Seminar: Intellectual Property and Open Source: (im)possible?

13 November 2014
16:00h - 19:00h
HSD Campus
Organised by:
V.O. Patents & Trademarks

If you are participating in a consortium and are working on innovations in open source, it is important to consider intellectual property rights. For more information about this topic you can join  the seminar ‘IP and Open Source: (Im)Possible’.


Seminar: Intellectual Property and Open Source: (im)possible?
Open Source appears to be an unlimited source of collaboration for the purpose of developing security software and hardware. But how exactly do you earn a living from these developments? And how open and secure is Open Source in reality? By making focused choices to adopt Open Source developments, protected developments or combinations of the two, you can create an opportunity to develop a business case of your own!

All the risks and opportunities at a glance
In this seminar, V.O. Patents & Trademarks will explain the legal differences that exist between Open Source and Closed Source development. We will also examine the different types of licences and how software is patented, and explain which business models you can use when working with Open Source software and hardware. Take part in this seminar and you will find out all there is to know about the latest risks and opportunities that Open Source has to offer.


For more information on the protection of property rights, have a look at the report '10 Golden Tips for Protecting a New Product'.