Author: Richard Stim,Stephen Fishman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780873376464
Category: Covenants (Law)
Page: 275
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The plain-English legal information & forms you need to safeguard your business interests.

Intellectual Property and Development

Lessons from Recent Economic Research
Author: Keith E. Maskus,Carsten Fink
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821383483
Category: Law
Page: 360
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International policies toward protecting intellectual property rights have seen profound changes over the past two decades. Rules on how to protect patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property have become a standard component of international trade agreements. Most significantly, during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations (1986-94), members of what is today the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which sets out minimum standards of protection that most of the world's economies have to respect. How will developing countries fare in this new international environment? Intellectual Property and Development brings together empirical research that assesses the effects of changing intellectual property regimes on various measures of economic and social performance - ranging from international trade, foreign investment and competition, to innovation and access to new technologies. The studies presented point to an important development dimension to the protection of intellectual property. But a one-size fits all approach to intellectual property is unlikely to work. There is need to adjust intellectual property norms to domestic needs, taking into account developing countries' capacity to innovate, technological needs, and institutional capabilities. In addition, governments need to consider a range of complementary policies to maximize the benefits and reduce the costs of reformed intellectual property regulations. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international law, particularly in the area of intellectual property rights, international trade, and public policy.

Successful Technology Licensing


Author: N.A
Publisher: WIPO
ISBN: 9789280512076
Category: Law
Page: 52
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This practical guide for business persons, researchers and lawyers gives the basics of how to prepare for and conduct a technology license negotiation. It includes an explanation of how to succeed in licensing, a step-by-step approach for preparing for licensing, as well as a description of the "four clusters" of key terms in a licensing agreement and a form term sheet to be used as a tool for preparation. This guide can be used to train trainers in connection with WIPO's Successful Technology Licensing training toolkit.