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Insight Center: Webinars

Negotiating Software and Technology Contracts

Speakers: Joseph C. Guagliardo, Michael Ecker, Stephen M. Foxman, Jill Olin and Anya N. Ryjkova

12:00-4:15 PM (ET) | 9:00-1:15 PM (PT)
Negotiating Software and Technology Contracts

Presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Live in Philadelphia. Webcast and Simulcast Also Available.

Software and technological concerns present a variety of legal issues for businesses in many diverse industries, and technology’s impact on business law will only increase over time.

Each year, businesses become more reliant on cloud services and software they developed or licensed, risks of data breaches become more apparent, and more jurisdictions introduce laws and regulations in this area.

Join us and learn techniques for representing your clients in contract negotiations involving these issues in a compliant manner that protects their interests.

  • Negotiating and drafting contracts for developing and licensing software
  • Buying software as a service (SAAS)
  • Cloud computing services, artificial intelligence services and other technologies
  • Use of open source software and associated obligations
  • When to start paying for software maintenance and support, data security and breaches
  • Software escrow accounts especially for SAAS
  • IP indemnity clauses and exceptions
  • Software/technology technical specifications
  • IP creation and ownership and overly broad licenses to underlying intellectual property.


  • Joseph C. Guagliardo, Esq., Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Michael D. Ecker, Esq., Eckert Seamans
  • Stephen M. Foxman, Esq., Eckert Seamans
  • Jill Olin, Esq., Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Anya N. Ryjkova, Esq.

CLE credit available.


The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor
Suite 1010
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Regular: $249
New Attorney: $125

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