Tearing Down the Wall between Open Source and Interoperability Standards

May 7, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 Minutes of MCLE

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How IP Strategies for New Technologies Can Open Gateways

Dina Kallay, Ericsson, Inc., Washington, DC


Benjamin Siders, Lewis Rice, St. Louis, MO
Michele Herman, JusTech Law, Bellevue, WA
John Lyon, Thomas Hortemeyer, Atlanta, GA
David Marr, Qualcomm, San Diego, CA

Presented by the Electronic and Computer Law, Copyright Law, and Standards and Open Source Committees.



  • Herman Photo Herman, Michele

    JusTech Law, PLLC | Founder

    Michele’s practice at JusTech Law focuses exclusively on legal and business issues affecting technology development and commercialization such as technology standards, open source software, and intellectual property transactions.
  • Kallay Photo Kallay, Dina

    Ericsson, Inc. | Head of Antitrust

    A global antitrust lawyer, with unique international antitrust experience, including agency experience from both the U.S. (FTC) and E.U (DG COMP) and extensive work on Asia-Pacific competition issues.
  • Lyon Photo Lyon, John

    Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP | Partner

    John’s practice areas at Thomas | Horstemeyer include electrical/computer patent prosecution, litigation, and open source software licensing.
  • Marr Photo Marr, David

    Qualcomm Inc. | Vice President, Legal Counsel

    Dave Marr is Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, where he currently leads the open source practice and policy team. Dave’s background in the fields of technology transfer and community licensing practices and has been involved in open source in various capacities since 1998.
  • Siders, Benjamin J.

    Lewis Rice, LLC | Member

    Ben is a partner in the intellectual property practice group at the law firm of Lewis Rice LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, and the current Vice Chair of AIPLA’s Copyright Law Committee. A second-career lawyer, he joined Lewis Rice in 2009 after retiring from his prior career as a software developer. Ben enjoys practicing IP law in a variety of disciplines, including computer and information technology, software licensing and compliance, as well as music, video games, and board games. Ben co-founded the St. Louis Game Developer Co-op, is a co-author of the American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Video Game Development, and has been published in the ABA’s Landslide journal on IP law.