September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Monday, September 27 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
(IN-PERSON) Cybersecurity Challenges & Community Based Risk Management - Keith Bergelt, Open Invention Network

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With the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack, the SolarWinds software supply chain attack, and the early 2021 rush to patch vulnerable Exchange servers, cybersecurity is top of mind for everyone today, including the open source community. In order to meet the cybersecurity challenges of tomorrow, we must invest and rapidly deploy new, innovative systems with open source solutions. A potential impediment to this is the growth of cybersecurity technology-related intellectual property lawsuits. Mr. Bergelt will discuss the benefits of an IP strategy that enables open source innovation in this space. He will showcase some of the strategies that open source community members can implement by working through defensive patent management and risk reduction programs authored by entities like RPX, LOTnet, Unified Patents and AST to reduce Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) and operating company risk. Finally, Mr. Bergelt will explain how cybersecurity market participants like IBM, Microsoft, Broadcom, Checkpoint, Cisco, Sophos, Trend Micro, and others are benefiting from patent non-aggression through free membership in the Open Invention Network (OIN).

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Keith Bergelt

CEO, Open Invention Network
Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, created to support freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has nearly 4,000... Read More →

Monday September 27, 2021 11:15am - 12:05pm PDT
Room 501
  Wildcard, Cybersecurity