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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Van Lindberg

Van Lindberg

Van Lindberg is an IP and Open Source lawyer at the law firm of Haynes and Boone. About half of Van's time is spent on open source work, from basic compliance to strategic use of open source. The other half of Van's time is spent on patents, with an emphasis on patent evaluation and reexamination.

Van has programmed in more than a dozen languages, but his favorite is Python. His current hobby is computational linguistics as applied to the US Patent Database.


March 12th 4:55 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
How to kill a patent with Python