Patents

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

Tesla opens up their secrets

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...Read more

The Supreme Court invalidates a software patent in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision concerning software patents and took a small-but-meaningful step in the right...Read more

Do you think laws aiming to curb patent trolling will be effective?

Did you know that more than twenty U.S. states have patent abuse litigation laws that have been passed or are pending? Find out which states are...Read more

Patent troll cases heard by US Supreme Court

patent trolls
Patent trolling—the aggressive assertion of weak or meritless patent claims by non-practicing entities—is a frequent target of disdain from open...Read more

Going to the extreme to make 3D printers open source

Lulzbot 3D printer cluster
The best way to explain 3D printing to someone is to show them. But since Jeff Moe can’t carry around one of his Lulzbot 3D printers , he has taken...Read more

Technology companies ask Supreme Court to reject vague patents

will invalidating patents get easier?
You’ve probably realized this by now, but the Supreme Court is having a very busy term when it comes to patent cases. In Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig...Read more

The Supreme Court jumps into the software patent thicket

peering into the patent haze
Software patent thickets are often compared to minefields, but with a note of resignation, as though there’s no avoiding them. The U.S. Supreme Court...Read more

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