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Wednesday, September 19 • 11:10am - 11:40am
Keynote: IP, Open Source Software, and the Latest in Mobile Consumer Electronics - Keith Bergelt, OIN

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From smartphones to tablets to navigation and entertainment devices for the automobile, a vast array of consumer electronics that we use every day operate on open source software – for example, open source Android based handsets have grown substantial market share since being introduced a few short years ago. Significant innovations in open source software have opened the market to increased competition, and exploded feature sets and capabilities, while dramatically driving down cost for consumers. As competition in consumer electronics has increased, so too has the complexity of navigating licensing and intellectual property in the space. The influx of open source based consumer electronics is a prime example of why technology business leaders, including chief intellectual property officers and licensing executives, need to increase their awareness around open source and the associated intellectual property landscape. Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network will discuss open source and its use in consumer electronics growth strategies as well as outline ways that companies can protect and enable themselves, while continuing to drive market demand.


Keith Bergelt

Open Innovation Network (OIN)
Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux. OIN launched in 2005 as a collaborative enterprise by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony. OIN enables and defends Linux through its royalty free patent licensing program and efforts such as Linux Defenders (www.linuxdefenders.org). Prior to joining OIN, Mr... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Conference Suite

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