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Drafting and Negotiating Software Development Agreements

Online Class material is 100% online, accessible by all standard web browsers. Use your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone--your progress will by synced across all devices.
On-Demand The class is fully asynchronous. Do the work at your own pace, turn in your assignment when you're ready, and get instant feedback via model answers and video review sessions.
Interactive Learn with dynamic, interactive modules that keep you engaged in active learning using a variety of learning modes.
Experiential Includes practical assessments throughout the class, plus a capstone assignment where you apply your skills in the context of a real-world matter.

Class Content


This course is designed to introduce participants to software development agreements and some of their key provisions.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the purpose, key concepts, legal principles, and practical aspects of software development agreements from both the developer’s and client’s perspectives.
  • Distinguish the various intellectual-property-rights aspects of software development agreements.
  • Identify the major commercial risks each party faces during the development process, and how to mitigate those risks in the agreement.
  • Explain the legal exposure of each party under key provisions of the agreement.

Simulation Exercise

Participants will be presented with a form software development agreement and asked to revise the agreement in accordance with a client’s concerns. In performing the exercise, participants will need to take into consideration the overall context of the proposed transaction from the perspective of the client, an online retailer seeking to commission an app with the help of a developer. Participants will also need to consider the relative bargaining power of the parties, the underlying business issues, which risks are more likely to occur and which are rare but worth anticipating.

CLE Credit

2 CLE Credits is available for each course.


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Step 1: Learn

Learn at your own pace, absorbing lessons in short, easily digested segments led by experienced practitioners.

Step 2: Do

Apply what you've learned to solve real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.

Step 3: Review

Deepen your learning in virtual review sessions with an experienced practitioner. Review model answers and ask questions.

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