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Friday, October 12 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Old and New Battlegrounds in the Patent War: Defending Innovation in Linux - Shane Coughlan, Open Invention Network

The intellectual property conflicts involving mobile market leaders Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Apple, and RIM are making headlines daily while cloud computing has become an important strategic battlefield for technology industry competitors. These tensions over patents are only going to increase. Some within the technology community believe that patents serve to foster and protect innovation in the marketplace. Shane's talk will help to provide insight in the field of patents, and how to avoid the minefield that exist, especially in these new arenas.

The audience would be innovators, inventors and Linux software developers. The talk will provide valuable knowledge on defensive patent pools and other community defensive initiatives that can help defend innovation and outline ways that the Linux community can actively assist in reducing the effectiveness of IP used against the community.


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Shane Coughlan

Regional Director Asia, Open Invention Network
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication methods and business development. He founded the European Legal Network, helped establish the first law review and law book dedicated to FOSS, and co-founded the Binary Analysis Tool project. He is Regional Director Asia at Open Invention Network, an Executive Director at OpenForum Europe, and a Visiting Researcher at Shimane University. He delivers speeches and leads panels at events in... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:30am - 12:10pm
Meeting Room 2 JW Marriott Hotel