My name is Frederick Ding, and I am a lawyer at Desmarais LLP, with a focus on district court patent litigation and appeals. My particular interests are in the intersection of technology and law.
- Technology and law
- Intellectual property for software, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare goods
- Internet regulation: net neutrality, free speech/anonymity, scarce resource allocation
- Privacy: surveillance, encryption
- Cybersecurity: corporate breaches, cybercrime, criminal law policy
- End-user rights: format shifting, anti-circumvention, scraping, other fair use
- E-discovery, information management, and digital obsolescence: hidden metadata, forensic inspection, preservation, archival
- Consumer protection
- Mandatory arbitration clauses, class action waivers, access to justice
- Programming & web development
- Homelab (computer networking, virtualization, systems administration)
- Enterprise-grade server and storage hardware (what’s in my homelab)
- VMware vSphere & ESXi, Citrix XenServer, KVM & Proxmox, Kubernetes, Docker
- IPv6, VLANs, 10GbE over fibre and multigig copper, power-over-ethernet
- ZFS on Linux, LTO tape backup, Blu-ray optical media
- Active Directory, FreeIPA, LDAP, SAML, OIDC, SSO, Keycloak
Open source work
Coding is a hobby. Most of my past open source projects are now unmaintained. Other than my own projects, I occasionally contribute bug reports and fixes to open source software that I run in my homelab, including GitLab, oVirt, FreeIPA, and Keycloak. Among other things, I also maintain a mirror tracking the master branch of HandBrake that gets continuously built in GitLab CI.
Elsewhere on the web
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