Sam Ip

Sam Ip

Associate, Technology

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.5955



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2014


  • Professional Engineers of Ontario, P.Eng.
  • University of Waterloo, BAsc in Computer Engineering
  • University of Western Ontario, JD/MBA



Sam is a member of the Technology Group and his practice includes technology procurement, contracting, and other commercial and corporate matters, with a focus on advising clients on complex and thorny issues related to the use of data, AI, blockchain technology and, open source software.

Sam is also a licensed professional engineer and was the co-creator of Osler’s free open source tool, Osler Code Detect ( and regularly helps organizations comply with ambiguous provisions found in many open source licenses, developing policies that are actually used by engineers, and negotiation various open source issues as part of licensing and M&A transactions.

Outside of work, Sam recently completed the Ironman Triathlon at Mont-Tremblant and enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.

  • Spire Global

    Spire Global in its $204.2 million acquisition of exactEarth

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of CalendarRules

  • Aceto

    Aceto in its acquisition of A&C

  • Beanworks

    Beanworks in its $104 million acquisition by Quadient

  • Interac Corp.

    Interac Corp. in Canada's new real-time payments system

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its US$2.75 billion acquisition by Nasdaq

  • Delta Electronics

    Delta Electronics in its acquisition of Trihedral Engineering Limited

  • Mobify

    Mobify in its acquisition by Salesforce

  • 7Geese

    7Geese in its acquisition by Paycor

  • Fibocom Wireless Inc.

    Fibocom Wireless in its acquisition of Sierra Wireless’ automotive embedded module product line for US$165 million

  • Dye & Durham Limited

    The Underwriters in Dye & Durham’s $150 million IPO and secondary offering of common shares

  • Madison Dearborn Partners

    Madison Dearborn Partners in its acquisition of the APM Group International

  • Rubikloud

    Rubikloud in its US $60 million acquisition by Kinaxis

  • Cytapex Bioinformatics

    Cytapex Bioinformatics in its acquisition by Insightful Science

  • Microsoft Corporation

    Microsoft in its acquisition of Mover

  • Accel

    Accel in 1Password's US$200 million Series A financing round

  • Tutela Technologies Ltd.

    Tutela Technologies Ltd. in its acquisition by Comlinkdata

  • Clio

    Clio in its record-setting US$250 million Series D equity financing from TCV and JMI

    • Acted for various international companies in acquisitions of technology firms
    • Acted for major Canadian companies in the procurement of software development and integration services
    • Acted for a large utility on outsourcing matters
    • Acted for major Canadian banks in the procurement of software and hardware services
    • Acted for various technology sectors clients with respect to licensing, software-as-a-service, consulting, consulting, partnership, services, distribution, reseller, and R&D agreements
    • Advised various clients on matters that require deep technical software development expertise
    • Advised various clients on issues related to open source software, agile software development and blockchain technologies
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  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Information Technology Law
  • Bernard and Bessie Wolf Scholarship for highest academic standing in the JD/MBA program
  • Stephen Watchorn JD/MBA Gold Medalist (University of Western Ontario)
  • Goldman Sachs Scholars Fund MBA Award

  • Law Help Ontario, Duty Counsel Volunteer (2013-Present)
  • UWO Journal of Legal Studies, Editor (2011)

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Free Software Foundation
  • Open Source Initiative