Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, brings deep patent portfolio

Patent trolls exist and what usually happens is that they take vague sounding patents and go after big companies in hopes that these companies will choose to settle so that they’ll go away. Unfortunately not all companies, especially smaller ones, have the resources to deal with patent trolls, and in such instances it can break a company.However Microsoft is hoping to prevent that from happening and has announced that they will be making 60,000 patents they own open source to help protect Linux from lawsuits. This will see Microsoft join the Open Invention Network, which for those unfamiliar is a community dedicated to protecting open source software from patent infringement lawsuits.According to Microsoft, “Now, as we join OIN, we believe Microsoft will be able to do more than ever to help protect Linux and other important open source workloads from patent assertions. We bring a valuable and deep portfolio of over 60,000 issued patents to OIN. We also hope that our decision to join will attract many other c

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, brings deep patent portfolio

The non-aggression patent community can put a new feather in its cap, calling out that Microsoft has joined OIN. Shawn Knight in TechSpot: "On Wednesday, it was announced that the Redmond-based ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from TechXplore

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to help Linux avoid lawsuits

Microsoft announced that it's joining the Open Invention Network, an open-source patent group that's dedicated to protecting linux from lawsuits. And in the process, Microsoft ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Engadget

Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network, brings more than 60,000 patents to the table

Microsoft is open-sourcing its vast patent portfolio. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Redmond-based technology giant had joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Techspot

Microsoft promises to defend—not attack—Linux with its 60,000 patents

Software giant joins a patent cross-licensing community that protects open source software.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

Microsoft joins the LOT Network to help fight patent trolls

The LOT Network has been around for a few years now. Its mission is to fight patent trolls and it does so by having all of its members commit to a pledge that ensures that whenever they sell ...

Thu 4 Oct 18 from TechCrunch

Microsoft just open-sourced 60,000 of its patents

The company has joined the Open Invention Network, a community that is dedicated to protecting open-source software from patent lawsuits by technology giants like Google, IBM, and, yep, even ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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