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Wednesday, October 15 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Collaboration Beyond Development - Co-opetition and the Long Game - Shane Coughlan, OIN

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Collaboration around Open Source has lead to common strategic goals for SMEs and multinationals across the world. It is characterised by a social movement of co-opetition - simultaneous competition and cooperation - where companies compete on products but collaborate on platforms. The underlying concept is “Smart Innovation” that empowers everyone to make better products and services. This leads to a corresponding refinement in the way many companies approach “IPR” strategy. Such refinement initially focused on acceptance of Copyright licenses like the GPL but has evolved to include other areas of business strategy. Most strikingly, today the Linux System has the largest patent cross-license community in the world by a wide margin, with EMEA companies being some of the most numerous and active participants. This talk unpacks what is happening and discusses where we are going next.

This talk is suitable for legal and business decision-makers with a governance or strategy role. It does not presume pre-knowledge of existing activities.

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Shane Coughlan

OpenChain General Manager, Linux Foundation
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm CEST
Room 16

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