Partner at Piana.eu
Carlo Piana is a lawyer by training and a Free Software advocate. A qualified attorney in Italy, Piana has been practicing IT law since 1995, focusing his practice on software, technology, standardization, data protection and digital liberties in general , and serves as external General Counsel to the Free Software Foundation Europe ("FSFE").
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President at inno³
Co-organizator of the annual European Opensource and free software Law Event, Benjamin Jean is currently the inno³ company's CEO, an open innovation consulting firm focused on IP and project management . He also works as lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, teachs IP in several Masters and as consultant within the Gilles Vercken Law firm.
Benjamin Jean is author of a new book “Option Libre. The good usage of Free Licences” (http://framabook.org), co-author of the “Open Source Guide” professional whitepaper published by the Syntec Numerique and is involved in several working teams about open source and Open Data governance and/or licensing.
During it past position, he created the first CJOS (Open Source Law Center) He also co-founded, a few years ago, a French (community) project, named Veni Vidi Libri, which aims to inform creators and developers about free/OS licenses and to help them using free licenses.
Director at Wragge & Co. LLP
Based in the London office, I am a director in the TelTech team at Wragge & Co. For more than 10 years I have focused on technology-related matters. Particular areas of expertise are managing major IT procurement projects and advising on the legal issues associated with free / open source software.
Lawyer at id law partners
Malcolm Bain, partner at id law partners, Barcelona, specialises in Information Technology law and Intellectual Property law. He has a wide experience representing clients on both sides of IT transactions, with a special focus on the legal issues of open source software and content. He has participated in various R+D projects and written and lectured on many aspects of IT law, e-commerce and internet regulation. His pro bono activities include participation and advising several free and open software projects and communities.
Director at Sopinspace
teacher/researcher Law and IT at Groningen University
Partner at Ventoux ADVOCATEN bv
Partner at BCCC
Michel maintains a busy practice in both corporate and technology matters throughout Western Switzerland.
Michel is experienced in all typical corporate transactions, acting for entrepreneurs, buyers, sellers, investors and financial sponsors in mergers & acquisitions, private equity deals (including management and leveraged buy-outs), venture capital investments, debt financing arrangements and exits. He is regulary involved in crossborder transactions, as lead or local counsel, in multiple industries and sectors (retail, finance, travel, food, equipment, entertainment, luxury, watchmaking) with a special expertise in Internet and technology deals (IT, online media, web, biotech and cleantech).
Michel also frequently assists entrepreneurs and investors in multiple equity financing rounds for startups and fast growing SME companies, and provides shareholders, top management and board members with strategic and legal advice on shareholders' agreements and disputes, board governance and liability, and restructuring and refinancing schemes.
Michel's extensive technology/IP practice covers regulatory advice in IT, internet, telecoms / VoIP, liability of online media matters and drafting and negotiation of typical technology agreements (software development and licenses, SaaS, OEM/VAR/ASP, cloud computing). Michel regularly negotiates complex outsourcing agreements and migration projects as well as R&D joint venture and technology spin-offs.
He also frequently assists clients in intellectual property law (technology & know how transfers, on line content protection, trademark and domain name disputes, branding & advertising strategies), data protection compliance and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) licensing and Open Access / Creative Commons initiatives.Professional affiliations
Fulbright Alumni Association
Member of the Jury for the 2010 edition of the Strategis Prize, awarded to promising startups in Western Switzerland by HEC Lausanne University.
Member of the editorial board of Sic!, the leading Swiss review on IT, IP and competition law issues
Member of the European Legal Network of the Free Software Foundation Europe and of the editorial committee of the "International Free and Open Source Software Law Review".
Member of the Task Force Global Sourcing Contracts of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris
Consigliere at Associazione per il Software Libero
Francesco Paolo Micozzi
Lawyer at Micozzi
Director EU Management Consulting at UNISYS
President at Adullact
François ELIE, professor of philosophy, computer scientist amateur, is the ADULLACT co-founder and president. He is also AFUL vice-president. He published at Eyrolles in 2009 "Economie du logiciel libre" (free software economy). His cause is those of mutualisation of customers. I has two formulas: "a free software is free when it has been paid" and "public money should pay only once". ADULLACT is a pionner association gathering mainly French local authorities, who gave itself for vocation to develop a patrimony of administrative free softwares on public funds. It opened a forge, Adullact.net, and gave the idea of European forge osor.eu.
Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property at Hewlett-Packard Company
Mr. Orsi has practiced as an intellectual property attorney since 1991, working initially for IBM and later for Pirelli SpA; he then joined Hewlett-Packard in 1998. At present he leads HP worldwide intellectual property transaction team for HP’s imaging and printing business, providing legal advice on IP transaction matters such as IP licenses, including FOSS licenses, right to use opinions, mergers & acquisitions, strategic sourcing contracts and IP disputes.