January 18, 2018 — Open source technology projects have produced many of the biggest innovations of this century. Blockchain and Hyperledger technology is paving the way for new methods of conducting business, signing contracts, or exchanging currencies worldwide. The Open Invention Network is the largest patent non-aggression network in the history of technology with 2,412 members who work cooperatively to further innovation without the fear of lawsuits over technology rights. OIN uses its vast patent portfolio to help its members fight off lawsuits from larger entities who use their size and litigious power to attempt to force their software into projects and slow the growth of Linux-based technologies. In the past, OIN has helped companies, like Google and Salesforce, protect themselves in their early stages of development against major patent lawsuits.