Interview with Daniel Scales, Chief Brand Counsel, Linux Foundation

Jason Perlow Director of Project Insights and Editorial Content at the Linux Foundation spoke with Daniel Scales about the importance of protecting trademarks in open source projects.

JP Its great to have you here today and also welcome to the Linux Foundation. First can you tell me a bit about yourself where you are from and your interests outside work.

DS Thanks Jason It is great to be here. I grew up in Upstate New York lived in Washington and London for a few years after college and have been in Boston for the last 20 years. Outside of work I coach my daughters soccer team I like to cook and play my bass guitar and I am really looking forward to getting back to some live music and sporting events.

JP And from what organization are you joining us.

DS I have been with the Boston law firm Choate Hall amp Stewart since 2011. In addition to advising The Linux Foundation and other clients on trademark matters I helped clients with open source license questions technology licenses and IP-focused transactions. Before Choate I worked as IP Counsel at Avid Technology where I managed their trademark portfolio through a global rebranding and supported the engineering team on technology licenses.

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