June 2, 2023 — Patent trolls — also known as Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) or Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) — cause more than enough trouble. Nonetheless, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is proposing a controversial set of rules to strengthen the power of patent trolls. Open-source legal experts — including Unified Patents Open Source Zone, The Linux Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) & Open Invention Network (OIN) — are taking a stand against the  USPTO proposal and speaking up. Open Source Watch covers the story and includes OIN’s perspective from our CEO, Keith Bergelt.

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