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Tokyo Electron Device Joins the Open Invention Network Community
Durham, NC (March 7, 2023) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source and now the largest patent non-aggression …
Amazon Joins the Open Invention Network
Durham, NC (December 6, 2022) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and the largest patent …
U.S. Bank Joins the Open Invention Network
Durham, NC (November 15, 2022) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and now the largest …
USPTO Proposed Rules Will Strengthen the Power of Patent Trolls, Resulting in Negative Outcomes
June 2, 2023 — Patent trolls — also known as Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) or Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) — cause more than enough …
Open Source Sustainability Strategy Leads Amazon Web Services to Commit Its Entire Portfolio to OIN
May 10, 2023 — Amazon Web Services (AWS) supports Open Source on a long-term scale “and sustainability is our guiding principle for these investments,” AWS …
Study Demonstrates Companies that Participate in OIN are more Innovative
April 6, 2023 — A recent study, “Effect of an open patent pool strategy on technology innovation in terms of creating shared value” demonstrates empirically …
What Our Members are Saying
Open Invention Network is a unique organization. For 15 years, it has protected the Linux and open source community from patent aggression, while fostering a community that understands that value of shared technological development. It has been an honor to have worked with the OIN team, and fellow OIN Board members, to plan and implement the strategic initiatives that have provided protection for open source.
Google has been a proud member of OIN since joining the community in 2007. Linux and adjacent open source software power the cloud-based services of today and tomorrow. Throughout, OIN has been there to ensure that open source remains safe for users, consumers, and developers alike to consume and upon which to build.
Since its inception 15 years ago, OIN has provided unprecedented protection to enable the incredible growth and adoption of Linux and other related open source software around the world. As the OIN community has grown to over 3,000 members and the Linux definition has matured, that protection has only grown stronger. IBM and Red Hat have been two of the leading proponents and drivers of Linux and open source software for over 20 years and have been founding members of OIN since its inception. Today, IBM and Red Hat continue to share with OIN a deep and unwavering commitment to scale Linux and open source innovation providing flexibility, choice and leadership for the industry.