David Tollen serves as an expert witness in litigation related to information technology contracts and relationships. He addresses industry custom and practice surrounding software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, other cloud computing transactions, software licenses, IT professional services, e-commerce, data security, and other topics.
David offers credibility to the litigation process as a trainer of attorneys and businesspeople on IT contracting issues, as a Silicon Valley technology industry veteran, and of course, as the author of the ABA’s bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook, Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and other IT Contracts, for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing 2016). He also writes and speaks frequently in IT and IP law. Finally, David began his career litigating technology and intellectual property cases, so he has an unusual understanding of the process.
Many patent licensing experts testify about IT contracts — and neither they nor their clients realize that patent licensing and IT contracts are separate fields. David is not a patent licensor branching out into another field (though he does have patent licensing experience). His practice, book, and training cover IT contracts — software licenses, cloud computing agreements, and tech services agreements — and that is his area of experience.