Brad has engaged with hundreds of different standards setting organizations (SSOs) and related trade associations and open source foundations. He has extensive experience forming new SSOs, coordinating SSO liaisons and mergers, developing groundbreaking new intellectual property policies, developing and reviewing SSO antitrust policies, counseling on a wide range of non-profit and corporate law issues, facilitating transitions from consortia to formal international organizations, mediating Board disputes, forming patent pools, engaging on standards policy with governments worldwide, and addressing countless permutations of one-off problems arising in particular SSOs and open source software and hardware projects.
Prior to launching his independent practice in 2015, Brad Biddle served for seven years as Standards Counsel for Intel Corporation, where he led Intel’s global SIGs and Standards Practice Group. Earlier in his fourteen-year Intel career Brad served as lead counsel for the Systems Technology Lab, where, among other things, he coordinated several large research projects involving industry, university and government participants. Brad led Intel's involvement with the Internet Governance Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization. He coordinated an extensive industry and NGO effort that culminated in a decision by WIPO to not actively pursue the flawed Broadcast Treaty. Brad also played a lead role for Intel in connection with development of the GPL 3.0 open source license, and managed a broad range of e-commerce and privacy and security issues associated with Intel’s electronic interactions with suppliers and customers.
Before joining Intel, Brad was an associate attorney in Cooley LLPs technology transactions practice, and served a brief stint as VP of business development and General Counsel for Internet music pioneer MP3.com.
Brad has taught technology standards and Internet law courses as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University and California Western School of Law, and was a non-residential Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Lewis and Clark School of Law. He has published numerous academic papers.
Brad currently serves as the Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors of the Joint Development Foundation, a non-profit that provides the corporate and legal infrastructure to enable groups to quickly establish and operate lightweight collaborations to develop technical specifications, standards, and source code.
In 2007, while on sabbatical from Intel, Brad founded the Desert Biofuels Initiative, a non-profit focused on algae-based biofuel. DBI coordinated the installation of an algae bioreactor on the roof of an Intel fab and used waste CO2 emissions to grow algae for biofuel. In 2014 he founded Open Bike Inc., a social benefit company focused on developing an open platform for next generation bike sharing technology.
Brad graduated cum laude from University of San Diego School of Law in 1997, where he was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif honor society and served as an editor of the San Diego Law Review. He began his undergraduate education as a film student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and completed his B.A. at the University of California San Diego, where his studies focused on the politics and cultures of developing countries in Asia and Africa.
Brad is a member of the California and Oregon bar associations. He lives in Portland, Oregon.