Patents

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

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

Top events ahead in 2014 for abusive patent litigation

reform of abusive patent litigation
It’s a new year and all indications are that it will be a busy one for reform of abusive patent litigation. What are some of the top events ahead in...Read more

Year-in-Review: Law hot topics on Opensource.com

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

Law professors weigh in against abusive patent litigation by PAEs

8 bit patents
With patent reform legislation moving forward, an impressive group of law professors weighed in last week in favor of reform. The group submitted a...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

Expanding the 'Covered Business Method' program: Sensible patent reform ... and why opponents have it wrong

hazy shade of value
Before the summer Congressional recess, a broad coalition of job-creating businesses added their voices to the pro-reform chorus with a ringing...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

The role of software patents in the patent reform debate

Software patent reform
Momentum seems to be building in Congress to tackle patent reform. From an open source perspective, any reform that reduces the risk and expense of...Read more