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Practical Law Company

February 15, 2012 08:35 ET

Practical Law Company to Address the Risks, Use & Compliance Associated With "Open Source Software" During Free Webinar

Registration Now Open for February 22, 2012 Webinar

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Given the pervasive use of Open Source Software (OSS), Practical Law Company (PLC), a provider of practical legal know-how to law firms, law departments and law schools, will host a free webinar, "Open Source Software - Risks, Use and Compliance." The 60-minute webinar, which takes place February 22, 2012 at 1:00PM ET (10:00AM PT), will address OSS licensing, risks associated with OSS and tips for developing an OSS compliance policy. An interactive question and answer session will follow.

During the presentation, Paul Connuck, Editor with PLC Intellectual Property & Technology, will moderate a discussion with Christopher Palestro, Director and Managing Counsel of IP Transactions at Hewlett-Packard, Richard Raysman, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP and Jeffrey R. Seul, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP.

"While useful, OSS can bring significant risk to an organization," explained Connuck. "Our speakers have significant front-line experience in OSS use and compliance. During this webinar, they will provide insight to help legal counsel document usage, perform due diligence and create procedures for the introduction of OSS into a company's systems."

Register for the free #PLCWebinar: http://bit.ly/AkqqFR.

About Practical Law Company: Formed in the UK in 1990 and in the US in 2009, Practical Law Company provides practical legal know-how to law firms, law departments and law schools. Through its team of expert attorney editors, PLC provides practical, up-to-date resources across major practice areas to help lawyers get up to speed quickly, save time and protect the bottom line. Learn more at www.practicallaw.com or via Twitter http://twitter.com/practicallawUS.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Press invited to attend.

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