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  • November 7
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Understanding Open Source Legal Issues and Practical Approaches For Mitigating Risk

November 7

Understand the legal issues and when they apply, and provide practical solutions for managing these issues.

Many developers use open source software without understanding the potential legal ramifications. Many lawyers do not fully understand some of the potential consequences of using open source, including the potential impact on the value of a company’s proprietary software and its patent portfolio. The problem is compounded by the fact that many companies still do not have written open source policies and procedures and/or do not enforce them. This topic helps developers, lawyers and executives understand the key legal issues with open source software, how to develop procedures for approving the use of open source to avoid negative consequences on a company’s proprietary software and its patent portfolio and how to comply with open source license obligations. The material also explains how to handle open source in M&A transactions including how to conduct open source diligence and code scans and how to address open source in the M&A agreement. Failing to understand and properly manage open source legal risks can lead to consequences such as: i) requiring you to make the source code available for your proprietary software; ii) requiring you to grant a royalty-free patent license to others under some or all of your patents; iii) being subject to a loss of right to use open source software if you assert your patents against other users and other consequences. This content will ensure you understand the legal issues and when they apply, and provide practical solutions for managing these issues.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define the key legal issues with open source licenses.
  • You will be able to describe the trigger conditions in open source licenses that can impact proprietary software.
  • You will be able to discuss the intersection of patents and open source.
  • You will be able to review open source code audits and identify potential legal issues.

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Agenda

Overview of Open Source Legal Issues
  • How Open Source Licenses Differ From Proprietary Licenses
  • How Open Source Usage Can Impact Proprietary Software
  • Patent Issues With Open Source
  • Open Source in SaaS and Cloud Deployments
Practical Guidance for Mitigating Open Source Legal Risks
  • How to Develop and Implement Open Source Policies and Procedures
  • Pre-Approval of Open Source Usage
Managing Open Source Issues in Manda
  • How to Handle Open Source Diligence
  • How and When to Use Open Source Code Scanning Tools
  • How to Address Open Source in Manda Agreements
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Information Technology 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Information Technology for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of business financials. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Specialized Knowledge and Applications for 1.5 hours.
     

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This live webinar is designed for business owners and managers, presidents, vice presidents, directors, office managers, purchasing professionals, supervisors, accountants and attorneys.

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Faculty

James G. Gatto

James G. Gatto

SheppardMullin

  • Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of SheppardMullin
  • Team Leader of the firm's Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency team, and its Social Media and Games industry team; along with team Leader of the firm's Open Source team
  • 30 years of IP experience, business insights and attention to technology trends to help companies develop IP and other legal strategies that are aligned with their business objectives
  • Achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Written numerous articles and publications
  • J.D. degree, Georgetown University Law Center; B.E. degree, Mahattan College
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Product ID: 401781
Published 2018
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