Program Director

P. Bradley Limpert

Limpert & Associates

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When negotiating and drafting IT agreements, you need to know what to look out for to anticipate problems, cover-off key points and adequately protect your client’s interests.

Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements.

Program Director, Bradley Limpert leads an expert faculty of legal and IT specialists from leading technology companies to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to competently and confidently negotiate and draft IT agreements.

Over the course of four intensive days, you will acquire a comprehensive overview of key factors relevant to structuring an IT agreement, and practical tools to enable you to draft and negotiate the contentious clauses. You will also learn the critical business, technological, and IP aspects underlying IT agreements, so that you can approach your contracts with a thorough grounding in essential concepts.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Fundamentals of IT System components, players and activities

Advanced negotiation strategies and tactics

The key IP issues that affect IT agreements

Strategies for allocating liability in an IT contract

Critical cross-border considerations

Best practices for proceeding ethically in contract negotiations

Critical security and privacy issues and how to manage them

Addressing compliance challenges in open source software licensing

Drafting and negotiation issues that impact IT agreements

Emerging issues and technology trends

PLUS! Your learning will also be enhanced and reinforced by applying what you’ve learned in a take-home drafting assignment and during small group, skills-based “learn by doing” drafting and negotiation workshops where you will receive personalized feedback from legal and IT specialists.

Note: Delegates must have some background in either intellectual property or contract drafting. If a delegate does not have any such background, the time required to complete the drafting assignment may be significantly increased. View this page for English Language requirements.

Please Note: Online Primers

Included in your (paid) registration is immediate access to the On Demand sessions of 2 Online Primers (“Understanding IT System Development Methodologies” and “Navigating Ethical Issues in IT Transactions”). You must view both Online Primer sessions to obtain your Certificate.

In the event of registration cancellation and if one or more Online Primers has been viewed, an Online Primer session fee will apply of $95 + HST per session.

Please follow the instructions below in order to access the online primers prior to the start of the Certificate:

STEP 1. Click here to sign into your account and access your program. Alternatively, copy and paste this link into your browser:
Note: if you are unable to log in, don’t try to create a new account; use the ‘Forgot Password’ link with the e-mail address you used to register or contact us for assistance with accessing your account.
STEP 2. Once you log in, the program should be visible on your dashboard. Locate the ‘Media’ link at the bottom of the program.
STEP 3. You will be redirected to the Primer recordings. Materials are available for each primer under the video screen in the “Links” section.

Who Should Attend

Lawyers and advisors who advise on IT agreements and software licensing

In-house counsel and executives managing software and IT services procurement

IT managers and developers

IT procurement professionals

IT consultants

Contract managers and specialists

Government procurement professionals

Outsourcing professionals

Advisors to technology start-ups and entrepreneur


Program Director

P. Bradley Limpert

Limpert & Associates


“I have worked with contracts for many years and must say I certainly have a completely different perspective when I am reviewing contracts than I did prior to taking this course. The course materials provided are also an excellent resource! It was great to be able to attend in person and I enjoyed meeting others who took the course from across the country. Always good to hear the perspectives, views and challenges that others face when it comes to negotiating IT contracts. The folks at Osgoode made everyone feel very welcome, the conference room and breakout rooms were great and the food and snacks were excellent.”


View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


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$3,695 + TAX


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Certificate Requirements

You will receive an Osgoode Certificate upon completion of this program as follows:

View both Online Primers (1 hour each, on-demand);

View additional pre-recorded lectures (approx. 5 hours);

Attend Modules 1-3 (live online or via recorded archive);

Complete and pass the take-home drafting assignment; and

Attend and participate in Module 4 live online.

NOTE: Module 4 MUST be done live online.

CPD and Accreditation

Please Note

Final CPD accreditation has yet to be confirmed. The hours below are for the 2024 iteration of the program and should be used as an estimate only. Confirmed hours will be available soon.

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive 27h 30m
Professionalism 3h
Total 30h 30m

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

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