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Andrew Hall

Hall Law
Partner
San Francisco, CA
Andrew Hall is a software legal specialist with a practice focused on developing and implementing software commercialization strategies including both commercial and free and open-source software (FOSS) components. Andrew leverages his technical background to help his clients protect their valuable intellectual property and technical assets, avoid contractual disputes and claims of infringement, and develop effective and efficient policies, practices, and procedures for commercializing their software and other intellectual property assets.


Andrew is a founder of Hall Law, a boutique law firm focused on software, open-source, and IP governance.  Andrew regularly counsels clients on developing business models that include, depend upon, or are exclusively based in free and open-source software. Andrew also has experience counseling clients across a spectrum of circumstances on free and open-source software governance, audits, use, and compliance including hosted and distributed use of software licensed under copyleft (aka hereditary, reciprocal, and viral) licenses such as the GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).


Prior to founding Hall Law, Andrew counseled clients on open-source and IP governance at Fenwick & West.  Andrew also has experience in patent litigation, USPTO interference, and other patent and trademark-related disputes from Knobbe Martens.  Before receiving a J.D. from the University of Chicago and after receiving a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University, Andrew enjoyed a career as an applications engineer.

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Keynote: State of Open Source - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation Grand Sierra Ballroom

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