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Sam Ip

Sam Ip

Associate, Technology


Contact Information

sip@osler.com

tel: 416.862.5955

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2014

Education
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario, P.Eng.
  • University of Waterloo, BAsc in Computer Engineering
  • University of Western Ontario, JD/MBA
Language(s)
English

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 (https://www.osler.com/en/tools/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 son.

  • 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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  • 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