Patents

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

EFF asks universities not to sell to patent trolls

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.Read more

Hacking the patent system: Open source and patents

Hacking the patent system: Open source and patents
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Daniel Nazer discusses software patent trolls and issues with the U.S. patent law system.Read more

Top 10 open source legal developments in 2015

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

Best of Opensource.com: Law

While reviewing the most-read articles on legal topics in open source on Opensource.com this year, I was reminded of the old maxim: The more things...Read more

The patent troll problem is not a new one

David Perry of Red Hat walks us through the latest from legal entities, journalists, and pop culture on why it is time to fix patents.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

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