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Visiting Scholar

November 04, 2014

Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that it will host Brad Biddle as a Visiting Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year.

Brad is currently on sabbatical from Intel Corporation, which he first joined in 2000. For the past six years he served as standards counsel, a role that included leading the legal department practice group focused on technology standards development efforts (USB, WiFi, 4G, and so on) and related industry collaborations. He previously served as primary counsel for Intel’s Systems Technology Lab, led Intel’s involvement with the Internet Governance Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization (including the efforts that culminated in a decision by WIPO to not actively pursue the flawed Broadcast Treaty), and engaged in various other copyright policy and open source matters. Prior to joining Intel he was an associate in Cooley LLP’s technology transactions practice, and served a stint as vice president of business development and general counsel for Internet music pioneer

Brad has taught technology standards and Internet law courses as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University and California Western School of Law, and was a fellow at Stanford Law School¹s Center for Internet and Society. His recent published academic research has focused on technology standards and interoperability. While at Lewis & Clark his research will focus on developing a taxonomy of strategic approaches to technology standards taken by different firms, limitations on the effectiveness of patent disclosure rules in standards setting organizations, open hardware licensing models, and the relationship between open source software and open standards.

Brad is also currently focused on putting theory into practice by launching Open Bike Inc., an Oregon public benefit (or “B”) corporation focused on advancing the vision of the Open Bike Initiative project. OBI aims to transform bike sharing with an innovative “smart lock” technology and an approach based on open hardware, open software, and open standards.

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