Andrew Updegrove is a co-founder and partner of the Boston law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP. Since 1988 he has worked with over 180 consortia, accredited standards development organizations and open source foundations, most of which he helped form. He has testified before the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Congressional and state committees regarding consortia and standard setting, and has filed pro bono “friend of the court” briefs with the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Trade Commission on leading standards litigation. In 2002, he launched ConsortiumInfo.org, the most extensive resource on the Internet dedicated to consortia and standard setting. In 2004 he was asked to join the United States Standards Strategy revision committee, received the President’s Award for Journalism from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2005, and has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of ANSI, the Free Standards Group, the Linux Foundation and WorkCred, as well as on the advisory boards of numerous open collaboration groups. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Cornell University Law School.
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