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Van Lindberg

Partner

Taylor English Duma LLP

Van Lindberg is an intellectual property attorney with Taylor English specializing in the intersection of computer technology and law. He 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.

Recent Articles by Van Lindberg

Recognizing AI-Assisted Art: The Copyright Office is Using the Wrong Legal Standard

The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) released its decision this past week in Kristina Kashtanova’s case about the comic book, Zarya of the Dawn. Kashtanova will keep the copyright registration, but it will be limited to the text and the whole work as a compilation. In one sense this is a success, as the Office was previously threatening to revoke the copyright altogether. But the Office limited the registration and specifically excluded the individual images created by Kashtanova from the copyrighted material. This is a setback for all the artists that would like to use artificial intelligence (AI) tools as part of their creative process.

Amendments in IPRs? Welcome back to the future

The industry reaction to Aqua Products v. Matal has been swift. In IPWatchdog’s Industry Roundup blog post, there was broad acclaim. However, for those involved with post-grant proceedings before the AIA, however, Aqua Products at most means a return to the amending regime allowed under the previous inter partes post-grant procedure, inter partes reexaminations. Given that IPRs were explicitly designed to extend and amend the previous inter partes reexamination procedures, a comparison of amendment practice under the two procedures makes a number of lessons clear.

Past Events with Van Lindberg

Artificial Intelligence Masters™ 2023

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 1:00 pm EST