Rackspace, a leader in providing cloud computing has announced on Feb. 19, 2013 about its appointment of Van Lindberg as its Vice President of intellectual property. Before joining Rackspace, Lindberg worked at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Richardson, Texas for six years and there he practiced property and patent prosecution on open source licensing. In early-stage startups Lindberg analyzed multiple patent portfolios and offered IP advice and patent prosecution during his service at Haynes and Boone. Lindberg served as Chairman in the board of the Python Software Foundation and has written “Intellectual Property and Open Source”, a book on the open source licensing model.
According to a recent report by IT world on Rackspace’s fourth quarter earnings, Lindberg’s expertise plays well with Rackspace’s focus on OpenStack and seems to support the direction that Rackspace is zeroing in on in terms of open source, which is a huge component in its strategy in winning enterprise customers. “As the paths for open source and cloud computing intersect rapidly and patent trolling continues to run rampant, Van’s experience in managing patents in open source models will be key to the continued success of the Rackspace open cloud,” Rackspace General Counsel Alan Schoenbaum said in a statement.
American Bar Association Journal has announced in 2012 that Lindberg was one of “America’s Top 12 Techiest Attorneys”. “This is an important time for the development of open cloud technology, as a variety of open cloud ecosystems are beginning to take shape,” Lindberg said in a statement. “As the computing model continues to evolve, we look to help shape how the legal community responds to the new ways technology is offered and ensure Rackspace continues to set the pace of innovation within the open cloud revolution.”
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