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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.
1 comment Posted 1 Sep 2016 by Pritesh Kasliwal (Red Hat) Feed
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.
7 comments Posted 18 Jan 2016 by Rob Tiller (Red Hat) Feed
potato sack race, open source adoption
Mark Radcliffe shares his 10 picks for the top legal developments in free and open source software last year.
4 comments Posted 12 Jan 2016 by Mark Radcliffe Feed
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 change, the more they stay the same.
0 comments Posted 28 Dec 2015 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
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.
1 comment Posted 12 Aug 2015 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
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 is not a substitute for legislative actions focused on the fundamental issues in the system that abusive patent litigants use to game the system.
2 comments Posted 3 Mar 2015 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent practitioners in the open source community spoke on topics ranging from licensing and compliance to healthcare and entertainment law.
0 comments Posted 26 Feb 2015 by Alex Shei Feed
The most-read articles this year on Opensource.com demonstrated a strong interest in the changing aspects of complicated issues. For example, the top two stories this year both relate to a complex series of cases involving a dispute between Versata and Aperiprise surrounding alleged violations of... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Dec 2014 by David Perry (Red Hat) Feed
Elon Musk and crew at Tesla Motors made some big waves last week. In case you missed this recent news roundup, it was announced that Tesla is effectively relinquishing their patent portfolio—particularly around charging stations.
3 comments Posted 24 Jun 2014 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision concerning software patents and took a small-but-meaningful step in the right direction. In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the Court reaffirmed that abstract ideas are not by themselves patentable and unanimously held that the software at... Read more
4 comments Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Rob Tiller (Red Hat) Feed

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