Author

DTollen.live-shotAttorney David W. Tollen represents buyers and sellers in cloud computing and software licensing agreements and in and other technology transactions. He also provides advice and assistance related to e-commerce, social media, industrial design, and intellectual property. Finally, he provides in-house and public trainings on drafting and negotiating technology contracts, for lawyers and for contract managers, salespeople, financial executives, and other businesspeople. He’s the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., a technology and intellectual property law firm based in San Francisco.

David graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and has degrees from Cambridge University in England and U.C. Berkeley. He has served as general counsel of a publicly traded software company, as vice president of business development for a technology start-up, and as a lawyer in the Silicon Valley offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

On the side, David writes fiction that teaches history and science. He’s the author of the multiple-award-winner The Jericho River, A Novel About the History of Western Civilization (Winifred Press 2012, 2014) and also of Secrets of Hominea, to be published in 2016. (For more on these novels, please visit David’s fiction website.)