Universität Wien

030384 KU IT Agreements (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 46 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 09.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 09:00 - 10:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: students will obtain basic knowledge on the types of IT agreements, software licensing, and main concepts of U.S. contract law most often used in IT agreements. Students will learn how to review, negotiate, and draft various types of IT agreements.

Contents: “IT Agreements” is a practical course that focuses on drafting and negotiating of various types of information technology agreements. Since most of IT agreements are governed by U.S. law (U.S. federal law and, in most cases, the laws of the states of California, New York, or Delaware), this course uses the general concepts of the U.S. contract law. The course is divided into two parts, covering types of software licensing and IT agreements in the first part and concentrating in detail on the structure and particular clauses of IT agreements in the second part.

Method of the course: Lecture, case examples, assignment.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written final exam (closed book), active participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Positive final exam and active participation.

Examination topics

The topics covered in the course (presentation slides, lecture).

Reading list

Presentation slides and reading list, available on the e-learning platform Moodle before the start of the course.

Recommended literature:
1. David I. Bainbridge “Introduction to Information Technology Law” (Pearson Education, 2008).
2. David W. Tollen “The Tech Contracts Handbook” (American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, 2015).
3. Steven L. Emanuel “Contracts” (Wolters Kluwer, the Emanuel Law Outlines Series, 2015).

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:11