April 10, 2024 — The Open Source (OS) Zone was established in 2019 to protect Open Source Software (OSS) from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), commonly known as patent trolls. The OS Zone limits the ability of PAEs to exploit their low-quality patents & engage in costly meritless litigation, thereby safeguarding OSS. Over the past 4 years, it has successfully challenged 54 PAE patents that threatened OSS technologies. Notable Open Source projects that have benefited from this protection include Apache, Linux, Kubernetes, Mozilla Firefox & Magento. Bit Perfect reports.

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