is a senior partner who practices corporate securities and intellectual property at DLA Piper. DLA Piper has over 4200 lawyers in more than 30 countries and 65 cities. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Radcliffe's practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He has worked with many open source companies and is Chair of the Open Source Industry Group at the firm. He assisted Sun Microsystems in open sourcing the Solaris operating system and drafting the CDDL. And he represents other large companies in their open source matters including eBay, Accenture, Adobe and Sony. He represents or has represented many open source startups including SugarCRM, Zimbra, DeviceVM, Revolution Analytics, Gluster, Computing, Compiere, Funambol and Reductive Labs. He represented Siemens Venture Capital in their investment in MontaVista Software, Inc and Hummer Winblad and Morganthaler in their investment in MuleSource. He also serves as outside General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative and was the Chair of Committee C for the Free Software Foundation in reviewing GPLv3.
He has spoken on open source issues at the Open Source Business Conference, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel, American Corporate Counsel Association and O'Reilly Open Source Conference. In 1997, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Since 2004, he has been named one of Northern California's Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines. He is also listed in The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions, and in numerous other guides, including the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009, the 2003 Expert Guide - The World's Leading Trademark Lawyers and many annual editions of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Since 2009, Intellectual Asset magazine has named him among the "IAM 250 - The World's Leading IP Strategists." In 1997, the National Law Journal cited him as one of America's 100 most influential lawyers. The San Francisco Business Times has named him among the best lawyers in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1998, Harvard Law School designated him a "Distinguished Alumni". He has been quoted on intellectual property matters in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News and the Daily Variety. Mr. Radcliffe has published articles in such legal magazines as the National Law Journal, Trademark World, Computer Lawyer, California Law Business and Copyright World. He writes frequently on his blog about open source matters at www.lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
and has participated in a series of webinars on open source legal issues with Black Duck http://www.blackducksoftware.com/files/legal-webinar-series.html