Patents & Open Source: Working with “Mixed” IP Strategies – Van Lindenberg September 2020

As companies start to integrate open source into their IP portfolios, many wonder: What about patents? Is it possible to have both a patent portfolio and fully participate in the open source community? The answer is yes, it is possible. But it requires a lot of thought and care, and a clear understanding of the different roles of patents and open source in supporting the business. Open source licenses do implicate patents, but that isn't the end of the story. This discussion will provide guidelines for managing a "mixed" IP portfolio including both patented and open source technologies.

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