GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented a webinar with Black Duck Software, titled “Best Practices for Managing Open Source in an Organization and Throughout M&A”

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented a webinar with Black Duck Software on July 18, 2018.  The webinar, titled “Best Practices for Managing Open Source in an Organization and Throughout M&A,” covered: How do you conduct an open source / third-party software audit? How do you get the most out of your Black Duck code scan? i.e. Handling license compliance issues and managing security vulnerabilities What are key aspects of an effective open source / third-party software policy for both inbound use and outbound contributions? What are key success factors for effectively releasing code as open source?

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

GTC Law Group’s Tony Decicco presented at Black Duck Software’s conference in San Francisco on June 28, 2018.  The presentation, titled “A Buyer/Investor Playbook for Successfully Navigating Open Source Software Issues in M&A and other Transactions,” covered: 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 Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford to speak at Executive Women’s Forum on July 26th 

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford to speak at the Executive Women’s Forum Regional Meeting: Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy, on July 26th hosted by State Street in Boston. Sayoko will participate in a panel discussion : “Around the World in 60 Minutes: Global Highlights in New Privacy and Cybersecurity Topics”. Event Details: Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:30am – 1:30pm EST State Street – Channel Center 1 Iron Street Boston, MA 02210 Register EWF

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GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford presented at PLI conference: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018

GTC Member and Chief Privacy Officer Sayoko Blodgett-Ford presented at recent PLI conference: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018 The conference was held in New York City on June 19th and 20th. Sayoko covered a wide range of topics related to intellectual property and data protection in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions.

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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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