September 12, 2022 — The term Open Source was coined in 1998. In its early years, Intellectual Property (IP) lawsuits from proprietary companies were the issue. Today, the enemy is increasingly patent trolls — also known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) — that are attacking companies of all sizes more than ever before. Unified Patents’“Defending Open Source: A 2022 Litigation Update” reports PAE attacks on Open Source projects are on track this year to increase 100% over 2021. ZDNet’s Senior Contributing Editor Steven Vaughan-Nichols covers the story and discusses Open Invention’s Network efforts to protect Open Source from PAEs.