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IP Veteran Van Lindberg Joins Dykema’s San Antonio Office

March 7, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of IP veteran Van Lindberg to its Intellectual Property group in the firm’s San Antonio office. Lindberg will be focusing his practice on the intersection of technology and law.

Lindberg was most recently Vice President of Intellectual Property at Rackspace, where he led Rackspace’s vigorous defense against patent trolls and worked to end patent law abuse. Lindberg also played a prominent role in Rackspace’s relationships with open source communities, serving as Rackspace’s representative before the OpenStack Foundation, Linux Foundation, and on the advisory board for Docker, Inc. He also served as its Vice President of Technology, developing and leading a technical executive program for the most highly skilled tech employees across all business units and advising on the company’s technical strategy.

“I’m excited to join Dykema,” said Lindberg. “The firm impressed me with both the depth of its team as well as its devotion to client service.”

Lindberg was named as one of “America’s Top 12 Techiest Attorneys” by the American Bar Association in 2012, and is author of the book Intellectual Property and Open Source. He is a former Chairman and current General Counsel and Member of the Python Software Foundation Board of Directors.

“Van’s reputation and extensive background precede him,” said Dan Harkins, Office Managing Member of Dykema’s San Antonio office and member of the firm’s IP group. “We’re obviously thrilled that he’s joining us. His deep knowledge and experience in patent and technology transfer matters, combined with his highly technical experience in the world of open source software, will be of great benefit to not only our clients, but to the entire firm as well.”

Prior to his work with Rackspace, Lindberg was with Haynes and Boone, LLP, representing companies in high-stakes patent litigation and inter partes review proceedings. Lindberg received his J.D. and a B.S. in both Computer Engineering and History from Brigham Young University.