Law

The Law collection is an archive of articles covering open source and legal topics.

How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

Doug Kim is a frequent lecturer on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing, and will be speaking at POSSCON on Tuesday, April 14th. The title...Read more

Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?

The thrust of the US House Judiciary Committee hearing was pretty clear: Congress needs to act. And while the Supreme Court has taken some steps, it...Read more

Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent...Read more

Does your open hardware project need a license?

Your open hardware project is complete, now it's time to determine if you need to license your work and if so, what options are available to you.Read more

Another idea for addressing patent trolling: eliminate jury trials

Would eliminating jury trials on patent validity remove much the inherent leverage of PAEs (patent trolls) and move the needle on patent reform?Read more

Top 5: A world record, tools for project management, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
Welcome to the Opensource.com weekly Top 5! Every week, I check out the stats and chatter to see what stories have been most popular with our readers...Read more

Top 10 FOSS legal developments of 2014

The year 2014 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. These are my selections for the top 10 legal...Read more

Top 5: Legal issues in open source in 2014

The most-read articles this year on Opensource.com demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top...Read more