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Wednesday, September 13 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
BoF: Patents + Open Source = Possible Marriage? = Krishna Pathiyal, Cisco Systems

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Open Source Software (OSS) is the antithesis of proprietary protection by patents and/or trade secrets. Has software development evolved such that the combination of technical standards and OSS effectively define the non-monopoly in the marketplace and displace patents in the software field, or do patents in the software field still have value and room for those utilizing OSS as a contributor or otherwise? In this BoF event, Krishna Pathiyal will lead the discussion about the sometimes misunderstood and uneasy interface between patents and OSS, and discuss best practices to preserve important rights and mitigate liabilities.


Krishna Pathiyal

Senior Director of Intellectual Property, Cisco Systems
Education: By way of education background, Krishna graduated from the University of Oxford with an M.B.A. with distinction, the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law with an LL.B. and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering with an B.A.Sc. with magna cum la... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Atrium III
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