Board of Trustees
2010 Board Election
Candidate: Brad Biddle
Brad Biddle is currently Intel Corporation's lead attorney for standards-related matters worldwide. He previously served as primary counsel for Intel's Systems Technology Lab, led Intel's involvement with the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and drove various other copyright policy, open source, and e-business matters for Intel.
Brad recently coordinated a coalition of large companies, trade associations, prominent public interest organizations, library groups and other NGOs (including ISOC) in opposition to WIPO's flawed Broadcast Treaty. He also played a key role in organizing industry and NGO efforts to oppose mandatory copyright filtering in Europe and elsewhere.
Brad currently teaches Technology Standards as an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. During the 2007-08 academic year he was a non-residential Fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, where his research focused on the economic benefits of copyright fair use.
In early 2008, while on sabbatical from Intel, Brad co-founded a non-profit social venture called the Desert Biofuels Initiative, and he serves on the DBI Board. DBI focuses primarily on policy-oriented research aimed at advancing a vision of environmentally sustainable, locally-created biofuels.
In the past Brad has taught Internet Law as an adjunct faculty member at ASU and at California Western School of Law, practiced information technology law with Silicon Valley law firm Cooley Godward LLP, and served a brief stint as General Counsel and VP of Business Development for Internet music pioneer MP3.com. He was vice-chair of the Electronic Commerce Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Cyberspace Law Committee, and served on the ABA's Ad Hoc Task Force on Electronic Contracting in the heyday of the "digital signature" debates.
Brad graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1997, where he was as an editor of the San Diego Law Review and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. He received a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego in 1994, and studied film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts from 1986-87.