Topic: patent trolls

OIN, IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation team up against open-source patent trolls

The Open Invention Network (OIN) is strengthening its fight against patent trolls. The organization has announced it is partnering up with IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation to protect open-source software from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), or patent trolls. The OIN was created to provide patent non-aggression cross-license in the “Linux System.” “Open source development … continue reading

Google Glass made by Luxottica, NSA surveillance activities report, and Software AG to lead Predixion’s funding—SD Times news digest: April 27, 2015

Google Glass may be coming back to the market soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, eyewear maker Luxottica is currently developing a new version of Google’s augmented reality eyewear. Google shut down its Google Glass Explorer Program in January, but said it was still committed to launching it as a consumer product. A spokeswoman … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 6, 2014—MongoDB CEO steps down, Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 update, EFF fights patent trolls

MongoDB CEO Max Schireson steps down; ex-BMC Software exec steps up MongoDB’s Max Schireson announced he will step down as CEO in less than a month, and will be replaced by former BMC Software executive Dev Ittycheria. Effective Sept. 3, Schireson will transition into the role of vice chairman and remain with the company full-time. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 10, 2014—Kubernetes, Mathematica 10 and patent trolls

 IBM, Docker, Microsoft, Red Hat & others join Google’s open-source Kubernetes container project  Kubernetes, the recently open-sourced cloud container automation project maintained by Google Cloud Platform and IT automation and configuration management provider SaltStack, is gaining the support of IBM, Docker, Microsoft, Red Hat and others joining the Kubernetes community. Google Cloud Platform SVP Urs … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Tech and pharmacy giants team up to protect software patents

Partnership for American Innovation want to preserve patents despite patent trolls … continue reading

White House unveils protection measures against patent trolls

Three executive orders are aimed at strengthening the patent system and fostering innovation … continue reading

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