September 16, 2021

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EDT

Live webinar


Open source software is seemingly everywhere and can help businesses generate value and operate more efficiently – if used properly. The next session in Gowling WLG's popular blockchain webinar series discusses the practicalities and pitfalls of open source software.

Join our panel as they discuss the nature of various open source licenses and the issues posed by particular prevalent licenses, open source "war stories" in the context of closing an M&A deal, and what happens in real life after closing during post-deal integration.

Could your business be affected next? Don't miss out on what is sure to be an insightful and lively panel discussion.


  • Usman M. Sheikh - Partner & National Head - Blockchain & Smart Contract Group, Gowling WLG


  • Viona Duncan - Partner & Co-Chair of Global Tech, Gowling WLG
  • Roch Ripley - Partner & Head of Vancouver Intellectual Property Department, Gowling WLG
  • Lesley Boveri - Software IP Counsel, SAP

*This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of substantive CPD credits with the LSO, the LSBC and the Barreau du Québec, and may be eligible for up to 1 hour of CPD/CLE credits in other jurisdictions. If you indicate on your registration form that a certificate of participation is required, we will email you your certificate after the session.