Amanda Brock

Amanda Brock
http://www.origin.co.uk
Origin International Technology Law Open Invention Network, United Kingdom

Amanda Brock is Director at the international technology law firm, Origin, www.origin.co.uk. Prior to joining Origin, she was General Counsel of Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project for 5 years leading their international legal team. Having graduated with Honours from Glasgow University, Amanda went on to obtain a Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University Law School and a LLM in IT and IP law from Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London. She has spent the last 15 years working in house in a variety of industries, was the first lawyer employed to work on the Freeserve ISP and was an editor of the Butterworth's publication Electronic Business Law. She is author of E:Business; The Practical Guide to the Laws now in its second edition and has contributed a chapter on commercial agreements in open source to Walden and Shentov, Free and Open Source Software: Policy, Law and Practise, published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Amanda has lectured extensively on IT and commercial law internationally.