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Tuesday, October 24 • 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Protecting Open Source: Managing Patent Threats & Reducing Risks - Keith Bergelt, Open Invention Network

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Patent Aggression Entities (PAEs) are attacking industries & putting them at severe financial risk. There's an uptick in activity in Banking, Financial Services, Retail, Energy & others. PAEs acquire patents from 3rd parties and generate revenue by threatening & pursuing litigation against others. They’re escalating attacks not just on companies but targeting Open Source users & developers. Many speculate more activity making PAEs a dangerous & long-term threat. Companies worldwide are seeking solutions to prevent & fight against these patent attacks & reduce risks. They're turning towards patent non-aggression & reconsidering patent defense approaches. They realize they need to adapt faster with open source & innovate without the shadow of litigation. They need community support. They need to offer customer & partner protection. Key Takeaways: o The current landscape & how patent litigation risks are rising at unprecedented rates o Defensive patent protection solutions o The relevance of patents & their future value in the new coopetition economy o How research has shown being part of a cross-license community allows faster innovation & demonstrates forward-thinking.

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Keith Bergelt

CEO, Open Invention Network
Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN) & is responsible for enabling, influencing, & defending the integrity of Linux and adjacent open source software as it relates to threats from patent aggressors. He was CEO of 2 Hedge Funds; a senior advisor to TPG; head of... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2023 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Regency Ballroom V (Regency Conference Center)