GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference, Flight Amsterdam 2018

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference in Amsterdam on May 16, 2018.  The presentation, titled “Don’t Let Open Source Software Kill Your Deal: Recent Trends Impacting M&A and Other Transactions,” covered: The impact of open source software on transactions, whether licensing, mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, financing, insurance or loans Recent trends, including the prevalence of representation and warranty insurance, heightened focus on security vulnerabilities and increasing litigation Compliance best practices and avoiding unnecessary due diligence    

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GTC Law Group’s Laila Paszti was a speaker at the Global Blockchain Expo in London, UK

GTC Law Group’s Laila Paszti was a speaker at the Global Blockchain Expo in London, UK on April 19, 2018. She participated in the “Smart Contract Management & Innovation” panel and discussed topics including: Understanding the legal implications of smart contracts Smart contract best practices Various use cases for smart contracts including in digital identity, healthcare, and supply chain related applications

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GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented a webinar with Black Duck Software, titled “Introduction to Open Source Software & Licensing”

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented a webinar with Black Duck Software on May 9, 2018.  The webinar, titled “Introduction to Open Source Software & Licensing,” covered: Brief history and definition of open source The most popular open source licenses and their obligations Compliance best practices Materials available upon request. Please contact Anthony Decicco at adecicco@gtclawgroup.com.

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GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco and Leon Schwartz presented a webinar with Black Duck Software, titled “Winning the Cage Match: Successfully Navigate Open Source Software Issues in M&A”

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco and Leon Schwartz presented a webinar with Black Duck Software on April 26, 2018.  The webinar, titled “Winning the Cage Match: Successfully Navigate Open Source Software Issues in M&A,” covered:   Key open source software-related issues and deal points from the perspective of buyer/investor vs. seller/investee at every stage of a transaction Key legal and technical risks, as well as strategies for mitigating them and smoothing negotiations How to avoid protracted due diligence and get better deal terms, increasing overall value

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GTC Participated in BC Law Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

GTC Participated in BC Law Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship event on April 17, 2018. Innovators in mobile apps discussed their entrepreneurial projects and the legal issues that arise along the way. Panelists included: Elliot Schrock – Founder/Lead Developer at Thryv, Inc. (entrepreneurship in mobile app dev) William Palin – Access to Justice/Technology Fellow, Harvard Law School (building mobile app tools to increase access to justice) Charity Everett – Augmented Reality Artist and Storyteller, Go Back Fetch It (use of augmented reality for storytelling using mobile devices) Moderator: Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Adjunct Professor (Mobile App Development – Legal Contributions – Spring 2018), GTC Member   Event Details: Tuesday, Apr 17, […]

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GTC Presented at the Boston Bar Association’s February 2018 Event

GTC Associates Andrew Poling and Leon Schwartz presented at BBA’s monthly event. The presentation titled, “Don’t Let Open Source Be A Deal Breaker in Your Transaction: The Impact of Open Source Software on Transactions”, included the following topics: Overview of open source software and OSS licensing Risks associated with OSS Trends in litigation related to OSS Scope of diligence in respect of OSS The impact of OSS on transactions Best Practices

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Sayoko Blodgett-Ford moderated panel on Data Privacy and Protection in Wearable Tech at Boston College Law School, February 15, 2018

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford moderated a panel on February 15, 2018 titled, “Data Privacy and Protection in Wearable Tech” at Boston College’s 3rd Annual Sports & Entertainment Symposium. The panelists were: ·         Josh Maxfield – Associate General Counsel, Garmin ·         Mark Eichorn – Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Theft, FTC ·         Joshua Jackson – Associate, IP Transactions and Life Sciences, Ropes and Gray LLC   Information about the Symposium is available here.  

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Steve Wills Spoke at HIPLA Event

GTC Managing Counsel Steve Wills spoke at a Houston Intellectual Property Law Association event on February 15, 2018. Steve discussed patent portfolio management, specifically addressing strategic planning to build a valuable portfolio.  He shared expertise on specific techniques to develop a high value portfolio by coordinating inventions across jurisdictions and managing competing commercial goals. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Steve at swills@gtclawgroup.com. CLE credit in Texas available.

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GTC Presented at TechGC Event

GTC Shareholders Sean Belanga, Rick Olin and Lisa Trainor spoke at a TechGC event on February 7, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. They shared expertise on the emerging paradigm of data privacy and security risk allocation in SaaS Agreements.

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Sayoko Blodgett-Ford Speaks at Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference at IBM

Sayoko Blodgett-Ford speaks at Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference at IBM GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford spoke at Privacy & Security event on January 24, 2018 offered through the Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and hosted by IBM in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents: Turning Challenge into Opportunity:  Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Privacy & Security January 24, 2018, 8:30am – noon – IBM, 75 Binney Street, Cambridge MA Welcome by Professor David Olson, faculty director of the Boston College Law School Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tour of IBM […]

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