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Promoting Innovation by Preventing Bad Patents

Proposed are methods for the open source community to continue creating and innovating while proactively protecting itself from threats of litigation.

26.Sep.2013 from 11:00 to 11:30
30 minutes
Sala Alfa

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It’s hard to escape the inefficiencies of the patent world. The amount of patent litigation has drastically increased, specifically in technologies based in computer software. Further, patent wars are extending beyond large corporations to startups and individual developers. Those in the open source world are encountering two options: fly under the radar and hope to avoid lawsuits or license often times dubious patented technology. Now is the time to introduce another option and begin to protect your freedom to operate.

The Linux Defenders program, supported by Open Invention Network (OIN), sets to provide healthy avenues for the open source community to innovate and invent. The goal is to give creators and innovators the leverage to proactively limit the resources that can be used by non-practicing entities (commonly known as trolls). In this talk, we will present practical community-based approaches that make a difference and effectively fight against the patenting of obvious inventions.

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