About me

Heather J. Meeker

Specialist in open source software licensing and strategy

My bio on OSS Capital.

My bio page for O’Melveny.

Upcoming Events


More Background

A background piece on me from the Berkeley Technology Law Review.

Background interview for The Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law 2018.

Creative Mornings mini-interview.

Interview by Ben Hancock, Big Trends in Open Source Software and the Law, law.com.

Here are some presentations that are available on the web:

Admitted to Practice

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1994
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor-in-Chief, High Technology Law Journal, 1993-1994
  • Grove School of Music, certificate in drums and percussion, 1985
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Economics, Yale University, 1979

Prior Experience

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP, 2004-2014. Co-Managing Shareholder, Silicon Valley Office; Chair, IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group; Principal Shareholder
  • Tomlinson Zisko LLP, 2003-2004. Special Counsel.
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 1995-2003. Associate.
  • Capitol Records, 1987-1991, Legal Secretary, Paralegal
  • Previous: Programmer/Analyst at various companies, including EDS/Compusource

Clerkships and Externships

  • Law Clerk, United States Circuit Judge John Porfilio Moore, Tenth Circuit, Denver Colorado, 1994-1995
  • Extern, United States District Judge Charles A. Legge, Northern District of California, Spring 1993
  • Extern, Presiding Justice Arleigh Woods, California Court of Appeals, Second District, Summer 1992

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, American Law Institute, 2006-Present. Advisor on ALI project on Principles of the Law of Software Contracts, 2010, and Restatement of the Law, Copyright (ongoing)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, 2018
  • Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights for the San Francisco Bay Area, 2006-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law, 2008-2009
  • Council Member, Science and Technology Section, 2006-2010; Former Chair, Open Source Committee, Section of Science and Technology Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Hastings College of the Law, 1998-2007
  • Co-Chair, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, anti-poverty project of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, 2001-2003
  • Pro Bono Counsel for Mozilla Foundation, GNOME Foundation, and Python Software Foundation

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected among “10 People Transforming Tech” by Business Insider, 2019.
  • Named among Daily Journal‘s top 100 women lawyers in California, 2019.
  • Named among The Recorder‘s Women Leaders in Tech Law, 2018.
  • Named among IP Stars, Managing IP, 2018.
  • Named Information Technology Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2018.
  • IP Vanguard Award for Private Practice, 2016, awarded by the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California.
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Information Technology Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent, Copyright Law; 2008-2020
  • Listed, Daily Journal “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California,” 2013
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine’s World IP Handbook and Survey, “IP Stars-Top 250 Women in IP,” 2013
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013, 2016
  • Listed, The Recorder “Women Leaders in Technology Law,” 2013
  • Named, Daily Journal, “25 Top IP Portfolio Managers (Licensing) in California,” 2010, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2019
  • Listed, IAM Magazine “The IAM Patent 1000,” Licensing, 2012-2016
  • “IAM Licensing 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners,” 2010, 2015
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2016
  • Listed, Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Expert Guides, “Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law,” 2012
  • Named, Best Lawyers, “San Francisco Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year,” 2012
  • Recipient, James T. Caleshu Award, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, 2007
  • Honoree, Silicon Valley Business Journal, “Women of Distinction,” 2006 and 2007
  • Listed, Daily Journal “Top 30 California IP Lawyer,” 2005

General Practice Details

  • Regularly advises software and technology companies on how to comply with the open source requirements of the GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU Library General Public License (LGPL), Artistic License, BSD licenses, and other open source or free software licenses and how to structure open source business models.
  • Regularly advises clients on complex issues of software copyright, including protection of APIs, scripts, and data, works made for hire, fair use, first sale doctrine, merger doctrine, distribution and publication thresholds, non-literal infringement, assignability in mergers and acquisitions, and clean room development.
  • Assists in copyright litigation matters pertaining to software copyright infringement, including derivative works analysis, scope of copyright license grants, and treatment of ephemeral copies.
  • Regularly advises clients on complex issues relating to software patents, including patent exhaustion, implied licensing, patent misuse, SSO formation, and participation in SSOs.
  • Regularly advises clients regarding intellectual property issues related to scripting, schema, macros and other high-level programming techniques.
  • Designed and coded software from accounting systems to online educational testing on a variety of languages and platforms.
  • Knowledge of FORTRAN, BASIC, PERL, C, C++, and Java.

Specific Matters

  • Primary drafting team, PolyForm licenses.
  • Represented MongoDB on preparation and submission of Server Side Public License, 2018.
  • Coordinated drafting for Commons Clause, 2018.
  • Represent Bruce Perens in open Source Security Inc. (GR Security) v. Perens, filed 2017, ongoing.
  • Represented Continuent, Inc., in Continuent v. Tekelec, 3:13-cv-01550, filed July 2, 2013.
  • Represented Open Compute Project in drafting of open hardware licenses, 2013.
  • Assisted Mozilla Corporation with licensing and OEM transactions to support release of FirefoxOS mobile platform, 2013-2014.
  • Represented Open Compute Platform Foundation on drafting of OCP open hardware license, 2013-2014.
  • Represented Google on open source licensing and software copyright matters in Oracle America Corp. v. Google, Inc., 872 F. Supp. 2d 974 (N.D. Cal. 2012) (holding that Google’s use of application programming interface (API) packages in connection with original code for the Android operating system did not infringe Oracle’s copyrights in Java).
  • Represented Tidepool on drafting of Tidepool Open Access to Health Data Software License, 2013.
  • Worked on core drafting team for Mozilla Public License version 2.0, 2011-2012.
  • Represented Open Source Digital Voting Foundation in negotiation of intellectual property agreement with Rock the Vote, August 2010.
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in settlement of lawsuit with Free Software Foundation regarding compliance with GPL and LGPL, 2009.
  • Represented Data Intensive Cyber Infrastructure Foundation in matters relating to organization and release of iRODS software.
  • Counseled Autodesk on matters relating to open source release of CS-MAP software via the OSGEO Foundation, August 2008.
  • Represented Sony Ericsson in issues relating to formation of Symbian Foundation.
  • Assisted Boingo Inc. with dual licensing code release for wireless device software, 2006.
  • Represented Mozilla Foundation and Corporation in negotiation of marketing agreement with Yahoo! regarding Firefox browser search box, December 2004 and December 2005.
  • Represented Mozilla Foundation in negotiation of agreements related to online store, 2004-2005.
  • Prepared intellectual property policies, contribution policies and licensing strategies for Alfresco Software’s open source content management product, June 2005.
  • Prepared intellectual property policies, contribution policies and licensing strategies for Active Endpoints, Inc. and ActiveBPEL, LLC, 2004.
  • Advised VA Software, Inc. regarding Slashdot T-Shirt Contest, July 2003.


  • Practicing Law the Open Source Way, The Recorder, July 23, 2020.
  • Investing in the Red Zone, OSS Capital Blog.
  • Open Source Money? On Bitcoin Blockchain and Free Software, opensource.com.
  • Article on ReactJS patent license, FOSSA Blog, August 2017.
  • Article on Copyright Profiteering and McHardy claims, August 2017, opensource.com.
  • Article on Artifex v. Hancom in Law 360, May 18, 2017.
  • Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, Technology Transfer with a University or National Laboratory, March 11, 2016.
  • Article on AGPL Out of the Shadows from the Black Duck blog
  • Article on Open Source Software Rules for Start-ups, Part I, from LOT Network
  • Article on Open Source Software Rules for Start-ups, Part II, from LOT Network
  • “Open Source — The Last Patent Defense?,” guest blog for Outercurve Foundation, February 15, 2014. http://www.outercurve.org/Blogs/EntryId/137/Open-Source-The-Last-Patent-Defense
  • “Town Meets Gown – Navigating the Sponsored Research Agreement,” ITechlaw Journal, Volume 5 Issue 1, 2013
  • Who’s Afraid of GPL3?” Open Source Delivers, January 25, 2013
  • “Open Source and the Age of Enforcement,” Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal, September 14, 2012
  • The Gift that Keeps on Giving – Distribution and Copyleft in Open Source Software License,” The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review, Volume 4, Number 1, 2012
  • “Copyright Currents,” regular column in New Matter, Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar of California
  • “Deal 2.0,” The Deal Magazine and TheDeal.com, January 24, 2011
  • “Free Software Licensing is Vindicated-By a Patent Court,” New Matter, Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar of California, Volume 33; Issue 3, 2008
  • “Outsource Software Development and Open Source: Coming of Age in the 2000s” Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal, 2008
  • “Free Software Licensing is Endorsed – Under Copyright, and by a Patent Court” Olswang Technology News, September 8, 2008
  • “Open Source: The Dawn of the Age of GPL Enforcement,” Olswang Technology News, May 12, 2008
  • “Open Source: License or Contract?” Olswang Technology Update, Q1 2008.
  • “db4objects and the Dual Licensing Model,” db4objects, January 2007
  • “Open Source in M&A and Other Transactions,” Oregon Intellectual Property Newsletter, December 2006
  • “Open Source and the Long Tail of the Law,” Enterprise Open Source Journal, November 2006
  • “Legal Issues: The Contribution Conundrum,” Enterprise Open Source Journal, July 2006
  • “Only in America? Copyright Law Key to Global Free Software Model,” LinuxInsider, May, 16, 2006
  • “Tutorial on Software Engineering and Licensing Issues for Free Software,” University of Washington School of Law, March 21, 2006
  • “Managing Open Source Risks,” IT Business Edge, January 17, 2006
  • “Open Source: Chicken Little and Age-Appropriate Explanations,” LinuxInsider, May 4, 2005
  • “Dual-Licensing Open Source Models,” Linuxworld Magazine, April 2005
  • “SCOing, SCOing, Gone?” LinuxInsider, March 23, 2005
  • “The Fuzzy Software Patent Debate Rages On,” LinuxInsider, February 25, 2005
  • Author, “i-Technology Viewpoint: Mark My Words – Trademarks and Open Source,” Linuxworld Magazine, November 13, 2004
  • “Structuring Intellectual Property for Hi-Tech Firms,” International Tax Review, September 2003
  • “Thinking Outside the Lock Box: Negotiating Technology Escrows,” Computer and Internet Lawyer, July 2003
  • “Buying the Penguin: Acquisitions and Open Source,” CLA Bulletin, July 2003
  • “Why You Need to Understand Open Source Licenses,” International Technology Law Review, November 2001
  • “Helping Your Software Client Transform into an ASP,” The Internet Newsletter, July 2001
  • “A Lesson in Taxonomy: The Many Monikers of the Software Distribution Agreement,” The Computer Lawyer, November 1999
  • Continuing Column: “Clause of the Month,” Intellectual Property Strategist, 1998-1999
  • “Turning the Software Frog into a Multimedia Prince,” The Computer Lawyer, November 1997
  • “A Shrink Wrap by Any Other Name: Drafting and Enforceability of Web-Wrap Agreements,” 9 Technology and Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Fall 1996, at 1
  • “A Font by Any Other Name: Use of Fonts in Software Development,” 9 Technology and Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Spring 1996, at 1
  • “How to Avoid the Bruised-Knee Effect,” Data Based Advisor, November 1988 at 171 (on design defaults in data input programs)



  • Co-Chair and presenter, PLI, Open Source 2020: From Compliance to Cooperation, September 29, 2020, webinar.
  • Panelist, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting, Panelist, LEGAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH SHARING IP, September 23, 2020, webinar.
  • Panelist, 2020 GLOBAL INNOVATION LAW SUMMIT, University of Washington School of Law, Open Innovation and Intellectual Property, July 16, webinar.
  • IoT and the Special Risks and Rewards of Open Source Software and Technology Standards, PLI Internet of Things: Everything is Connected, June 24, 2020, San Francisco.
  • Open Source 101, From Project to Profit: How to turn your open source project into a business, May 12, 2020, webinar.
  • AUTM webinar on open source licensing, November 12, 2019.
  • Mozfest 2019, presentation on data licensing, London, October 24, 2019.
  • Patents, Open Source and Standards: An Emerging Landscape. UT Law CLE’s Advanced Patent Law Institute, November 7, 2019, Austin, TX.
  • The Legal and Business Risks of Non-Compliance (also, Co-Chair of Conference) PLI: Open Source Software 2019 – from Compliance to Cooperation, October 1, 2019, San Francisco.
  • What Color are your Razor Blades?: Open Source Business Models, Open Core Summit, September 20, 2019, San Francisco.
  • Technology Protocols and Standards, PLI: Internet of Things: Everything is Connected 2019, June 26, 2019. PLI San Francisco. 
  • Speaker, Delta Source: New Licensing Models and Open Source, University of Texas Technology Law Conference, May 23, 2019, Austin, TX. 
  • Speaker, Preparing for M&A, Open Source Software (OSS) Due Diligence Leading Practices, sponsored by KPMG, December 5, 2018, San Francisco, CA.
  • Panelist, Mergers & Acquisitions, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s annual Securities Regulation Institute, January 29, 2019, Coronado, CA.
  • Co-Chair, PLI, Open Source Software 2018 — from Compliance to Cooperation, November 28, 2018, San Francisco.
  • Panelist, License Restrictions and Commons Clause, Software Freedom Law Center, November 2, 2018, New York.
  • Panelist, Webinar, University Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements, October 30, 2018, Strafford.
  • A Primer on Open Source Software Legal Issues.  October 24, 2018, California Lawyers Association, Webinar.
  • Panelist, Preserving Proprietary Innovation in an Open Source World, ARM TechCon, October 18, 2018, San Jose.
  • Speaker, Open Source Due Diligence in M&A, Webinar, August 28, 2018.
  • Speaker, It’s a Wonderful FOSS — The Legal Nightmare of a World without Open Source, at Black Duck’s Flight West Conference, June 28, 2018, San Francisco, California.
  • Panelist, PLI’s 2018 Everything is Connected, the Internet of Things, on open and closed standards in IoT, June 27, 2018, San Francisco, California.
  • Panelist, Open Source Licensing Risks and Requirements, Webinar, Strafford, May 22, 2018.
  • Lecturer, ABA Scitech Section, Webinar, Negotiating Intellectual Property Representations and Warranties in SAAS Agreements, May 21, 2018.
  • Invited Expert, Workshop on Negotiating International Software Agreements, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Commercial Law Development Program of the US Department of Commerce, May, 2018.
  • Panelist, ABA Webinar,  Managing Open Source Software Due Diligence in Technology M&A Transactions, March 30, 2018.
  • Panelist, PIPG (Penn Intellectual Property Group) Symposium 2018: Open Source’s Impact on Innovation, Data Security, March 27, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Panelist, Strafford Webinar, Managing IP While Using Open Source: Copyright and Patent Licensing, February 20, 2018.
  • Lecturer, PLI, IP Issues in Business Transactions, Nuts and Bolts of Due Diligence, February 9, 2018, San Francisco, California.
  • Panelist, AIPLA Standards & Open Source, Copyright and Antitrust committee meetings, The Perplexing Intersection of Open Source, Copyright and Standards, January 25, 2018, Palm Springs, CA.
  • Panelist, Strafford Webinar, University Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements, December 5, 2017.
  • Open Source Strategy Forum, Contributing to Open Source Projects: Standards in Financial Services. November 14, 2017.
    Moderator, Open Source and it Role in 5G and other ICT Standards, ITU/NGMN Meeting, November 1, 2017, Bellevue, WA.
  • Panelist, Open Source Software: Challenges and Opportunities, ABA IP West Meeting, October 11, 2017, Long Beach, CA.
  • Workshop: Open Source Compliance, Strange Loop Conference, September 28, 2017, St. Louis.
  • Open Source and the Family Business, Linaro Connect, September 27, 2017, San Francisco.
  • Open Source and the Age of Enforcement, Black Duck Open Source Conference Korea, June 22, 2017, Seoul.
  • Negotiating in the Open: IP Warranties for Open Source Software in Commercial Agreement, University of Texas Technology Law Conference, May 25, 2017, Austin, TX.
  • Panelist, What In-House Counsel Need to Know about Open Source, Lot Bridge 1st Annual Meeting, May 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  • Stand up for your Product: Negotiating Warranties and Indemnities for Open Source Software, IP Section of Calif. State Bar, Licensing Interest Group, May 12, 2017, webinar.
  • Pokemon-Go Was Just a Beginning- Future of Augmented Reality, ItechLaw, India Meeting, February 2, 2017, Delhi.
  • Co-Chair, PLI, Open Source Software 2016—from Compliance to Cooperation, San Francisco, CA, December 21, 2016.
  • Panelist, Your Guide to Penguin Super Heroes—Open Source Software Advantages, Compliance, and Enforcement, IP Institute 2016,  Santa Barbara, CA, November 11, 2016.
  • Panelist, IP Strategy for Online Businesses, Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, June 6, 2016.
  • Presenter, Open Source Update, University of Texas Technology Law Conference, Austin, TX, May 26-27, 2016.
  • Panelist, OSCON, Aligning Patents and Open Source, Austin, TX, May 18, 2016.
  • Issues in Legacy License Agreements, IBSMA Compliance Manager Summit 2016, San Francisco, CA, March 8, 2016.
  • Presenter on open source licensing, SCALE, Pasadena, CA, January 22,2016.
  • Co-Chair, PLI, Open Source Software 2017, San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2017.
    IBSMA Software Asset Manager Summit, presentations on open source licensing, and negotiating enterprise software agreements, Chicago, IL, June 9-10, 2015.
  • Presenter, All Things Open, Raleigh, NC, October 20, 2015.
  • Moderator, Sticky Issues in Negotiating Enterprise License Agreements, Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, June 8, 2015.
  • University of Texas Technology Law Conference, Co-Chair and presenter on open source developments, Austin, TX, May 21-22, 2015.
  • Webinar, Prepping for the M&A Exit, May 12, 2015, sponsored by Palamida.
  • Panelist, Best Practices in Open Source, LAIPLA, Irvine, CA, February 3, 2015.
  • Speaker, Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal conference on Patent Rights and Open Source Licensing, Santa Clara, CA, January 23, 2015.
  • Speaker, panel on License-on-Transfer, 2014 LES 2014 Annual Meeting, prospective, San Francisco, CA, October 5-8, 2014.
  • Invited expert, Seminar on Technology Valuation and Commercialization in Iraq, Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in U.S., August 27, 2014.
  • Invited expert, Seminar on the Management of Technology Transfer Offices in Tunisia, Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in Istanbul, Turkey, December 3-6, 2013.
  • Panelist, PLI, Open Source and Free Software 2013: Benefits, Risks and Challenges, Hot topics panel, New York and San Francisco Presentations, November-December, 2013.
  • Speaker, Crucial Nuances to Consider When Using Open Source to Create Proprietary Products, American Conference Institute’s 17th Annual Software Licensing Agreements; Software Agreements – Cloud, SaaS, Open Source & Licensing, November 4, 2013
  • Panelist, Altai @ 21: Software Copyrights Revisited, Berkeley Center for law & Technology Roundtable Seminar, Berkeley, CA, October 25, 2013.
  • Speaker, University Sponsored Research: Moving Technology from Gown to Town, Webinar, September 3, 2013.
  • Speaker, Managing Open Source Software Supply Chains: Development and Trends, GT Conference and Webinar on Open Source Development, East Palo Alto, CA, July 24, 2013.
  • Moderator, “Best Practices for Automating Open Source Software Compliance,” Stanford eCommerce Best Practices Conference, Stanford Law School, Menlo Park, CA, June 28, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Hot Issues in Online Gaming,” ACC Privacy, Data Security & E-Commerce Committee CLE Program, San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2013 and East Palo Alto, CA, June 20, 2013.
  • Invited expert, Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, a Middle East Regional Forum on Establishment of Technology Transfer Offices and Technology Incubators in Istanbul, Turkey, April 8-11, 2013.
  • Speaker, “I-Win Committee Meeting,” ITechLaw 2013 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, May 1- 3, 2013.
  • Panelist, “Marriage of Science & Industry Part 2: Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer,” ESCoNS2 Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Art of the Deal 2.0 – Web 2.0 Issues in Technology Acquisitions,” PLI Teleconference on Technology Acquisitions, January 23, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Managing Open Source Requirements,” GT Conference/Webinar on Open Source Development, East Palo Alto, CA, December 6, 2012.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source in the Cloud,” 9th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, June 18, 2012.
  • Speaker, “Controlling and Complying with Open Source License Requirements,” Cloud Computing Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 6, 2012.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source Issues Involving M&A Transactions: Lessons Learned after 21 Years of GPL,” University of Texas 2012 Technology Law Conference, Austin, TX, May 24, 2012.
  • Panelist, “Copyright on the Move,” Legal Frontiers in Digital Media, Stanford, CA, May 21, 2012.
  • Lecturer, “E-commerce Agreement Workshop: Planning and Executing your Negotiation,” Association of Corporate Counsel Bay Area Chapter, Greenberg Traurig offices, Silicon Valley, CA, April 24, 2012; San Francisco, CA, April 26, 2012.
  • Lecturer, “Legal Issues in Cloud Computing – A Primer for Young Lawyers,” ITechLaw 8th Annual Asian International Conference in Bangalore, India, February 23, 2012
  • Webinar Presenter, “Understanding Derivative Works in Open Source Software: The “Border Dispute” of GPL version 2,” OpenLogic, May 23, 2011.
  • Webinar Presenter, “The Instant Impact of MDY Industries LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment Inc. On the Power of Software Licensing Agreements to Prevent Unauthorized Use of Content,” ExecSense, March 10, 2011.
  • Lecturer, “Drafting and Streamlining Your Software Licenses,” American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Software Licensing Agreements, September 23, 2010
  • Moderator, “Open Source: Protecting the Integrity of the Licensed Software by Controlling the Use and Manipulation of Open Source in Your License Agreement,” American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Software Licensing Agreements, September 21, 2010.
  • Webinar Presenter, “How to Create an Enterprise Open Source License Compliance Program,” Open Logic, June 23, 2010.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source Disputes — How to Defend, Settle and Avoid Them,” Open Source Business Conference, March 17, 2010.
  • Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, IT Industry Workshop in Prishtina, Kosovo on March 9-11, 2010
  • Teleseminar Presenter, “ALI’s Software Contract Principals: Concept, Clauses and Controversy,” Computer Law Committee of the State Bar of California, October 28, 2009.
  • Lecturer, “Master Class on Open Source Software Licenses,” American Conference Institute, The Practical and Tactical Art of the Deal in Software Licensing Agreements, San Francisco, CA, October 8, 2009.
  • Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Software Development and Intellectual Property Workshop in Prishtina, Kosovo on September 22-24, 2009.
  • Lecturer, “Integration of Open Source and Commercial Software in Products,” Law Seminar International, Open Source Software, San Francisco, CA, June 8, 2009.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source Risk Management and Strategy,” The University of Texas School of Law 2009 Technology Law Conference, Austin, TX, May 21-22, 2009
  • Lecturer, “Anatomy of OSS Licenses,” Open Source — Nothing But the Law, Olswang, May 14, 2009.
  • Lecturer, Second National Workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization, The Peninsula Manila, Philippines, April, 21-23, 2009.
  • Lecturer, “The Elimination of Operational Risk and Management of Operational Efficiency in the Enterprise: The Audacity of Open Source Hope,” Open Source Business Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2009.
  • Lecturer, “Cost Control: Open Source Software and Video Games,” Law Seminars International, Gamer Technology Law, Beverly Hills, CA, March 10, 2009.
  • Lecturer, AUTM Software and Digital Media Course, Austin, TX, June 20-21, 2008.
  • Lecturer, “Integration of Open Source and Commercial Software in Products,” Law Seminars International, San Francisco, CA, June 9, 2008.
  • Lecturer, The University of Texas School of Law 2008 Technology Law Conference, Austin, TX, May 22-23, 2008.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source Issues, Handling Intellectual Property Issues in Business Transactions,” Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, CA, April 28, 2008.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source Track: Licensing Best Practices,” AUTM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 29, 2008.
  • Lecturer, “Leveraging Dual Licensing and Open Source Business Initiatives,” ITechlaw 4th International Asian Conference, Mumbai, February 8, 2008.
  • Lecturer, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal Symposium, Implications of Free Software/Open Source Licensing Free and Open Source Licensing, Mountain View, CA, February 1, 2008.
  • Lecturer, “The Basics of Open Source,” Olswang Open Source Summit, Seattle, WA, November 9, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “Ensuring the Agreement Allows for the Use, Manipulation, and Control of Open Source Code,” American Conference Institute’s “The Practical and Technical Art of the Deal in Software Licensing Agreements,” San Francisco, CA, October 17, 2007.
  • Webinar Presenter, “Trends in Technology Licensing—the Impact of Leegin vs. PSKS on Vertical Price Restrictions,” Managing Intellectual Property, September 26, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “Technology Acquisitions and Transactions Involving Open Source Software: Principal Approaches and Solutions to the Pervasive Use of Open Source Software in IT Development Projects,” LSI Conference on Current Issues in Complex IP Licensing, Seattle, WA, August 23, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “Dual Licensing Models in 2007 — What Has Worked,” Linux World Conference Expo, August, 9, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “Will Open Source Survive?” The Fourth Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference: How to Deal with the Uncertainties of Online Business, Stanford Law School, June 18, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “Adopting Open Source Software: Legal Compliance and Risks,” University of Colorado School of Law, March 5, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “Creative Copyright-Based Commercialization of Code and Components,” Software IP Summit, Palo Alto, CA, February 20-21, 2007.
  • Lecturer, “The New Era in Technology M&A,” Law Seminars International, Menlo Park, CA, September 11, 2006.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source: Due Diligence and Drafting—A Practical Guide to Working with Open Source,” University of Texas Computer and Technology Law Conference, Austin, TX, June 9, 2005.
  • Lecturer, “Open Source: Risk Management and Use,” Stanford Ecommerce Best Practices Conference, Palo Alto, CA, June 03, 2005.
  • Lecturer, “A Review of IBM’s Common Public License,” Tysons Corner, VA, May 11, 2005.
  • Lecturer, “War Stories and Happy Endings: A Lawyer’s Perspective on Open Source Compliance,” LinuxWorld, Toronto, Canada, April 20, 2005.
  • Panel Moderator, “Open Standards—The Coming Storm In Information Technology and Bioinformatics,” ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference, Reston, VA, April 14, 2005.
  • Lecturer, “Dual Licensing: Untangling the Intellectual Property Knot,” Open Source Business Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 5, 2005.
  • Lecturer, “SCO v. IBM and the World,” Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 20, 2004.
  • Primary Presenter, Open Source Risk Management Seminar Series (a nationwide series of seminars on managing risks related to open source)
  • Panelist, “Business Models in Open Source,” ABA Annual Meeting, August 8, 2004
  • Lecturer, “Patent Pooling in Linux and Open Source,” Open Source Risk Management Advanced Seminar at LinuxWorld, August 1, 2004.
  • Lecturer, “What Software Lawyers Need to Know about Software,” Cisco Systems, July 29, 2004.
  • Lecturer, “Understanding Free and Open Source Software: Strategy, Tactics and Risk Avoidance in Working with the Penguin,” University of Texas School of Law Computer and Technology Law Institute, May 20, 2004.
  • Panelist, “Open Source – From Software to Genetics,” ABA 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, April 1, 2004.
  • Lecturer, “How to Ride the Penguin without Hitting Icebergs,” Open Source Business Conference, March 16, 2004.
  • Panelist, “New Open Source Software: Myths, Risks and Management of Open Source Software,” Glasser LegalWorks Copyright Law, 2004.
  • Lecturer, “Business Basics” (in Spanish, with Vicente Reyes), East Palo Alto StartUp, April 2003.
  • Lecturer, Trade Secret Licensing, Computer Law Conference, Seattle, WA, December 12, 2002.
  • Lecturer, “Fear of Open Source Licensing,” Minnesota CLE 2002 Computer Law Institute, October 15, 2002
  • Lecturer, “Open Source Software, the Legal Wrangling,” Legal Incite, CNET Radio, October 13, 2001.
  • Lecturer, “The Application Service Provider Model in Software Licensing,” Salt Lake City, UT February, 2001.
  • Lecturer, “Anatomy of a Shrink Wrap Agreement,” Legal Incite, CNET Radio, February 3, 2001.
  • Lecturer, “Intellectual Property,” Stanford BASES, E-Challenge Workshop, November 20, 2000.
  • Lecturer, “A License to Kill?: Copyright Ownership and Fair Use in an Age of Licensing,” Boalt Hall, May 1, 1997.

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