Andrew Updegrove is a co-founder and partner of the Boston law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP. Since 1988 he has worked
with over 115 consortia, accredited standards development organizations and open source foundations. He is a frequent international speaker on standards and open source topics, and has testified before the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and Congressional subcommittees regarding consortia, standard setting and intellectual property matters. He has also filed pro bono “friend of the court” briefs with the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Trade Commission in support of the standards setting process in leading standards related litigation. In 2002, he launched ConsortiumInfo.org, the most extensive resource on the Internet dedicated to consortia and standard setting, and Standards Today, an e-Journal with thousands of government, industry and academic subscribers around the world. In 2005, he launched the Standards Blog, which reports and provides analysis on issues of importance to the open standards and open source communities. In 2004 he was asked to join the United States Standards Strategy revision committee, and in 2005 received the President’s Award for Journalism from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of ANSI, the Free Standards Group, and the Linux Foundation, on the Advisory Boards of HL7 and Open Source for America, and as a Fellow of the OpenForum Academy. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Cornell University Law School.