By BIJU K NAIR
Patents problems faced by Open-Source Projects and Companies Open Source Projects and Companies across the globe do not file for patents or believe in filing patents. However Open Source projects and Companies have been easy targets of Operating Companies and Non Practising Entities (NPE).
Open Source Projects and Companies are easy targets for Operating Companies and Non Practising Entities as they lack a defensive Strategy as well as they do not have financial capacity to defend themselves from Non Practicing Entities.
Non Practicing Entities and Operating Entities exploit this lack of resources and understanding of the Patent Regime and send notice of Patent Infringement or Litigate. Discussion of Defensive Patent Strategy for Open-Source Projects and Companies. A. Discussion about Open Invention Network Open Invention Network a global community protects the Open Source and Linux ecosystem from Patent Tension. Members of the Open Invention Network gets a Global Patent Tension Free Ecosystem. Joining Open Invention Network (OIN) is free for everyone. Presently OIN has 4000 plus members. 3885 plus software and Applications are protected by the community. Unified Patents. Unified Patents has created an Open Source Zone and is supported by Open Invention Network. Unified Patents files cases against Patent Trolls/ NPE thus reducing the risk of Patent tension in the Open Source Ecosystem.
Best Practices to Mitigate Patent Risk Defensive Publication.
Case Study of Patent Litigation against Open Source Community Case Study of Patent Litigation against Open-Source Company.
Defensive Patent Strategy Best Practices to Mitigate Patent Risk
BIJU K NAIR
Biju K Nair is a Open Source Lawyer with 20 plus experience working with various Companies, Stratups, Projects across the Globe.
Biju K Nair is the Founding Partner at Legalitech.in where he and his team works Open Source Projects Companies and Stratups across the globe on Open-Source Licensing, Compliance, License Enforcement, Training. BIju also represents Open Invention Network and LOT Network (Global Defensive Patent Communities).