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Christian H. Nadan

Christian H. Nadan

Actian Corporation
SVP & General Counsel
Palo Alto, CA, USA


Chris Nadan is SVP & General Counsel of Actian Corporation, a leader in Data Management, Integration and Big Data Analytics software offered both in the cloud and on-premise. He heads the legal department and is responsible for all legal affairs for Actian (formerly Ingres Corp.). 

Mr. Nadan was formerly Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel for Sun Microsystems, Inc., heading the legal group responsible for supporting Sun software. In addition, Mr. Nadan has been an adjunct professor of law at the U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law for 17 years teaching a course on intellectual property transactions. 

Mr. Nadan is also a co-author of the Common Development & Distribution License (CDDL), an open source license certified by the Open Source Initiative.

Before joining Sun, Mr. Nadan was an attorney at Farella, Braun & Martel in San Francisco where his practice included IP litigation and client counseling for high technology companies. Mr. Nadan received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.
Christian H. Nadan is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Closing the Loophole: Open Source Licensing & the Implied Patent License (Reprinted from: 26 The Computer & Internet Lawyer 1 (August 2009)) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, San Francisco, CA
IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018, Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast IP Issues in Business Transactions 2018 SF, Thursday, February 08, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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