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SaaS, PaaS and the Cloud? Part 3: Think Before You Float

You’ve heard over and over about the benefits of moving to the cloud, and you’re ready (or not quite ready but being pressured) to move technology to the cloud (or other hosted services model). Now what? There are so many…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

2014 Resolutions Series: Don’t Just Throw in the Towel

A business relationship is just that: a relationship. It has phases like any other relationship, and takes effort and mutual interest from both parties to keep it functional. While ideally every business relationship will run…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

2014 Resolutions Series: Direct or Consequential? It Matters. Biotronik AG Reminds Us to Take Limitation of Liability Clauses Seriously

Recently a New York Court of Appeals decision shook attorneys out of complacency by relying on a very important “boilerplate” provision to allow a plaintiff to seek $100 million in lost profits in a breach of contract case…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

2014 Resolutions Series: Trapped in an unhealthy IT vendor relationship? How to make the best of a difficult situation

My client, “Hal”, head of IT procurement for a large regional hospital system called me yesterday morning and declared “I hate vendors!” One of the hospital’s key vendors had just delivered a set of unexpected and “urgent”…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

It’s The End of the World as We Know It: Life after Non-Competes in Massachusetts (Why You Should Feel Fine)

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a new economic plan and filed legislation which included a plan to eliminate non-competition agreements. The plan was quickly applauded and criticized by those in the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Saas, PaaS and the Cloud? Part 1: Hosted Services Basics for the Sourcing Professional

In today’s world, it seems that virtually every business is using or offering some degree of online services. If you’re involved in making technology purchasing decisions for your business, you likely receive numerous requests…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Saas, PaaS and the Cloud? Part 2: Top 5 Considerations for Purchasing Hosted Services

You’ve read part 1 of our series, and you’re now armed with the knowledge about hosted services and cloud computing that you’ve been too embarrassed to ask. To help you bring it home – virtually – we offer our top 5…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Demystifying the SOC Reports: What are they, what do they cover, and which one(s) do you need?

If you are an IT sourcing professional or an attorney negotiating IT agreements, you have probably encountered the terms AT 101, SSAE No. 16, SOC, SOC1SM, SOC2SM and SOC3SM. These are terms that are well understood by security…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Stay Off My Turf! How to Protect Field of Use in a Biotechnology License Agreement

To protect a licensor’s rights, a key element of a biotech license is the licensor’s right to restrict the scope of the license by limiting the field of use, often to a particular disease area. But the license agreement only…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

The CIO and the Battle of the IT Contract Forms: How to Ensure Consistent IT Contracting Terms Within Your Organization

Does this set of circumstances sound familiar to you? You manage a large IT infrastructure for your company or organization. You are often buying software and technology products and services from diverse vendors. These…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

8 Technology Contracting Resolutions for 2014

Along with blustery cold weather (for those of us in New England, at least), the beginning of 2014 brings with it the opportunity to reflect on the past year and to form resolutions to capitalize on the good trends, correct the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Notes to the IT Sourcing Professional: How to Survive the 12/31 Contract Crush

Thanksgiving is imminent and you are already contemplating your plans for New Year’s Eve. And yet you know, as in every year before, there will be a crush of contracts for IT purchases that will need to be reviewed by legal and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology
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