June 12, 2020 – As the fields of autonomous vehicles, 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), medical and datacenter technologies rapidly advance, there continues to be a growing need for companies to embrace the many benefits of shared innovation.

“Flex is proud to join OIN and help further the goals of the open source community,” said John Ritsick, Vice President of Legal and Chief Intellectual Property Officer for Flex. “In our position spanning many industries, we are sensitive to the negative impact that the aggressive assertion of patents can have on innovation, and how excessive lawsuits can significantly dampen opportunities for collaboration, especially within the open source community. We are pleased to be an active participant in the effort to protect Linux and related open source technologies from the risk of patent litigation.”

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