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The Patents article collection examines the intersection between open source and patents, patent troll topics, and patent-related legal issues.

Why Oil States is good for open source

A victory for technology companies and innovators who face threats of patent litigation from entities that abuse the system.
Don't over-React to the Facebook patents license

Criticisms of Apache's decision to ban Facebook's BSD+ Patents license from Apache Foundation projects don't survive the scrutiny of reason.
Search this database for inactive patents that are now in the public domain

In the U.S. patent system, if maintenance fees are not paid, an issued patent goes into the public domain. Find out how to search the database.
EFF asks universities not to sell patents to trolls

Take action by signing the pledge and urge universities not to sell patents to patent trolls.
Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers

The outcome of Oracle v. Google is a positive result for the software industry and the developer...
Hacking the patent system: Open source and patents

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Daniel Nazer discusses software patent trolls and issues with...
potato sack race, open source adoption

Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software...

While reviewing the most-read articles on legal topics in open source on this year,...