SPRING 2012


Welcome to the USF School of Law Technology Contract Drafting Website. Here you will find all of the course materials that you need to download for the course.



Final Exam: 
- Available on this website: April 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

- Email your completed Word document "Technology Contracts Final Spring - 2012.doc" to me at billreilly@gmail.com by May 12, 2012 no later than 12:00 pm. The document contains the exam instructions. 

Good luck on the exam. Don't forget to use the "Technology Contracts Review Material 2012.doc" below to help you redline the final exam agreement. 


Below is the compilation of  material for the 2012 course. 

Contact Information:
Prof. William Reilly
Mobile: 415-215-3642
Email: billreilly@gmail.com 

Text Books:

·         Drafting Contracts

Description: Drafting Contracts

  • Author: Stark
·         Contracts

Description: Contracts

  • Author: Zarfes


 




COURSE MATERIALS

Class 1: Introduction to Course and Tech Contracts 


Introduction to the course: 
The goal of this course: 

To give you "Day 1" practical skills and strategies to 
  • understand the substantive contract law as practiced in the "Valley", 
  • learn necessary technical skills to "redline" 
  • learn the techniques used to negotiate a variety of technology contracts from top to bottom. 



Choice of Law: CA v. DE v. NY http://patentmath.com/ip-licenses-choice-of-law-dont-fly-blind/ 

In class Exercise

In-class Redlining Exercise

Class One 2012.ppt Class One 2012.ppt
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Word Perfect Example


Class 1 - Old School Redlining.pdf Class 1 - Old School Redlining.pdf
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Advertising TOS - Agency IP + PO.doc Advertising TOS - Agency IP + PO.doc
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Class 2  Introductory Provisions, Legalese and Acceptance

Reading:

Contracts: 1 to 4, and 15 to 28


Effective Date 0 East Central OK.doc Effective Date 0 East Central OK.doc
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Optional Reading (for your information) 

Rogers comma Mistake Story.doc Rogers comma Mistake Story.doc
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Homework Materials: Please read and work through the following material below prior to Class 2. We will be discussing this during the class. 

Mutual_NDA_transperfect - 2012 v.2.doc Mutual_NDA_transperfect - 2012 v.2.doc
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In-class Materials (Don't worry about doing these at home - we'll do these in class):

Example of Word Perfect.doc Example of Word Perfect.doc
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Class 2 - Inclass Discussion II.doc Class 2 - Inclass Discussion II.doc
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Class 3: Preamble, Recitals, Words of Agreement and Signature Blocks

Homework Reading Assignment 

Stark: pp 49 - 66 and pp 187 - 196 

780_and_diprima_(signatures).doc 780_and_diprima_(signatures).doc
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Optional Reading (for your information)  

Tips for reviewing NDAS 2011.doc Tips for reviewing NDAS 2011.doc
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Homework Practical Assignment:

Stark: Exercise 17-1 on p 197 



In-class Materials (Don't worry about doing these at home - we'll do these in class):




Class 4 - Feb 6 

Terms of Service, Master Agreement Structure, Term / Termination provisions, and Breach of Contract


 Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class

1. Zarfes pp. 91 - 127 Master Services Agreements

2. Stark  pp. 103 - 104 Term

2. Clickthrough Contracts       

 3. Ticketmaster

4. Anti-scraping

5. Browsewrap

TERM AND TERMINATION 2-12.doc TERM AND TERMINATION 2-12.doc
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Exercises To Turn in Before Class  

None this week

Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class) 


Term Calculation.xlsb Term Calculation.xlsb
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Mutual_NDA_transperfect - 2011.doc Mutual_NDA_transperfect - 2011.doc
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MSFT NDASample.pdf MSFT NDASample.pdf
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Type : pdf






Class 5 February 13  -Licensing Intellectual Property and  Drafting Clarity


Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class 

Software Copyrights (CBC case).doc Software Copyrights (CBC case).doc
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Intellectual property summary v.2.doc Intellectual property summary v.2.doc
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Exercises To Turn in Before Class  

 

 Stark: Exercises 20-1 through 20-6 on pp 232 - 234 - You don't have to turn these in before class. I will call on individual students to walk through their answers.

Exercise 20-6.pdf Exercise 20-6.pdf
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Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)  

Optional  Reading (you do not have to read these. However, these are interesting cases in this space, and are also a good resource for you after the course): 

WhatConstitutesAMaterialBreachOfContract.pdf WhatConstitutesAMaterialBreachOfContract.pdf
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Making Sense of Shall.pdf Making Sense of Shall.pdf
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 Reading Material


Apple and Gawker (Trade Secret)[from last week]

Apple and Gawker (iPhone) [from last week]

Now that we're getting into negotiations in class, we're finally going to have time to discuss negotiations.

Assignment and Mergers 

Mutual NDA Prject - Class 5 2011.doc Mutual NDA Prject - Class 5 2011.doc
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Class 6 February 20 - Software Licenses and Intellectual Property (continued), Reps and Warranties, Limitation of Liability and the Work for Hire Doctrine

Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class  

Representations and Warranties (article)

Zarfes: pp. 134 - 146

Stark: pp. 113 -121 

Representations and Warranties.doc Representations and Warranties.doc
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Exercises To Turn in Before Class 

 Stark: pp. 120 -121 Exercise 9-1  PART 1 and PART 2

Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)  

Optional  Reading (you do not have to read these. However, these are interesting cases in this space, and are also a good resource for you after the course):  

New Rules on Drafting 1.pdf New Rules on Drafting 1.pdf
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New Rules on Drafting 2.pdf New Rules on Drafting 2.pdf
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Class 7 February 27 - Reps and Warranties (continued), Limitation of Liability and Payments / Fees

Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class  

 Zarfes: Chapter 3, 8(b) pp 158 - 171 "Limitation of Liability"

Limitation of Liability (contrarian) Article

Limtation of Liability Language '12.doc Limtation of Liability Language '12.doc
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Exercises To Turn in Before Class

Handout from last week's class: Chart the Definitions Section. You don't have to email it. Please hand it in at the beginning of class.

Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)   

IP Checklist and Worksheet.doc IP Checklist and Worksheet.doc
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Optional  Reading (you do not have to read these. However, these are interesting cases in this space, and are also a good resource for you after the course):   




Class 8 - Midterm and Discussion


Please read the instructions in the attached mid-term and return to me prior to class on March 12. 

SERVICE AGREEMENT - Midterm.doc SERVICE AGREEMENT - Midterm.doc
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 Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)

Limitation of Liability Samples.doc Limitation of Liability Samples.doc
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Class 9 - March 19th -  Indemnification and Special Guest Mike Ghaffary, Director of Business Development, Yelp

Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class  

 

Indemnification Chapter.doc Indemnification Chapter.doc
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40 Indemnification Clause Questions.pdf 40 Indemnification Clause Questions.pdf
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Exercises To Turn in Before Class 

Indemnification Exercises - class 10.doc Indemnification Exercises - class 10.doc
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 Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class) 

Payment and Fees.doc Payment and Fees.doc
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Optional  Reading (you do not have to read these. However, these are interesting cases in this space, and are also a good resource for you after the course): 

Software Licenses and LoL 

50 Tips for Writing a Contract (identify 5 of these that are the most important "takeaways" for you)



Class 10 - March 26 - Boilerplate and Drafting

 

Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class   

Stark: Will and Shall pp. 147 to 152 

Stark: General Provisions pp 167 - 180

Boilerplate Terms 2012.doc Boilerplate Terms 2012.doc
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Best-Efforts-Practical-Lawyer.pdf Best-Efforts-Practical-Lawyer.pdf
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Best Efforts in Contracts and the Law.doc Best Efforts in Contracts and the Law.doc
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Homework Exercises (I'll call on students during class. You do not have to email or turn it in prior to class)  -

Stark: beginning on page 290: Exercise 23-2

 Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)  

 



Class 11 April 2 - Cloud Computing and SLA's

Homework Exercises (I'll call on students during class. You do not have to email or turn it in prior to class)  - 

None to hand in this week - just the reading material

 

Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)   

Exhibits (including SLAs).doc Exhibits (including SLAs).doc
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Class 12 April 9 - Review Cloud Agreements and Amendments 

 Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class    

 

 

Homework Exercises (Please turn this assignment in before class.)

Class Time Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)    




Class 13 April 16  - More Boilerplate,  Amendments and Procurement Negotiating Strategies

 Reading Materials to Read Prior to Class     

 Stark: pp. 361 - 369

Amendments Summary.doc Amendments Summary.doc
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Homework Exercises (Please turn this assignment in before class.) 

iAnywhere Software Development Agreement.pdf iAnywhere Software Development Agreement.pdf
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Amendment Template.doc Amendment Template.doc
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Other Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)    

 

 



Class 14  April 23 - Amendments and Professional Services Agreements


Homework Exercise (Please turn this assignment in before class.)  

Below is the software development agreement that you will negotiate with your counterpart. The teams and instructions are contained in the below document. Please don't hesitate to contact me at billreilly@gmail.com. 

Alpha Beta Software Agreement.doc Alpha Beta Software Agreement.doc
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Alpha Beta Agreement Scoring.doc Alpha Beta Agreement Scoring.doc
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Other Material (be ready to call these documents up during class)     

Below is the final Technology Contracts material in book format. I find it best to print it out and put it in a 3-hole binder for reference. You can start to use the material with the two assignments for this week. This body of tech contract tips and information should be helpful to you in your careers. 

  



MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS



Exhibits and Amendments.doc Exhibits and Amendments.doc
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How to be a better negotiator.doc How to be a better negotiator.doc
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1. Limitation of Liability Article

2. Limitation of Liability Article


 

SERVICE AGREEMENT - Midterm KEY.doc SERVICE AGREEMENT - Midterm KEY.doc
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Type : doc
 
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