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19 Nov 2012    Reports/ Presentations
Jost, Dannie


Challenges to the Patent System in face of Open Hardware

Open Knowledge Festival, 19 Nov 2012 - 22 Nov 2012, Helsinki, Finland

Dannie Jost gave a presentation outlining some of the challenges to the patent system presented by open source hardware at the "Open Knowledge Festival", under the topic stream treating open design, hardware, manufacturing and making; September 19, 2012; Helsinki, Finland. This topic stream generated considerable discussion, and it serves to educate an audience that is usually very adverse to patents and copyright, and helps the researcher understand the issuing conflicts surrounding emerging technologies, in particular digital technologies, and the maker movement (digitally enabled).

Challenges to the Patent System in face of Open Hardware