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Van Lindberg

Sr Counsel
Dykema Cox Smith

I am Senior Counsel in Dykema's San Antonio, Texas office with a practice focusing on intellectual property and open source matters. I specialize in the intersection of technology and law, and was in 2012 named one of "America's Top 12 Techiest Attorneys" by the American Bar Association Journal.

I've been involved with open source since 1994, when a friend introduced me to Linux. Since then I've done extensive work describing both the law and the economics of open source. While in private law practice, I wrote a book about intellectual property and open source and grew an open source practice helping businesses with everything from open source compliance to business strategy.

Outside of open source, I represent companies in high-stakes IP litigation and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. I also work to advance my client's public policy aims, representing companies on Capitol Hill, before Congress, and in industry associations. I've led teams through successful mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and reworked employee agreements to create greater employee satisfaction and promote higher compliance with internal policies.

Prior to joining Dykema, I was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Rackspace, a managed cloud computing company headquartered in San Antonio, where I set the strategy and policy around patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and open source matters.

I am currently general counsel and a member of the board of the Python Software Foundation. I was also on the board of the OpenStack Foundation, and was the first chair of the Docker Governance Advisory Board.

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