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Artificial Intelligence Law 2021


Speaker(s): Adam Nguyen, Carole Piovesan, Charles M. Post, Chris Hydak, Dennis C. Garcia, Dr. Niki Athanasiadou, Heather J. Meeker, Hon. Katherine B. Forrest (fmr.), Huu Nguyen, Irina Raicu, Kevin B. Jordan, Kevin Moriarty, Marc Canellas, Peter Brown, Prof. Daniel W. Linna, Jr, Stephanie Niehaus, Stephen S. Wu, Susan Joseph, Van Lindberg, Wendy Callaghan
Recorded on: Jan. 25, 2021
PLI Program #: 305739

Heather Meeker is a partner in O’Melveny & Myers’ Silicon Valley office in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group.

Meeker advises technology clients on intellectual property matters, including licensing and collaboration arrangements, software copyright and patent issues, technology procurement, open source licensing strategies, and intellectual property issues in investments, mergers and acquisitions. She is an internationally-known specialist in open source software licensing. Her latest book, Open Source for Business, is a definitive handbook for lawyers, engineers, and businesspersons on open source licensing in business. 

Meeker is widely recognized for her leadership in intellectual property licensing law, with Chambers USA, the Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, and SuperLawyers naming her among the industry’s top lawyers in multiple years. She received the prestigious IP Vanguard Award for private practice from the Intellectual Property Section of the California state bar for 2016. In 2018, she was named one of the top Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder. In 2012, Best Lawyers named her its “San Francisco Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year.” The Daily Journal named Meeker to its list of “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California” in 2013, and has named her twice to its list of “25 Top IP Portfolio Managers (Licensing) In California.” Managing IP named her to its “IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP” list in 2013. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the American Law Institute’s projects on Principles of the Law of Software Contracts (2010) and Restatement of Law, Copyright (ongoing). 


Katherine B. Forrest is a former U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, whose litigation practice as a partner at Cravath has a significant focus on high tech issues, including those related to artificial intelligence, the digital environment and big data. She regularly speaks, writes and advises clients on the intersection between law and technology 

Ms. Forrest is a regular technology columnist for the New York Law Journal. Her article "The Holographic Judge" was the recipient of The Burton Awards' 2020 "Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award," and she has a forthcoming book on artificial intelligence and justice issues. Ms. Forrest recently authored a chapter on emerging issues in copyright law and artificial intelligence in The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines and has presented multiple times to the New York State Judicial Institute relating to Artificial Intelligence. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law School co-teaching a course on Quantitative Methods and the Law.

During her tenure on the bench, Ms. Forrest presided over a diverse range of matters, including several thousand criminal and civil cases and over 100 trials, and authored more than 1,000 opinions. She has significant experience in complex litigation (including in the areas of antitrust, pharmaceutical, financial services, toxic tort, intellectual property and significant employment matters), as well as criminal matters and investigations. Ms. Forrest has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous professional publications, including The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, Global Competition Review, IP Law & Business, Law360, Lawdragon and The Legal 500 US.

Ms. Forrest received a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University in 1986, and a J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1990.


Peter Brown has focused on technology law matters in national law firms and boutiques for over 25 years. He is currently the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York boutique law firm concentrating in information technology, intellectual property and arbitration.

“The Best Lawyers in America” ® publication honored him as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2018 for New York City.

Mr. Brown has experience in a wide variety of litigations and arbitrations relating to the Internet, information technology and intellectual property. He regularly appears in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, Mr. Brown has acted as an arbitrator or mediator in over 70 matters involving IT and IP disputes.

Throughout his career he has drafted and negotiated a broad array of agreements relating to the Internet, outsourcing, cloud computing services, application software, Internet apps and e-commerce.  He has prepared these agreements for domestic businesses and international companies.

Mr. Brown co-authored the leading treatises Emerging Technologies and the Law and Computer Law. He also co-authors a monthly column on Information Technology Law for the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Brown is regularly featured as a speaker at the International Technology Law Association, local bar associations and other professional organizations in the US and abroad. He frequently speaks on the topic of artificial intelligence, IT and IP.

The Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition (affiliated with U.S. News & World Report), rated Peter Brown & Associates PLLC a First Tier National Technology Law firm. Chambers USA, New York Metro Superlawyers and other ratings organization have all given Mr. Brown high ratings in the fields of IT and IP. For further information see www.browntechlegal.com


Adam Nguyen is a co-founder of eBrevia, a leading enterprise contract analysis software company that applies machine learning to more quickly and accurately extract key information from unstructured data. Adam also founded Ivy Link, an education advisory firm serving families in New York, London and the Middle East. Before Ivy Link, Adam was the Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm. Adam had practiced law at the law firms of Paul, Weiss and Shearman & Sterling, where he focused on private equity, hedge fund formation, and mergers and acquisitions — as well as at AQR Capital Management, a multi-asset investment management firm. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Faith Hochberg, US District Court, NJ. Adam holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.     


As a data scientist at H2O.ai and Common Sense Analytics, LLC, Niki Athanasiadou MRes, PhD works closely with companies in the healthcare industry helping organizations of all sizes expand their capabilities using AI. She earned her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology by the University of Edinburgh (UK) and has since worked on personalized medicine solutions and hospital systems applications at the National Institutes of Health and New York University (School of Medicine, Currant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology). Dr Athanasiadou’s work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has won several awards. 


As an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft I practice at the intersection of law, technology and business and lead the legal support function to Microsoft's US Enterprise Commercial Sales team - a team of over 2000 sales professionals that drives Microsoft's largest commercial business with its biggest customers. I also have the privilege in leading a team of 14 outstanding and diverse lawyers and legal professionals who are scattered across the US. Prior to joining Microsoft I worked in various in-house legal roles for IBM and Accenture.

I have over 20 years of legal experience - all in-house with leading Information Technology providers. My primary expertise includes shaping and negotiating a wide range of sophisticated IT contracts with third parties such as Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, on-premises licensing, business process outsourcing, consulting services and product support arrangements. In addition, I have substantial expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, compliance & ethics, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment law and antitrust law. 

I'm an enthusiastic user of social media and have a passion for improving diversity in the legal profession and leveraging technology to achieve more. I have spoken extensively at legal events/conferences on a variety of topics and I have had numerous articles published by third parties both in print media and online.


Carole’s practice concentrates on privacy, cyber readiness, data governance and artificial intelligence. She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy, data protection, data governance, ethical AI and risk management for AI use. Prior to founding INQ Data Law, Carole was a lawyer at one of Canada’s most prestigious firms where she served as co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group.

Carole plays an active role in shaping national data policy and standards. She is the co-chair of the data governance working group for the Data Governance Standardization Collaborative at the Standards Council of Canada. She is a member of the Taskforce on AI for Health at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. She is also an advisor to the Law Commission of Ontario’s working group on AI in administrative decisions and the AI Impact Alliance.

In 2018, Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Digital Leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. As a Digital Leader, she consulted with various stakeholders across Canada to help inform the federal government’s first national Digital Charter, announced on May 21, 2019.


Carole regularly speaks and writes on topics related to data law and artificial intelligence. She is also co-editing a book on AI and law that will be published by Thomson Reuters in 2020.


Chris Hydak is a senior corporate counsel at Microsoft where he advises the Cloud & Artificial Intelligence organization on global and domestic privacy laws. His practice involves advising on the confluence of privacy law and artificial intelligence, including with respect to explainable and responsible AI and biometrics.


Daniel W. Linna Jr. has a joint appointment at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering as the Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and a Senior Lecturer. Dan’s teaching and research focus on innovation and technology, including computational law, artificial intelligence, data analytics, leadership, operations, and innovation frameworks.

Dan is also an affiliated faculty member at CodeX — The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He joined Northwestern as a Visiting Professor of Law from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a Professor of Law in Residence and the founder and Director of LegalRnD — The Center for Legal Services Innovation. At Michigan State, Dan taught Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers, Litigation {Data, Theory, Practice, & Process}, Entrepreneurial Lawyering, and Lawyer Ethics and Regulation in a Technology-Driven World. He has also been a visiting professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, where he has taught Computational Law and Rules-Driven Automation, and an adjunct professor at IE Law School in Madrid, Spain, where he has taught Assessing Artificial Intelligence and Computational Technologies. Dan has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where he has taught Negotiation as well as Legal Technology & Innovation: Legal-Service Delivery in the 21st Century.

Dan began his legal career with a one-year judicial clerkship for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James L. Ryan. After his clerkship, he joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, an Am Law 200 firm headquartered in Detroit. Dan was a litigator and member of Honigman's Automotive and Manufacturing; e-Discovery and Information Management; Commercial Transactions; and Social, Mobile, and Emerging Media groups. In 2013, Dan was elected equity partner.

Dan received his BA from the University of Michigan, received a second BA and an MA in public policy and administration from Michigan State University, and graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif from the University of Michigan Law School.

Before law school, Dan was an information technology manager, developer, and consultant. His work included computerizing and automating business processes, developing dynamic, data-driven websites, and building enterprise information systems.

Dan co-founded the Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology meetup group in 2014. He was named to the 2015 Fastcase 50 as a person who has charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. In 2018, Dan was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel. He is the Chair of the Legal Analytics Committee of the ABA Business Law Section. Dan is also a co-founder and co-director of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice.


Dr. Marc Canellas is a second-year J.D. student at NYU School of Law and a Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business Scholar and Cybersecurity Service Scholar. He also serves as the Vice-Chair of IEEE-USA’s AI Policy Committee which, on behalf of over 200,000 engineers and technologists, guides federal advocacy on legislation, rule-making, and agency decision making on anything related to AI. Prior to law school, he served as staffer for Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6) and earned his Ph.D. in aerospace in cognitive engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology

Marc’s passion is in public defense and using his technology and policy expertise to support human rights in the face of emerging technologies like predictive policing and face recognition. While in law school, he has interned with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and the Federal Defenders of New York. He is currently a Research Assistant for NYU Law Professor Ryan Bubb and previously served in the same capacity for NYU Law Professor Tony Thompson.

Prior to law school, Marc was an IEEE/AAAS Congressional Science and Technology Fellow serving in the office of Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) where he was responsible for legislation, appropriations, and media for aerospace, cybersecurity, privacy and surveillance, science and technology, AI, and robotics. Prior to serving in Congress, was a PhD aerospace and cognitive engineer and post-doctoral researcher at the Cognitive Engineering Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Marc’s work has been published in technical journals such as IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems and the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making; legal, technology, and national security outlets such as Slate, Just Security, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and WeRobot, and has won awards from the National Science Foundation and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He has also been an invited panelist, speaker, and moderator for the AFL-CIO Texas Constitutional Convention, All Tech is Human NYC, Penn State’s Center for Security Research and Education, NYU Law & Tech, and NYU Law’s Center on Civil Justice.


Huu Nguyen is co-founder of Ontocord, LLC, a startup focusing on responsible Artificial Intelligence. He is a former BigLaw partner with a strong background in transactional and IP work. He focuses his practice on commercial and corporate transactions in the technology and venture space, and advises on artificial intelligence matters, licensing, outsourcing, complex commercial arrangements, strategic relationships, regulatory matters, privacy and security matters, cyber law and intellectual property rights matters. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Committee of the ABA.

Before practicing corporate, commercial and technology law, Huu focused on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Prior to becoming a BigLaw partner, Huu seconded as an in-house counsel with a global financial services company. Huu was a board member of the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington and has also worked on IP and transactional matters pro bono for nonprofits.


Credentials

Education

University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 2005

The University of Texas at Austin, M.S., with honors, 1997

The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., with honors, 1992

Admissions

New York, 2007

Washington, 2005

Languages

English

Vietnamese


Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics Program at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She is an attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.), and her work addresses a wide variety of issues including online privacy, data ethics, and the ethics of artificial intelligence. Raicu is a member of the Partnership on AI's expert group on fair, transparent, and accountable AI. She tweets at @IEthics and is the primary contributor to the blog “Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley”; her writing has also appeared in a variety of publications, including The Atlantic, U.S.A. TodayMarketWatchSlate, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, Recode, and the Forbes CIO Network.


Kevin B. Jordan

Global Legal Lead for Leap at McKinsey and Associate General Counsel of McKinsey Digital

New York, NY

Kevin B. Jordan is the Global Legal Lead for the Leap at McKinsey client service line at McKinsey and Company and is an Associate General Counsel of McKinsey Digital. In his current practice, Mr. Jordan is responsible for providing advisory and transactional support to newly built businesses and supporting the digital and analytics business with respect to equity investment, intellectual property protection, data privacy concerns, AI/ML techniques and advanced analytics.  Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Jordan was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase where he supported the firm’s consumer bank on the use, access and protection of consumer data, particularly as it relates to artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques.   Mr. Jordan also managed the bank’s Global Intellectual Property Litigation and Enforcement Practice where he counseled clients on a wide array of matters including intellectual property litigation, domain management, use of third party IP, regulatory issues involving IP, trademarks, trade secrets, M&A due diligence and varied transactional needs.  

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Jordan practiced as an associate at the law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP in New York, where he advised clients on patent litigation, opinion work and e-discovery matters.  

Mr. Jordan began his career as a data scientist in the consumer packaged goods industry using advanced database techniques to target consumers for domestic and international marketing campaigns.  

Mr. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering with a B.S.E in Industrial & Operations Engineering, and earned his J.D. at the American University – Washington College of Law in the nation’s capital.


Stephanie Niehaus is a Partner with Nelson Niehaus LLC, a boutique law firm focusing on the intersection of mobility, technology, insurance, and law.  She is a seasoned litigator and advocate with nearly two decades of experience representing clients in a diverse array of industries, including manufacturing, technology, and insurance.  In that time, Stephanie has developed a deep understanding of complex multi-plaintiff and multi-district matters, particularly in the products liability and toxic tort space.  She has a keen interest in the tort implications of emerging technologies, and is a frequent speaker and author in this area.  Stephanie is a graduate of Georgetown University and Notre Dame Law School. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013; appeared on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List in 2017 and 2018; and has been recognized repeatedly as a “Super Lawyer.”  Stephanie is admitted to practice in New York and Ohio. 


WENDY CALLAGHAN
Chief Innovation Legal Officer and Associate General Counsel

Wendy Callaghan is Chief Innovation Legal Officer and Associate General Counsel at AIG. In this role, she leads a team of attorneys supporting AIG’s businesses and function areas on legal issues regarding innovative technologies and technology-fueled business models, including Artificial Intelligence/ machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain/DLT, Autonomous Vehicles and Sharing Economy. Wendy joined AIG in 2002 and, prior to her current role, served as a technology attorney at the firm, providing legal support for strategic IT initiatives, vendor relationships and methodologies, including use of cloud services, open source software and agile software development methodology.

Prior to her tenure with AIG, Wendy served as an Associate Attorney in the Technology Practice Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, and as an Associate Attorney in the Internet Law and e-Commerce Group at Bryan Cave, LPP (formerly Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Arohnson & Berman). She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1993, graduating with High Honors and achieving membership in the Order of the Coif.

Wendy is a founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Blockchain Initiative. Her recent speaking engagements include the keynote address at the 2018 Blockchain Opportunity Summit, and participation as a panelist as follows: “Governance, Regulation and Data Protection” at the 2018 Blockchain for Insurance (North America) conference; “Women Leading Series: Leaders in Blockchain” at WISER (Shearman & Sterling's Women’s Initiative for Success, Excellence, and Retention); “IP Considerations for the Digital Transformation of the Financial Services Industry” at the 2018 World Congress Conference for Protecting Innovations in the Financial Services Industry; and "Tomorrow’s Risk Management: Leading In- House Innovations" at the 2018 Bloomberg Law In-House Forum East “Blockchain: Opportunity or Threat” at the National African American Insurance Association 2018 Northeast Regional Conference; “Insurtech, Fintech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies: Impact on the Insurance Industry and Coverage Considerations,” at the 2018 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar; “Effective Business Practices in the Open Source Cloud” at the Practicing Law Institute; and “Navigating Complex Technology Transactions” at the ACC-NYC Chapter’s 2017 Compliance Institute and Annual Meeting. Wendy's publications include "Legal Considerations In the Use of Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts for Multinational Business" published in the Cross Borders Issue of the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket Magazine, Volume 36 Number 5, June 2017.


Stephen S. Wu is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group in San Jose, California.  He advises clients on transactions, compliance, liability, security, and privacy matters regarding the latest technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, automated transportation, the Internet of Things, and Big Data.  He helps clients with domestic and international privacy and security matters in negotiating agreements, incident response, breach notification, litigation, and managing privacy and security policies and programs, certifications, and audits.  He counsels clients concerning cyber-risk insurance policies and coverage and risk management strategies.  In addition, he advises clients on secure electronic commerce using digital signatures, other secure electronic signatures, electronic credentials such as digital certificates, encryption, and public key infrastructure.

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Wu was VeriSign, Inc.’s second in-house attorney, where he managed the development and deployment of worldwide policies and procedures for VeriSign’s digital certification Internet security services.  Before his work at VeriSign, he practiced with two international law firms in the areas of intellectual property and general litigation, as well as technology transactions.

Mr. Wu served as Chair of the American Bar Association Science and Technology Law Section from 2010 to 2011.  From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Wu was Co-Chair of the Section’s Information Security Committee.  He helped found the Section’s Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Homeland Security Committees.  He serves as Chair of the annual American Bar Association Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National Institute, the next version of which is expected to occur in October 2020 in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Wu has written or co-written seven books on information security law, including his most recent publications: A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law Second Edition (2016) and A Legal Guide to Enterprise Mobile Device Management:  Managing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Employer-Issued Device Programs (2013).  He has written numerous book chapters and articles on data protection, artificial intelligence, and robotics topics.  He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and continuing legal education programs on information security, the California Consumer Privacy Act, EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous driving, and other cutting edge technologies.

Mr. Wu received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988 with a Juris Doctor degree.


Charles Post is executive vice president at Compliance where he leads the next generation contract analytics and lifecycle management business.  For over a decade, Charles has been a legal tech authority on utilizing emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle the legal industry’s most complex contract data issues.   At Compliance, Charles is leveraging a robust eDiscovery infrastructure and capabilities to provide clients with a first-of-its kind contract analytics and lifecycle management offering.  He provides revolutionary contract solutions by pioneering the convergence of eDiscovery and contract analytics. Previously, Charles built and led the document intelligence practice at JDX Consulting, and prior to that he was in-house managing counsel at BNY Mellon where he led one of the most complex contract analytics programs to-date.  His unique experience is anchored in advising businesses on practically implementing contract analytics and contract lifecycle management projects and standing up digital capabilities including other technologies such as blockchain, and smart contracts. Charles is a widely recognized industry leader, frequent speaker, moderator, and author for a host of financial services industry forums and publications. He co-founded and launched the Risk Management Association’s (RMA) “Financial Technology and Automation Committee” and is an active member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). Charles received his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and earned a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.


Kevin Moriarty is a Senior Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission.  Mr. Moriarty engages in a variety of policy, outreach, and investigatory work regarding data security and privacy.  He was the lead attorney for DPIP’s only two federal court litigations, Wyndham (D.N.J.) and D-Link (N.D. Cal.).  Mr. Moriarty spearheaded the investigation leading to the settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General with Vizio, for its collection and sale of consumers’ television viewing information.


Susan is a JD/MBA and former General Counsel who has been consulting in blockchain and fintech for the past five years in the areas of consortia, insurance, identity, financial services, cryptocurrency, regulatory impact, real estate, supply chain, and humanitarian concerns. She was formerly the B3i North America Representative, and separately advises on digital rights, insurance, real estate, smart contract/financial instrument strategies, data models and licensing, tokens, securities, cryptocurrencies and incentives. She is often consulted about regulatory and technology policy. She is co-founder of S&A Cryptic, a company who supports cryptocurrency markets through indices and other vehicles. Notably, she is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Diversity In Blockchain, Inc. NFP which promotes inclusion, educates and sets Best Practices for the industry. Susan was the first Executive Director of ID2020, consulted for IBM blockchain/identity and is an Advisor to BlockRe (digital asset insurance) and OneWorldIdentity. She is a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and the Digital Chamber of Commerce. Susan speaks regularly on blockchain to industry and legal groups across verticals and has guest lectured at Cornell, Stanford, MIT, CKGSB, and Cleveland Marshall Law School. Additionally, Susan founded and runs the womeninfintech group on LinkedIn which has 2100 plus members in 47 countries.


Van Lindberg focuses on intellectual property, copyright, open source and government policy and practice.

Mr. Lindberg specializes in the intersection of technology and law, and was named one of “America’s top 12 Techiest Attorneys” by the American Bar Association Journal in 2012. He is invited to speak regularly on topics ranging from community dynamics to graph theory. Mr. Lindberg has also testified in Congressional proceedings as an expert on both copyright and encryption policy. 

Mr. Lindberg has accrued significant expertise and experience in the area of open source, addressing the business, legal, economic and social aspects of engaging with open source communities. He is the author of the book “Intellectual Property and Open Source” a developer-focused guide to intellectual property issues that has been used as a textbook for teaching the concepts of intellectual property and open source licensing. 

In addition to open source, Mr. Lindberg represents a variety of companies for high-stakes IP litigation and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Mr. Lindberg has organized employee agreements creating greater employee satisfaction and promoting a higher level of compliance with internal policies and led teams through successful mergers and acquisitions and restructurings.