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Tuesday, October 14 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Software Patent Litigation: What Have We Learned? - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network

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The huge increase in software patent litigation over the last 15 years has produced reams of articles, cost fortunes and even snagged the US President's attention. But when something goes on for long enough, it also produces data -- lots of data. So what have we learned?

Non-practicing entities are growing and litigation costs increase each year, but that's hardly the whole story. Ms. Nicholson will examine data from academic and industrial sources to see what it all means for Linux, Android GNU and the rest of the free and open source community. While some solutions are already working, more data brings more opportunities to impact the patent field in way that lets developers worry less about patent suits.

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Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is the Director of Community Outreach at the Open Invention Network, the Community Manager at MediaGoblin and a board member at OpenHatch. She helps software projects of all sizes understand the implications of free and open source licenses and the current patent landscape. She has been invited to speak at free and open source software conferences on several continents including LinuxCon Europe, FISL (Brazil), Linux Con Australasia... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
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