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Ater Wynne and C. Bradford Biddle, P.C. Form Strategic Alliance To Grow Technology Consortia Practice

By Alyssa Stibolt Cicero
March 16, 2016

Ater Wynne and C. Bradford Biddle, P.C. have formed a strategic alliance to better service the growing legal needs of global technology consortia, such as  standards-setting organizations. Technology consortia are collaborative efforts in the high tech industry to develop interoperability standards or other technology innovations.

Brad Biddle, former Standards Counsel for Intel Corporation, is the principal of C. Bradford Biddle, P.C., a solo law firm that provides legal services to technology consortia. Biddle has engaged with hundreds of global standards-setting organizations, trade associations and open source foundations.

Ater Wynne, one of the region’s leading law firms for technology based companies, is one of only a few law firms nationally that has a team of attorneys focusing on technology consortia, including standards-setting organizations. Ater Wynne’s Technology Consortia Group, which is led by Frank X. Curci, includes other corporate and intellectual property attorneys such as Akana K.J. Ma, L. David Connell, and Ernie Bootsma.

Curci, who has worked with global technology consortia for years, believes this alliance, “is a unique opportunity to bring together our collective industry experience and insight as technology consortia attorneys to better serve this industry sector.”

Biddle believes this alliance gives both his firm and Ater Wynne, “an opportunity to provide our respective clients with deep expertise across the broad range of complex issues that global technology consortia face.” He further noted that, “the combination of skills and experience that we bring together is notable and extremely valuable to clients. We’re able to collaboratively offer a set of legal solutions that rarely are  available anywhere else.”

Todd Mitchell, Ater Wynne’s Managing Partner, states that, “it is uncommon to have two nationally recognized technology consortia attorneys like Brad and Frank under one roof. Standards-setting organizations and other technology consortia need a wide range of complex legal services including, corporate, intellectual property, tax and antitrust. That is why we believe Ater Wynne’s strategic alliance with Brad Biddle allows both firms to more effectively provide the full suite of legal services needed by these technology consortia clients.”

About C. Bradford Biddle, P.C.
Brad Biddle is the principal of C. Bradford Biddle, P.C., a solo law firm that provides legal services for standards development organizations, open source foundations and large and small firms navigating technology interoperability challenges. Previously, Brad was Standards Counsel for Intel Corporation, where he led the SIGs and Standards Practice Group.

Click here to view the Portland Business Journal article featuring the alliance.