December 17 - 18, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan
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Tuesday, December 17 • 17:10 - 17:40
What's the Value in Being Licensee/Member of OIN and Arriving at the Decision - Tsugikazu Shibata, Open Invention Network; Yoshitake Kobayashi, Toshiba Corp.; Tae Sugimura, Toyota Motor Corp.; Hirokazu Matsumura, Hitachi, Ltd & Yoshiaki Otora, NEC Corp.

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OIN has over 3K+ licensees as a part of patent non aggression community now, because Open Source is "must use" technology for companies and thus companies must address patent risk in Open Source. On the other hand, companies can feel caught in between open source culture and traditional patent culture especially in the case of companies that own large number of patents.
In this panel, we invite Licensee and Member companies of OIN to share their reason why they joined OIN, how they decided this and what kind of discussion happened internally. In addition, current state of affairs and what they are expecting in the future for OIN will be discussed.

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Yoshitake Kobayashi

General Manager, Toshiba
Yoshitake Kobayashi is the Senior Manager of The Open Source Technology Department at Toshiba Corporation. The team provides a Linux based system and related technologies such as Database and Web application frameworks for various Toshiba products. His research interests include operating... Read More →

Tae Sugimura

Project Manager, IP Promotion Dept., Intellectual Property Div, / Internal Audit Dept., Toyota Motor Corporation
Tae Sugimura is in charge of developing and executing IP strategies for connected vehicles. She is also responsible for establishing the management system of handling Open Source Software as well as setting up the specialized organization for OSS compliance within Toyota. On top... Read More →
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Tsugikazu SHIBATA

Techinical Director, ASIA, Open Invention Network
Tsugikazu Shibata has been working on coordinating between industry and the open source community for many years. He is currently Technical Director, Asia at the Open Invention Network (OIN), known as a largest patent non-aggression community in history, created to support freedom... Read More →

Hirokazu Matsumura

Japanese Patent Attorney, Hitachi
Hirokazu Matsumura is planning and executing intellectual property strategies for digital solutions and IoT platform at Hitachi. He is a member of Technical Advisory Council (TAC) of Open Invention Network (OIN).

Yoshiaki Otora

Manager, Intellectual Property Management Division, Licensing Department, NEC Corporation
Yoshiaki Otora has been working on promoting and leading IP-related activities such as licensing, patent sales, IP litigation, counseling in NEC Corporation.  He is also a member of Open Invention Network (OIN) board. OIN is known to a patent non-aggression community that supports... Read More →

Tuesday December 17, 2019 17:10 - 17:40 JST
Conference Room 402N