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Tuesday, July 1 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Freedom to Innovate - Shane Coughlan, Open Invention Network

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From smartphones to automotive IVI devices, a vast array of consumer electronics operate on Open Source Software. Significant innovation has opened the market to increased competition while expanding features and capabilities, and dramatically driven down cost for consumers. As competition has increased so too has the complexity of navigating licensing and patent concerns in the space. The rapid influx of Linux-based consumer electronics is a prime example of why technology business leaders need a deep understanding of how leading Open Source stakeholders address challenges and seize opportunities. Shane Coughlan, Global Director of Licensing for Open Invention Network, will outline ways that companies can insulate themselves from risk while continuing to drive market demand and encouraging competition.

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Shane Coughlan

VP, Global Business Development, Insignary
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. He is well known for building bridges between commercial and non-commercial stakeholders in the technology sector. His professional accomplishments include establishing a legal department for the primary NGO promoting Free Software in Europe, building a professional network of over 270 legal counsel and technical experts across 4 continents, and launching the first... Read More →

Tuesday July 1, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm

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