• Microsoft
  • Nebula
  • Google
  • SugarCRM
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • WSO2
  • Alfresco
  • BlackBerry
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Heroku
  • InfiniteGraph
  • JBoss
  • LeaseWeb
  • Liferay
  • Media Temple, Inc.
  • OpenShift
  • Oracle
  • Percona
  • Puppet Labs
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rentrak
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
  • SourceGear
  • Urban Airship
  • Vertica
  • VMware
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

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Van Lindberg

Van Lindberg
IP and Open Source Lawyer, Haynes and Boone

Van is a software engineer and practicing lawyer at Haynes and Boone, where he spends most of his time helping clients with patent and open source questions. His specialty is translating from “lawyer” to “engineer” and back.

Van has been involved with open source since 1994. He speaks and writes regularly on open source issues, and has been recognized as an authority on open source licensing. He published his first book on open source software and intellectual property law and is working on a second book addressing the economics of open source.

Before becoming a lawyer, Van was a research and development engineer at NTT/Verio, building automation tools and distributed systems. Van still writes software in his spare time. He is a member of and counsel for the Python Software Foundation and is currently chairman of PyCon.


IT Leaders Summit
Location: F 150
Van Lindberg (Haynes and Boone)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
We are more than a decade into the widespread use of open source in business, but there is too much focus on the compliance only, and the "risks" of using open source code. This talk is about moving beyond compliance and making the positive case for using open source in business based on reduced cost, improved time-to-market, and yes, freedom. Read more.
Open Data
Location: F150
Tags: patents, nlp, graphs
Van Lindberg (Haynes and Boone)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Finding the right piece of "prior art" - technical documentation that described a patented piece of technology before the patent was filed - is like finding a needle in a very big haystack. This session will talk about making that process faster and more accurate through the use of natural language processing, graph theory, machine learning, and lots of Python. Read more.