Our founder, David Tollen, serves as an expert witness and consultant in litigation related to software licenses and other information technology contracts. He addresses industry custom and practice surrounding software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other cloud computing agreements, e-commerce, data licensing, and data privacy. As one example, David was cited and relied upon as an expert witness in a December 2021 Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board decision, Akamai v. Commissioner of Revenue. David testified for Akamai, the prevailing party. More details about the decision are available here.
Mr. Tollen offers credibility as a trainer of attorneys and businesspeople on IT contracting issues, as a Silicon Valley veteran, and as the author of the American Bar Association’s bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Software Licenses, Cloud Computing Agreements, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing 2021). He also writes and speaks frequently on IT and IP law. (Please click here for a list of articles and speeches, as well as for further biographical information.) Finally, Mr. Tollen began his career litigating technology and intellectual property cases, so he has an unusual understanding of the process.