World Intellectual Property Organization

Malcolm Bain

Socio/Partner, ID Law Partners & Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF), Barcelona

Malcolm Bain is founding partner of id law partners, boutique law firm in Barcelona specialising in IT law. Malcolm specialises in information technology and intellectual property law. He has a wide experience representing clients on both sides of IT transactions, including several public administrations. Malcolm’s special focus is on the legal issues of open source software and content, including both developing and freeing software, establishing licensing strategies and IPR enforcement.

Malcolm is member of the Free Software Foundation Europe, and Free Software Chair of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, and lectures on the legal aspects of the open source software and ICTs at Masters level (Univ. Oberta de Catalunya, Univ. de Lleida), as well as participating in many conferences on these subjects, including the Barcelona IGC and the European Parliament in December 2009.

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