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Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements

Author(s): Mark G. Malven
Practice Area: Contract drafting and negotiation, Corporate contracts, Corporate law, Legal writing, drafting, and negotiation, License agreements (Corporate contracts), Professional development, Software, Software licenses, Technology
Published: Feb 2015
Supplement Date: May 2021 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402423703
PLI Item #: 61199

Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements is an indispensable guide that empowers practitioners to draft, review, and negotiate technology transaction agreements. The book discusses several discrete types of agreements, including:

  • Software license agreements
  • Software development and other IT agreements
  • Reseller agreements
  • Cloud computing agreements
  • Domain name transactions
  • Technology licensing and IP-centric joint ventures
  • Technology escrow agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Employee agreements

The remaining chapters cover areas of knowledge that should inform your drafting or review of technology transaction documents generally, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, state transactions laws, open source software, and numerous privacy considerations.

Technology Transactions also comes with a USB flash drive containing editable versions of the sample agreements that appear throughout the book.

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Mark G. Malven is the leader of Dykema’s Technology and Outsourcing Transactions practice and co-leader of the Mobility and Advanced Transportation Team.

Mr. Malven has over twenty five years of experience representing both customers and technology vendors and has handled over two thousand technology transactions - involving outsourcing, licensing, cloud services, development, consulting, distribution, sponsored university research, manufacturing, value-added reseller, acquisition, and joint venture relationships. Mark uses his technology transactions and automotive industry experience to serve leading providers of autonomous vehicle and advanced mobility technologies in some of their most mission-critical transactions. His experience also includes serving as a primary negotiator for some of the largest outsourcing transactions of their kind ever undertaken, which have involved billions of dollars in services. He is a licensed patent attorney, holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and dBusiness magazines in the areas of Information Technology and Outsourcing, and is a past Chair of the Information Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Malven's business and finance law experience includes representing both businesses and investors in enterprise formation, venture capital and other private financing, public financing, acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic alliances.

He also has first-hand experience as an entrepreneur. He served as Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for a dotcom startup and subsequently founded and managed his own law firm. He has guided emerging technology and Internet companies through the early stages of business plan creation, multiple rounds of venture and other funding, customer acquisition, joint venture and partnering arrangements.

Mr. Malven was a crash safety engineer at Chrysler Motors before attending law school. He is also Open Source Certified by Black Duck Software.