Chris Nadan

Chris Nadan is an Associate General Counsel and Director for Sun Microsystems, Inc. He heads the legal group responsible for supporting all Sun software.

In addition, Mr. Nadan is an adjunct professor of law at the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law where he teaches a course on intellectual property transactions. Mr. Nadan is also a frequent speaker to industry groups, including the Open Source Development Labs (home to Linus Torvalds) and the Computer Law Association (simulcast to 21 cities in 7 countries), and has authored a number of published articles, including “Open Source Licensing, Virus or Virtue?” (10 Texas I.P. Law Journal 349 (2002)), and “Software Licensing in the 21st Century: Are Software “Licenses” Really Sales, and How Will the Industry Respond?” (32 Am. I.P. Law Assoc. Q. J. 555 (Fall 2004)).

Before joining Sun, Mr. Nadan was an intellectual property 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 Boalt Hall School of Law.