Posts about Contract Writing and Review

Master Service Agreement Vs Statement of Work

May 6, 2021

Comparing a Master Service Agreement (MSA) vs Statement of Work (SOW) is relatively straightforward. The MSA is a comprehensive, overarching contract, while the SOW is far more detailed. Although each contract is unique, the MSA and SOW fit together to complete an agreement between two businesses. By leveraging an AI contract review platform, a corporate legal department can ensure complementary agreements that avoid contradictory terms.

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The 3 Top Legal Tech Trends in 2021

May 4, 2021

Unrelenting pressure from the coronavirus pandemic has changed how many legal departments operate. With flattened staffing budgets and increased workloads, legal teams have turned to technology to solve these challenges with efficiency. Implementing the right legal tech stack aligned with company strategies and business goals has never been so important. Here are three of the major legal tech trends 2021 has spotlighted so far. 

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Understanding Types of Licensing Agreements

April 29, 2021

Software Licensing Agreements (SLAs) are necessary to protect the interests of software creators and software users. These contracts explain a customer’s usage rights, including installation location and frequency, as well as software duplication, modification, and redistribution rules. Likewise, software price, licensing fees, usage term duration, and performance guarantees are often detailed in the agreement. 

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AI Is Key To Avoiding Pitfalls Writing End-User License Agreements

April 15, 2021

Avoiding pitfalls while writing End-User License Agreements (EULA) is similar to preventing issues with most other types of contracts. The contract needs to avoid ambiguous or illegal clauses, cover regulatory necessities, and consider its audience. As the EULA covers consumers without legal knowledge, keeping these contracts short and concise is ideal.

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How to Write a Non-Disclosure Agreement

March 23, 2021

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) establish protections for confidential or proprietary information that must be shared. For years, corporate legal teams have used contract templates to expedite the process of drawing up NDAs. However, these generic documents may not provide comprehensive coverage for your specific needs—whether the NDA covers transactions involving employment, RFP bidding, vendors, investors, or a new partnership. Recent innovations in legal tech have enabled legal departments to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to establish next-generation guidelines on how to write a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

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Why AI Contract Analysis Is the Answer to Negotiating Sound Business Agreements

January 14, 2021

An unsound business agreement is often the result of a party looking for business advantage by inserting contracting language that might seem appealing on the surface but will not be acceptable to their counterparty’s business practices or compliance requirements. This can cause seemingly endless rounds of back and forth markups by both parties seeking compromise language to positions that might have been entirely avoided. A minor oversight could be enough to force the other party to renegotiate—usually with less favorable terms. In situations like these, artificial intelligence (AI) contract analysis is invaluable.

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5 Brilliant AI Legal Operations Tools for 2021

January 12, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in law firms and corporate legal departments. By incorporating new tools powered by AI, firms and legal departments have increased operational efficiencies by reducing workloads, decreasing human errors, streamlining recruitment processes, and accomplishing in minutes what used to take days. No longer fanciful science fiction, software programs are redefining what can be achieved in document review, research, accounting, hiring, and legal analysis. 

 

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Harnessing Machine Learning in the Legal Industry for Contract Management

January 8, 2021

Legal technology is in the midst of a revolution. For years, the industry lagged in digital transformation because of limited law practice modernization opportunities. The law was far too complicated and subjective to hand over to machines. However, artificial intelligence (AI) has helped overcome the hurdle that prevented next-generation innovation. A key driver of this innovation is the use of machine learning in the legal industry. 

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