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KDE e.V. joins Open Invention Network

http://dot.kde.org

KDE e.V. is pleased to announce that we have joined the Open Invention Network community as a licensee. Open Invention Network was founded as a way to help defend the Linux ecosystem, and by extension much of the Free and Open Source software world, from the risks associated with software patents.

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Groklaw Responds to FUD About OIN

http://techrights.org

Response to the noise made by a "campaigner" for hire, who tries to characterise the pro-Linux OIN - not Microsoft/Apple/SCO - as an "evil empire"

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Freedom in Phones Under a Regime of Software Patents, DRM Jail, and Other Forms of Malice

http://techrights.org

Samsung appears to be dumping LiMo and OIN brags about expanding its membership, which does more to endorse software patents rather than abolish them

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The Real Debate About OIN

http://techrights.org

The main downside of the OIN is not its secrecy but its function as endorser of software patents; Groklaw and Müller carry on arguing

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Protecting Linux from Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft Got Caught)

http://www.linuxfoundation.org

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s Nick Wingfield broke a story on Microsoft selling a group of patents to a third party. The end result of this story is good for Linux, even though it doesn’t placate fears of ongoing attacks by Microsoft.

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Microsoft and A Patent Checkmate of My Dreams

http://www.groklaw.net

Microsoft tried to auction off some patents that they claim relate to Linux. Patent trolls could have bought them. Instead Open Invention Network (OIN) got them. Why would Microsoft wish to get rid of 22 patents that it presumably could sue Linux over? Let's try to imagine what might have happened.

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Open Invention Network starts buying patents

http://www.h-online.com

The Open Invention Network (OIN) today announced that it was starting a new programme to acquire patents from "entrepreneurial inventors".

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OIN Explains TomTom’s Settlement with Microsoft (and Other Patent News)

http://boycottnovell.com

TomTom may reveal the details of its FAT settlement, Topolanek escapes the room, and an IBMer might become the next PTO Director

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Microsoft: Red Hat Should be Happy to Take Microsoft Patents

http://boycottnovell.com

The latest developments in Microsoft's subversive battle against better-priced (and simply better) competition

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Microsoft sends mixed patent message

http://blogs.zdnet.com

In the wake of the Open Invention Network challenge to Microsoft’s patents related to Linux, the company’s good cop-bad cop routine has gone into overdrive.

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Microsoft Interoperability Crushed by the TomTom Case

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft slammed for using software patents against interoperability, the OIN responds too late

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Linux group seeks to overturn three Microsoft Patents

http://www.linuxnewstoday.org

The Open Invention Network (OIN), a Linux advocacy group today said it is publicly seeking invention data that would effectively overturn three Microsoft patents that the software giant has charged are infringed by some implementations of the Linux kernel.

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Open Invention Network seeks prior art to burn FAT patents

http://arstechnica.com

The Open Invention Network has launched a project to find prior art for Microsoft's patents on the FAT filesystem. The OIN believes that the FAT patents will not hold up to scrutiny and the organization hopes that the Linux community will assist in an effort to have it invalidated.

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The Patent System is Broken.. and How NOT to Fix It

http://boycottnovell.com

OIN interviews, announcement of "Linux Defenders" and general criticism of this patent strategy

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Getting Inventive With Software Patents

http://www.linuxjournal.com

The dangers of software patents for free software have always been a hot issue. But with the news that Red Hat and Novell are being sued for alleged patent infringement by IP Innovation, the matter has moved from theory into practice.

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