December 14, 2005
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodman and Carr LLP
200 King St. W, Suite 2300
Between 50% and 80% of complex software and systems development projects fail – they are over budget, don’t meet deadlines or fail to deliver significant functionality. Frequently, the cause of failure can be traced back to problems in drafting development agreements.
This program will consider:
1. Key causes of failure in development projects
2. Top 10 drafting pitfalls and how to avoid them, including:
(a) treatment of milestones and milestone payments
(b) project definition
(c) intellectual property issues
(d) involvement of key personnel
(e) change of control
(f) project management clauses
3. Escalation and Dispute Resolution Provisions
4. Understanding the vendor’s/developer’s interests
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Bradley Limpert is a partner of the firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, based in the Toronto office. He is co-chair of Gowlings’ National Technology Industry Practice Group. His practice encompasses many areas that are of key concern to technology based businesses, including technology contracting, intellectual property audits and litigation.
Prior to entering law, Mr. Limpert received a Bachelor of Engineering degree (engineering physics) and a Master of Applied Science (electrical and biomedical engineering). He also worked for IBM for a number of years in software development, project management and marketing. He graduated (on the dean’s honour’s list) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he won the prize in Intellectual Property Law.
He has taught patent and trade secret law as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He writes and speaks frequently on matters relating to technology-based companies. His book, Technology Contracting: Law, Precedents and Commentary, has just been published by Carswell-Thomson, a leading Canadian legal publisher.
COST FOR ATTENDANCE
Cost for lunch: $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.
REGISTER BEFORE 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2005.
REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNLESS THE LUNCH IS FULLY BOOKED.
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