Draft and negotiate technology agreements better and faster.

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The Tech Contracts Handbook:
Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople

by David W. Tollen

from the American Bar Association –
The #1 Bestseller for the ABA’s IP Section

ANNOUNCEMENT: The second edition of The Tech Contracts Handbook is on sale at retailers like Amazon and the ABA online bookstore.


“An exceptionally helpful and concise book that should be on the desk of every lawyer who drafts licenses and contracts or wants to learn how to do so..” — Ian Ballon, author of E-Commerce and Internet Law and other works, Executive Director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce

“For technology licensing practitioners and students alike, Tollen’s Tech Contracts Handbook offers a comprehensive mix of plain-language guidance and tech licensing best practices. Balancing instructional writing with academic-quality insights is a challenge. Tollen performs this balance with an expert hand, born of his experience drafting and negotiating tech agreements in Silicon Valley’s virtual trenches. This book belongs on every thoughtful licensing attorney’s bookshelf.” — Tom Jevens, Corporate Counsel, Google Inc.; Lecturer, Santa Clara University School of Law

“Once again David Tollen has done the impossible. David taken one of best treatises on IP contracting and made it even better. David’s conversational tone and common sense practical advice allows even a novice to quickly grasp the fundamental principals of IP licensing. The second edition of The Tech Contracts Handbook is a must have for every library.” — H. Ward Classen, Legal Counsel, Accenture, LLP; author of Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors

“As an adjunct law professor of a practical skills Technology Contract Drafting course, it has always been a challenge to find a text book that covers material that real world contract attorneys address on a daily basis and that approaches technology contract drafting from a practical, not an academic, point of view. David’s book clearly achieves both of these objectives. Also, it is the rare law school text book that will be useful to students down the road as a “go to” resource in their practice. It is thorough, yet practical–a difficult balance to achieve.” — William Reilly, Adjunct Professor (Technology Contracting), University of San Francisco School of Law (regarding the first edition)