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How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Technology Law Letter #10)

In this Newsletter How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts Cyberspace Primer Recently Released Fifth Anniversary Special: My Book, Protect Your Business with Non-Disclosure Agreements How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term… Continue Reading

Using Contracts to Deal with Unknowns: Part 2 –“Unknown Unknowns” (Technology Law Letter #9)

In the previous issue of this newsletter, I discussed how to use contracts to protect against “known unknowns,” those events and circumstances for which you know the general category of uncertainty, but not the outcome. This article covers “unknown unknowns,” those events and circumstances that you cannot foresee. Here are several approaches to deal with… Continue Reading

Using Contracts to Deal with Unknowns: Part 1 –“Known Unknowns” (Technology Law Letter #8)

In this Newsletter Using Contracts to Deal with Unknowns: Part 1 – “Known Unknowns” From My Blog Ask Harry Boadwee Using Contracts to Deal with Unknowns: Part 1 –“Known Unknowns” Business people deal with unknown facts and circumstances in contracts all the time. Contracts allocate the responsibility for unknowns to one party or the other. … Continue Reading

The Three Critical Negotiations in Any Contract (Technology Law Letter #7)

In this Newsletter The Three Critical Negotiations in Any Contract Postings from My Blog The Three Critical Negotiations in Any Contract Any contract requires not one, but three, critical negotiations. The first is the negotiation between the two parties to the contract.  Without the “main deal,” there can be no agreement. The second and third… Continue Reading

The Most Useful Contract Provision? (Technology Law Letter #6)

In this Newsletter The Most Useful Contract Provision? Launch of Technology Contracts Glossary The Most Useful Contract Provision? In my view, the most useful contract provision is the “term” of the contract, in other words, the time period that the contract is legally in force before it expires. Why? Because a very short-term contract (such… Continue Reading

Should You Sign Your Term Sheets? The Power of Commitment and Consistency (Technology Law Letter #5)

In this Newsletter Should You Sign Your Term Sheets?  The Power of Commitment and Consistency Should You Sign Your Term Sheets?  The Power of Commitment and Consistency I recommend using term sheets for most deals other than the simplest ones.  Clients often ask me, “Should we sign the term sheet?” Previously, I told them it… Continue Reading

Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Myths and Realities of Bankruptcy (Technology Law Letter #4)

In this Newsletter Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 4  – Myths and Realities of Bankruptcy Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 4  – Myths and Realities of Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a clear and present danger to many business contracts, especially in our difficult economy.  Of course, companies can go bankrupt at any time and… Continue Reading

Contract Provisions for Troubled Times – How Third Parties Can Assure Performance (Technology Law Letter #3)

In this Newsletter Contract Protections for Troubled Times: Part 3 – How Third Parties Can Assure Performance Harry Boadwee Appointed to Bar Committee on Cyberspace Law Ask Harry Boadwee Contract Protections for Troubled Times: Part 3 – How Third Parties Can Assure Performance For practical and legal reasons, you may want a third party to… Continue Reading

Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Making Sure the Other Party Performs (Technology Law Letter #2)

In this Newsletter Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 2 – Making Sure the Other Party Performs From My Blog Ask Harry Boadwee Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 2 – Making Sure the Other Party Performs In addition to getting paid, in troubled times, you also want to monitor and manage the other activities of… Continue Reading

Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 1 – Getting Paid (Technology Law Letter#1)

In this Newsletter Welcome to my Technology Law Letter Contract Provisions for Troubled Times: Part 1 – Getting Paid Re-launch of My Blog Ask Harry Boadwee Welcome to my Technology Law Letter My newsletter will be a reflection of my law practice, which focuses on technology transactions and intellectual property licenses. In other words, contracts… Continue Reading