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Wednesday, October 23 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Promoting Innovation By Preventing Bad Patents - Andrea Casillas, Open Invention Network

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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 Linux community to invent. The goal is to give innovators the leverage to proactively limit the resources that can be used by non-practicing entities (or trolls). In this talk, we will present practical community-based approach that make a difference.


Andrea Casillas

Director, Linux Defenders, Open Invention Network
Prior to becoming Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network, Andrea Casillas was a postgraduate fellow at the Institution for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, Assistant Director of the Center for Information Law and Policy and the Director of Peer To... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm BST
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