11:30 am — 2:00 pm
Oracle Redwood City
350 Oracle Parkway

Redwood Shores, CA 94065 United States
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Open Source Licensing – Risks & Benefits

Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch


Prior to January 4:
LES Member: 
Non-Member: $45.00
LES Student: $25.00

After January 4:
LES Member:
LES Student Member:$35.00

The panel discussion will address benefits, risks, and practicalities of open source licensing across a number of domains, including developer participation in open source projects, inbound licensing and use of open source software in commercial and noncommercial settings, and outbound licensing and distribution of software as open source.  The panel will discuss best practices for evaluating and approving participation in open source projects and use of third party open source code in software development.  It will also examine open source license compliance and enforcement issues, including remedies in contract, copyright, and patent law.

Gabriel Ramsey, Partner, Crowell & Moring
Gabe is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. He focuses his practice on complex litigation involving intellectual property and cybersecurity. He has twice been named one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal and has been repeatedly recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He has substantial experience in high technology and entertainment-related matters involving trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark law. He has significant experience in carrying out internet enforcement actions and investigations involving cybercrime, trade secret misappropriation, fraud and deceptive activity, data breaches, and brand violations. He has also handled many licensing matters, open source licensing disputes, and general commercial disputes. He has significant experience in matters involving computer software, hardware, internet and networking technologies, video games, cloud computing, new media, and entertainment content.

Jim Wright, Chief Architect, Open Source Policy, Strategy, Compliance & Alliances, Oracle
Jim was a software engineer and development manager in the silicon valley throughout the 1990s, working as a consultant with a wide variety of well known hardware & software companies including Adobe, Logitech, 3Com, and Lotus Development, and eventually rising to the level of Director of Developer Relations and General Manager of Java Product Development at InstallShield before heading back to law school at Harvard Law. Previously, Jim worked in private legal practice at Sidley Austin handling patent licensing and disputes, research collaborations and joint ventures, IT sales and procurement for both government and private entities, mergers and acquisitions, and software licensing among other things. He joined Oracle as a senior member of the strategic initiatives legal team in 2008, and now as Oracle’s Chief Architect for Open Source Policy, Strategy, Compliance & Alliances, he reviews and approves all third party software and hardware in Oracle products on behalf of the Corporate Architecture team, assisting with source code and security policies, setting open source strategy for Oracle’s own open source offerings, and helping to manage Oracle’s relationships with open source communities worldwide.

Imelda Oropeza, Licensing Associate, CLP, Office of Technology Licensing , Stanford University
Imelda currently manages a caseload of over 300 software-related inventions with subject areas spanning Stanford’s 7 Schools: Business, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Law and Medicine. In addition to evaluating, marketing, and managing IP rights including patents, copyrights and trademarks for these inventions, Oropeza is responsible for negotiating licensing agreements with companies that range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Ms Oropeza has negotiated over 300 licenses in her 18-year tenure at Stanford’s OTL with companies, governments and non-profit organizations in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Japan and China. Ms Oropeza is a graduate from Stanford University and is a Certified License Professional (CLP).

Ruchika Agrawal, Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation, Oracle
Ruchika’s litigation experience is complemented by an advanced degree in Computer Science as well as real world programming, non-profit, public policy, and community service work. She works alongside outside counsel as they prepare for and try high-stakes cases (including trials and appeals up to the U.S. Supreme Court), arbitration, and commercial legal disputes). She works with internal clients on resolving different kinds of disputes, e.g., involving intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), privacy, security, open source, and contract related issues. Ruchika began her career at a major law firm before working for a federal judge before going in-house.

Matt Sarboraria, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Oracle
Matt leads Oracle’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright group. His team is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and policies for identifying, protecting, and managing the company’s intellectual property. His practice includes patent prosecution and portfolio management, IP licensing, litigation support, M&A support, and copyright, trademark and brand management. Prior to his current position, he served as Managing Patent Counsel in Oracle’s Litigation group, where his practice focused on IP disputes and related licensing matters. Before joining Oracle in 2006, Matt was in private practice where he focused on IP litigation. He has litigated cases throughout the country involving a wide variety of technologies, including database, middleware and application software, semiconductors, computer networking, and telecommunications equipment.

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