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Tuesday, November 11 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Future of Open Source Copyright and Patent Strategy - Shane Coughlan, OIN

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The success of Open Source has lead to a refinement in the way companies approach “IPR” strategy. This goes beyond weighing individual Copyright licenses or Patent grants: today the Linux eco-system has a record number of contributors and maintains the largest patent cross-license community in the world. We are observing the emergence of a social movement characterised by co-opetition - simultaneous competition and cooperation - where companies compete on products but collaborate on platforms. This “Smart Innovation” is characterised by a system of more efficient investment and it has ramifications for how companies determine business and legal priorities. This talk unpacks what is happening, explains how everything is connected, and discusses where we are going next.

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Shane Coughlan

VP, Global Business Development, Insignary
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. He is well known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the primary NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 270 legal counsel and technical experts across 4 continents, and launching the first... Read More →

Tuesday November 11, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Kumkang 1 & 2

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