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Drafting and Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Best Practices for University Tech Transfer Offices

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Originally presented: December 10, 2019

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“Software as a Service” (SaaS) agreements are often confused with software licenses, but the two couldn’t be more different. So, if you are like most TTOs and are using a boilerplate license agreement for your SaaS innovations, STOP IMMEDIATELY!

The misconception lies in the term “software.” For instance, a license agreement grants the licensee the right to use and house the software in-house, whereas the SaaS agreement is granting the user access to the software. This distinction raises a host of other issues that need to be addressed in the agreement in order to protect data, comply with regulatory issues, and ultimately protect your IP.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has scheduled this critically important webinar:

Drafting and Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Best Practices for University Tech Transfer Offices

Join Silicon Valley attorney and tech licensing expert Kristie D. Prinz of Prinz Law Office when she delves deep into the fundamentals and best practices for drafting and negotiating SaaS agreements. Here is a sneak peek at the program agenda:

  • Clarifying the primary distinctions between on-site and provider-hosted software and why it matters from a legal standpoint
  • Data concerns:
    • Ownership of data
    • Access to data
    • Data security
    • Regulatory issues
  • Drafting service level agreements
  • Drafting limitations, warranty and indemnification clauses
  • Other significant provisions
  • Review of recent legal and business trends impacting SaaS agreements

Meet Your Presenter:

Kristie D. PrinzKristie D. Prinz, Esq.

Kristie Prinz is a California-licensed software, digital health, technology transactions, and IP attorney in Silicon Valley.  For more than 21 years, her practice has focused on providing technical and IP-focused business transactions advice to early stage start-ups and mid-market companies in the software, SaaS, technology, and digital health industries.  She regularly advises both U.S. based and international companies. Kristie is the author of the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog and a frequent speaker on software, SaaS, technology and IP transactions issues. She graduated from Vanderbilt Law School and is also licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia.

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