LinuxFest Northwest 2013

Bellingham, WA April 27th & 28th

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Software Patents: Who's Behind the Curtain?

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How do the court cases and legislative votes from the past few years impact the landscape of seemingly endless software patent suits? Where are all these patents coming from? Ms. Nicholson will give a top-level view of recent and relevant scholarly papers in the field, discuss evolving strategies and global efforts to staunch the flow of settlement money. She'll discuss the recent trends and financial models that are impacting our ability to just get back to making awesome free software already.



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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 15:00 to 16:00