Online Certificate Course in Technology Contracts

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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 8,000 5,000

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Duration: 3 months

Technology Contracts for Entrepreneurs and Businesses


Over time, technology contracts have become complex. It is not possible to work in a key management or leadership position in a technology company or startup without knowing how to understand, draft and negotiate technology-related agreements. This knowledge is critical whether you are outsourcing creation of software, obtaining cloud-based services, preparing terms of service and privacy policy for a platform, granting a license or even uploading your own content.

This course covers the latest issues in technology law without use of jargon and does not require any prior knowledge. It is ideal if you want to start negotiating deals for your business or advise someone who is doing the same.

Course Contents

How to understand Technology Contract and Course Outcomes

Key types of technology contracts

  • Software License and Ownership Agreements
  • IT Services Agreements
  • Cloud Services Agreements
  • Combination Agreements

Contract structure, grammar and formatting

Why you need a checklist before drafting a contract?

How to understand client objectives successfully

Structure of Internet and jurisdiction

Limitations to online execution of documents and common workaround

  • E-contracts and electronic signatures (e.g. e-Mudhra, Docusign)
  • eSign and Aadhaar based authentication
  • Use of online apps such as Signzy to execute documents
  • Limitations to online stamping

Types of software licenses

Open Source licensing and copyright issues


Standard Distributor Licensing Agreement

Cloud Computing Agreement

MSA for Software Development

Software due diligence in M&A

Terms of Services for Websites and Platforms

  • Drafting Terms of Service for online marketplaces

API Terms of use

  • Analysis of conditions for use of API by Facebook, LinkedIn and other companies

Privacy Policies (with reference to data protection)

Domain Name Assignment or Domain Name Transfer and Settlement Agreement

Understanding Intermediary liability for website owners

  • Outsourcing Agreement
  • Technology License and Transfer clauses -
  • Music License Agreement -
  • E-book publishing agreement -
  • Affiliate Agreements / Technology Consulting/Professional Agreement
  • Video game development agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Data management and data security clauses

    • Escrow mechanisms
    • Confidentiality
    • Data security
    • Data management
    • Disaster recovery

    Risk management and termination clauses

    • Liquidated damages
    • Indemnity
    • Limitation of liability
    • Representation and Warranties
    • Term and Termination
    • Reverse transition services

    Payment mechanism and process

  • List of boilerplate clauses in every Contract

    • Title, recitals, definition clause
    • Interpretation
    • Notice and Communication
    • Waiver, Amendment and Variation
    • Severability
    • Dispute settlement - Arbitration, Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
    • Assignment
    • Joint and Several Liability
    • Non-Solicit clause
    • Force Majeure
    • Survival

    How and when to customize boilerplate clauses

Industry Academia Panel

Apar Gupta

Independent Technology Lawyer

Arpit Ratan

Founding Partner, Ojas Legal and Co - Founder, Signzy Technologies

Pingal Khan

Partner at Ashlar Law

Abhyuday Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Ramanuj Mukherjee

CEO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Amartya Bag

Former Insurance Lawyer at Reliance General Insurance and Product Manager at iPleaders

Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I joined the NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while I was working with the Calcutta Stock Exchange. I had already done my LLB and was looking for a course which would give me some practical insight. I came across the NUJS Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws while searching the internet. I was looking for some course for value addition to my profile and knowledge. I had already done my LLB and MBA but wanted some practical knowledge. This course appealed to me, as it was dealing with business laws and I was working with a corporate. So this course was very significant to me and covered things which were relevant to me.

Sumit Sengupta

CFA, LL.B, Legal Counsel, Calcutta Stock Exchange

All modules in this course are meticulously designed with the emphasis on practical knowledge and it's very difficult to say which module was more informational than the other. Still, I particularly found the modules on statutory compliances, due diligence, business structuring and institutional financing to be really beneficial for me because I wanted practical insight into these topics. Non-lawyers such as businessmen are usually afraid of legal jargons that are found in books; however, this course uses a very simple and easy to understand language and therefore I recommend this course to all those who wish to enhance their business law knowledge.

Harshal Joshi

Legal Head, Legal Dog, LL.C

This course is something that would simply catalyze the process and help you in creating the best path for yourself. Being armed with a diploma in law from a prestigious national law school in itself speaks volumes – it gives the signal to the people working with you that your understanding of legal and regulatory situation should be and can be taken seriously. Given the kind of work I'm into, it does help a lot indeed, especially as one climbs the stairs of seniority and responsibility. The early headstart in legal strategy making and insights into dispute resolution is also a superb advantage.
Also joining the course has given me a new fraternity. It indeed feels great to have been associated with iPleaders…and I would be glad to continue with this relationship. I continue to get professional support from them. You can always reach out to the alumni or iPleaders founders themselves and ask for a favour.
I would strongly recommend this course to people (age no bar, beyond fulfilling the eligibility criteria) who are interested in bringing out something new (in any form) which shall be innovative and meaningful in the long run, and those who are interested in organization building – as the course helps in minimizing the number of legal and strategic hurdles that one may face after taking the plunge. You will be much more educated and smart with respect to a whole range of things once you even go through the course even partially.

Abhilash Acharya

Doctoral Fellow, IIM Ranchi

The placement support program offered by iPleaders was useful in securing my first job at Innove Law (a niche corporate law firm in Mumbai).

Unnita Bhattacharya

Associate at Krishnamurthy & Co.

This course has given me valuable insights such as drafting various agreements with clients, dealing with clients, and also choosing right organization structure my own venture and was able to help other entrepreneur in structuring their new venture.
Skills I learned during the course structuring a company, appoint advisors and remunerate them, drafting Co-Founder's Agreement, taxation of software product and SAAS companies, clear understanding of Shareholders' Meetings, legal instruments, Shareholders' Agreement, how to raise investments effectively, drafting employment agreement, Structuring ESOP& ESPS, How to avoid disputes and drainage of resources through courtroom battles, Data protection under Indian law, Cloud computing agreements, How to obtain copyright, trademark and patent registration in India.
Definitely student entrepreneurs studying in college will get a lot of benefits from this course. Interested students will be motivated like me to pursue their entrepreneurial journey keeping balance with various entrepreneurship network system, they can easily create a successful business venture without any hindrance.


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