June 26. 2022 — OIN headlines make IAM’s Sunday Digest. New research indicates Open Source assertions against banks and Financial Services increased 100% between 2020 and 2021. The study — conducted by OIN includes data from RPX and OIN’s partner, Unified Patents. “The most sophisticated and compelling global banking and Fintech companies have essentially become technology companies that employ Open Source Software (OSS) to deliver their services at scale,” says Keith Bergelt, OIN’s CEO. “PAEs appear to be targeting them for this reason, along with the fact that Financial Services companies have not historically been active patent filers. Open Invention Network has and will continue to invest in programs and activities to hinder PAE actions associated with core OSS that FinTech and banking companies have come to rely upon.” (Subscription Required)

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