Terry Ilardi specializes in open source and copyright matters for the IBM Corporation where he is IBM's Copyright Counsel. In previous assignments at IBM Mr. Ilardi's responsibilities have included contracts, licensing, patent preparation and prosecution, and trademarks.
Mr. Ilardi is an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School where he teaches software licensing. He was chairman and founder of the Intellectual Property Owner's Association Open Source Committee from its inception in 2002 through 2007 and was an active participant in the GPLv3 Discussion Committee B from 2006 through the GPLv3's publication in June, 2007. He was an adviser to the UC Berkeley Copyright Principles Project and also served as an adviser to the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Software Contracts project. Mr. Ilardi has presented on the GPL, open source licensing, mass market contracts and copyright for the ABA, AIPLA, PLI, IPO and numerous other professional organizations and educational institutions and has published several articles on these same subjects.
Mr. Ilardi is a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School and holds a B.S. in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook. He is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.