Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
Category: patents

Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of the deal, the software giant is opening a library of 60,000 patents to OIN members. Access to the massive portfolio is unlimited and royalty free. It […]

MIT, Google, Cisco and USPTO create Prior Art Archive for better patents

The patent system is broken — there are too many ways to list here, really. The problems surrounding prior art are certainly among them, and a team of high profile companies and organizations are joining forces to address some of the these with the Prior Art Archive. The database is a collaboration between MIT’s Media […]

What would a blockchain patent war look like?

Jed Grant Contributor Jed Grant has more than 25 years of experience in technology, finance and security. He is the founder and CEO of Peer Mountain, a decentralized P2P ecosystem of trust, and the founder of KYC3, one of the original regtech companies in Luxembourg. Blockchain is perhaps the most hyped technology of the past […]