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Understanding Open Source Legal Issues and Practical Approaches For Mitigating Risk

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November 7, 2018
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1 hour 30 minutes
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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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