December 6, 2022 — Patent trolls can hurt companies large and small. So, it should come as no surprise that Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have joined Open Invention Network (OIN) — the world’s largest patent non-aggression consortium featured. Since 2005, OIN has protected Linux and Linux-related software from patent aggression by rival companies & defends companies from patent attacks. ZDNet reporter Steven Vaughan-Nichols writes, “This is a natural move for Amazon. Besides relying on Linux and open-source software both for its retail and cloud businesses, Amazon has a strict policy against patent infringement, and users who engage in this behavior can have their listings removed or accounts deleted. Nevertheless, like all large companies, Amazon has also been sued for patent violations [according to Bloomberg Law]. Joining the OIN simply makes good business sense.”

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