“Self-replicating Technologies: Open Source & Patents”
2019-08-30, 12:00–12:20, Menuet Room

This talk will provide an analysis of U.S. caselaw regarding self-replicating technologies, such as open source code, and patent exhaustion rights. It will discuss what it currently means to "sell" a "product" sufficiently to invoke patent exhaustion, and how that corresponds to the normal ways in which organizations typically interact with FOSS.