Sam Ip

Sam Ip

Partner, Technology

Key Contact: Artificial Intelligence

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 that regularly works with artificial intelligence companies or organizations making use of artificial intelligence technologies. His practice also includes technology procurement, contracting, and other commercial and corporate matters, with a significant focus on advising clients on complex and thorny issues related to the use of data, blockchain technology and, open source software.

Sam is also a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a licensed professional engineer and was the co-creator of Osler’s free open source tool, Osler Code Detect. He regularly helps organizations comply with ambiguous provisions found in many open source licenses, developing policies that are used by engineers, and negotiates various open source issues as part of licensing and M&A transactions.

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

  • First Quality Enterprises LLC

    First Quality Enterprises in its acquisition of Domtar’s Pulp and Paper Mill in Dryden, Ontario

  • Moxxie Ventures and iNovia Capital

    Moxxie Ventures and iNovia Capital in connection with Spellbook’s US$10.9 million Series A financing round

  • Photonis Group

    Photonis Group in its agreement to acquire Telops

  • MoonPay

    MoonPay in its acquisition of Nightshift

  • in the launch of its new platform

  • Québecor

    Québecor and its wholly-owned subsidiary Videotron Ltd. in their $2.85 billion acquisition of Freedom Mobile Inc. from Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its acquisition by Tegus

  • Nasdaq

    Nasdaq in its acquisition of Metrio

  • Reamined Systems Inc.

    Reamined in its $45.9 million acquisition by Information Services Corporation

  • Signal 1

    Signal 1 in its collaboration with Unity Health Toronto and TD Bank Group along with its US$10 million Seed financing

  • Assembly Digital

    Assembly Digital in its acquisition by St. Joseph Communications

  • iNovia Capital

    iNovia Capital in connection with’s US$120 million Series B financing round

  • Zebra Technologies

    Zebra Technologies in its acquisition of Matrox Imaging

  • Angus Systems

    Angus Systems in its acquisition by MRI Software

  • Vendasta

    Vendasta in its acquisition of MatchCraft

  • Xero

    Xero in its acquisition of TaxCycle

  • OpenChannel

    OpenChannel in its acquisition by Stripe

  • Roadmunk

    Roadmunk in its acquisition by Tempo Software

  • VTS

    VTS in its acquisition of Lane Technologies

  • Spire Global

    Spire Global in its $204.2 million acquisition of exactEarth

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lawyaw

  • 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

    • 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)

  • 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