Van Lindberg, intellectual property, copyright, open source and government policy and practice attorney

Van Lindberg

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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.


State Bar of Texas

Open Source Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member, 2018

Community Involvement

OpenStack Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors, 2013-2017

Python Software Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2012-2016 and Member of the Board of Directors, 2007-Present

Foreign Languages


Speaking Engagements



Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2006

Brigham Young University, B.S., 2003

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


American Bar Association Journal, America's Top 12 Techiest Attorneys, 2012

S.A. Scene, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," Intellectual Property, 2018

IAM Strategy 300 – The World's Leading IP Strategists, 2018

Texas Super Lawyers®, Rising Star for Intellectual Property, 2013