Articles tagged with law


US Supreme Court to hear important patent cases in 2014

public policy
A recent post on the top events ahead in 2014 for reforming abusive patent litigation focused on efforts by State Attorneys General, the Federal...Read more

Italy is latest to promote open source software in public procurements

In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the...Read more

Year-in-Review: Law hot topics on

Top 10 open law posts in 2013
The most-read posts this year on the Law channel showed a strong interest in diverse legal issues in the open source world. Many...Read more

The Federal Trade Commission sets its sights on Patent Aggression Entities

patent reform
Just before the shutdown of the Federal Government last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a first and important step to examine critical...Read more

Open source under the lens of an intellectual property lawyer

open source and intellectual property
Download the free All Things Open interview series eBook Have you ever wondered what, from a business perspective, the world of sharing , free , and...Read more

New report: What the Government Accountability Office has to say about Non-Practicing Entities

patent reform
During the August Congressional recess, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its long-awaited study on Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs...Read more

FSFE opposes claim that free software harms consumers

balancing free software
Microsoft and Nokia protest "price predation" and play at being prey. Does no-cost software harm consumers? The FairSearch coalition thinks so, at...Read more

QUIZ: What do EFF, movie studios, automobiles, and your local grocery store have in common?

patent reform
If you guessed that they are all big in California—well, you're kinda right. But the more significant answer is that they are part of a growing broad...Read more