Developers regularly encounter issues with the legal infrastructure of software. Co-presented by a lawyer and a software developer, this presentation is a tightly packed overview on the need-to-know issues of copyrights, patents and trademarks for busy developers who wish to simply know the bare essentials, so they can get on with their work while still remaining well-informed on legal issues.
Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, a company formed by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to protect Linux, will share his insights into the build-up and ramifications of the patent arms race for the open source community. He will discuss common legal pitfalls in this environment and provide open source companies and developers with tools and strategies that they can use to avoid these pitfalls.
When you receive the dreaded legal letter about intellectual property infringement, what do you need to know so you can determine whether you’re dealing with a patent troll or actual competitor? Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, will discuss four key steps, along with strategies, on how to make the right call.