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Tuesday, October 22 • 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Software Patents: Solutions for Developers - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network

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Software patents are a big problem for developers. In countries where they are valid, you can unexpectedly discover you have infringed patents and face legal threats from both big corporations and from ethically suspect companies set up purely to demand money with patents - ""patent trolls"". Even in countries where software patents are not granted, risk remains both from international use of your software and in the event you succeed and want to do business in other countries where software patents are numerous. Deb and Simon will discuss some of the of the most recent developments and describe possible solutions.

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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 22, 2013 12:10pm - 1:00pm

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