September 11, 2008
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Lisa Abe and Maggie Gwiazda will discuss industry and private practice experiences regarding the treatment of open source software in software development and in IT transactions. Lisa and Maggie will also discuss the recent case of Jacobsen v. Katzer in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the US, a case which is the first real test of the remedies for breach of open source licenses in US courts.
ABOUT THE PANEL
Maggie J. Gwiazda
IBM Canada Ltd.
Maggie is a Senior Intellectual Property Law Attorney at IBM Canada Ltd. where she supports IBM’s business teams in negotiating contracts for new engagements. Maggie is involved in drafting and negotiating IP indemnities, warranties, licenses and advises on the retention/transfer of IBM’s IP in transactions. Maggie is called to the bar of Ontario and New York and is a U.S. Patent Attorney. Prior to joining IBM in 2007, Maggie was an associate at the prominent New York law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where she was involved in patent, copyright and trademark litigation, and advised international clients on IP issues in business transactions.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Lisa Abe is one of Canada’s leading experts in technology law and commercial transactions related to technology. As a senior partner in Fasken Martineau’s Business Law practice group, Lisa assists technology companies and businesses with technology assets, achieve significant profits and growth through technology investment, development, acquisition, intellectual property protection, licensing, outsourcing and sale. Lisa is the author of the widely referenced book on Internet and E-Commerce Agreements – Drafting and Negotiating Tips, 2nd Ed., and co-author of Web Law – Agreements, Guidelines and Use Policies, published by LexisNexis Butterworths. Lisa is Chair of the Canadian (Toronto) Chapter of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and Past-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) IT and e-Commerce Section. She has been recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory since 2005 as a leading lawyer in Computer & IT Law and in Technology Law, and has received an Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
COST FOR ATTENDANCE
Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.
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