Technology lawyer, negotiator, and frequent speaker on corporate and technology law Jana Gouchev discusses crucial provisions and negotiating tactics in technology deals, with a focus on software-as-aservice (SaaS Agreements). In particular, Jana will discuss critical points that should be included in every technology contract– from both the perspective of the service provider as well as the client. Finally, Jana will discuss how to redline technology agreements so they are clear, simple, and unambiguous, as well as how to quickly and skillfully negotiate these terms while avoiding business risks and managing liability.
Key topics to be discussed:
Intellectual property rights in SaaS Agreements
Delivery and Acceptance
How to protect your data in the cloud — data security, personally identifiable information (PII), privacy, IT security, and offshore service and data storage facilities
Limitation of Liability and the respective caps and carve-outs that can make or break risk exposure
Business continuity and transition services
Service levels, SLAs
Intellectual property provisions — how not to get cornered into losing your rights
Litigation avoidance strategies
Date: January 27, 2023
Jana Gouchev | Gouchev Law
Jana Gouchev is the Managing Attorney of Gouchev Law. Her practice focuses on Technology Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Intellectual Property. She formerly practiced at an AmLaw 100 firm in corporate law, and currently serves as outside counsel to GCs at leading enterprise Fortune 100 companies.
Jana represents global corporations, emerging companies, and venture and private equity firms. Jana’s clients come from a wide variety of industries, including tech, media & entertainment, e-commerce, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). This extensive client base allows Jana to leverage relationships and deep market knowledge on behalf of our clients.
In addition to her technology law practice, Jana has extensive experience in corporate matters, including formations and restructurings, commercial contracts, capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, licensing, and employee contracts including stock options and executive compensation.
Jana’s IP robust practice includes trademark registrations, prosecution, IP licensing, brand collaborations, joint ventures, IP purchases, and patent strategy.
Jana is consistently featured in publications such as U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers®, Bloomberg, Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Modern Counsel, and Profile Magazine, among others. She was named one of the Top 3 Business Lawyers in New York for the past 5 years, most recently in 2022. She is deeply passionate about working with visionaries who are leaders in their fields.
I. Intellectual property rights in SaaS Agreements | 11:00am – 11:10am
II. License Scope | 11:10am – 11:20am
III. Delivery and Acceptance | 11:20am – 11:30am
IV. How to protect your data in the cloud — data security, personally identifiable information (PII), privacy, IT security, and offshore service and data storage facilities | 11:30am – 11:45am
V. Limitation of Liability and the respective caps and carve-outs that can make or break risk exposure | 11:45am – 12:00pm
Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm
VI. Business continuity and transition services | 12:10pm – 12:20pm
VII. Service levels, SLAs | 12:20pm – 12:30pm
VIII. Intellectual property provisions — how not to get cornered into losing your rights | 12:30pm – 12:40pm
IX. Litigation avoidance strategies | 12:40pm – 12:55pm