Van Lindberg


San Antonio, Texas

Van Lindberg is an intellectual property attorney with Taylor English specializing in the intersection of computer technology and law. Mr. Lindberg has been named one of “America’s Top 12 Techiest Attorneys” by the American Bar Association Journal and was recognized as one of the world’s top IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.

Mr. Lindberg specializes in open-source law and strategy, which has been his major focus for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of O’Reilly’s “Intellectual Property and Open Source,” and co-editor of the Open Source casebook. He also serves with many open-source foundations as a board member and legal counsel.

Mr. Lindberg is an expert in the emerging field of AI law, where he helps clients with the legal issues associated with creating and training machine learning models, using machine learning models to develop systems with novel capabilities, and using inference to generate new works.

In addition to Mr. Lindberg’s legal work, he is the founder of OSPOCO, the Open Source Program Office-as-a-Service company that pairs technical and community expertise with legal oversight and expertise. He develops natural language processing tools in his spare time and prefers programming in Python.


  • Python Software Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2012-2016 and Member of the Board of Directors, 2007-Present
  • Supreme Court Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent 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

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Spanish


“Building and Using Generative Models Under US Copyright Law,” Rutgers Business Law Review

June 9th, 2023

In a recent article for Rutgers Business Law Review, Van Lindberg discusses advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). AI continues to…

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Judge Kavanaugh On Intellectual Property

July 16th, 2019

In this article, I discuss what we might glean about Judge Kavanaugh’s leanings on IP issues.

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OSS and FRAND: Complementary Models for Innovation and Development

June 10th, 2019

Abstract In The Truth About OSS-FRAND, David Kappos and Miling Harrington argue that it is both permissible and desirable to charge FRAND…

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Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements

February 1st, 2018

I contributed two chapters to Technology Transactions: A Practical Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Agreements. Those…

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