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Recent developments in the law have made it clear that developers will be living with software patents for the foreseeable future. Some companies are responding by amassing patents at almost unprecedented prices. How can open source companies respond to these developments? How should we be thinking about these issues? Join Robert Blasi, a patent attorney and the head of Goodwin Procter's open source licensing practice, for a discussion of patents and patent strategy for open source companies and developers. Learn how and why software companies obtain patents, how patents can help the open source community, and how to prepare yourself to do business in a world of software patents.