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Open Source Software and Standards Development: Competition Law Implications

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Richard Taffet and Michael Zymler will take part in the live webinar, “Open Source Software and Standards Development: Competition Law Implications.”

This webinar is part of 4iP Council's on-going IP educational activities and will consider the competition law implications of integrating standards development and open source efforts, to help facilitate that potential “win-win” outcome, and achieve the pro-competitive goals of standards development, rather than create risks of competitive harm that will deter innovation.

Richard and Michael will draw from their paper on this topic, Open Source Software and Standards Development: Competition Law Implications, SSRN, which submits that consensus-based approaches to standards development, where account is taken of all stakeholder interests, and which abide by principles of openness, balance and due process, should apply equally when SDOs accommodate open source projects.