Posts Tagged: Open Source


Negotiating Your First Big Tech Software License

One of the critical moments in the life of a start-up tech company is landing its first big contract with a giant tech company. That first tech …
By Mitchell Stein
9 days ago 2

Microsoft Announces Shared Innovation Initiative Encouraging Industry Partners to Patent Collaborative Innovations

On Wednesday, April 4th, the official Microsoft blog published a post written by the company’s president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, which announced the company’…
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 0

When Will Wall Street Wake Up to Elon Musk’s Broken Promises?

Reports about Musk’s talks with Cortica comes one day after Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino affirmed his sell rating for Tesla stock on his expectation that …
By Steve Brachmann
28 days ago 2

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of the Blockchain

Driven by media coverage of extravagant returns for investors in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, among others, some of which have exhibited 100,000 percent or more …
By Alex Nagorniy
28 days ago 1

IP Due Diligence for Start-ups in the 2018 Legal Environment – The Most Important Conversation

For IP due diligence for investment in a start-up or young company, the most important conversation is with the key developer(s) of the product(s) or …
By Paul Haughey
1 month ago 1

Supplying Legal Notices for Free Software in your Products

This license, like many other Free Software licenses, require a legal notice to be given to the recipient when the software is distributed. Alas, it seems like …
By Fredrik Ohrstrom
5 months ago 5

The SEC Defines Blockchain, But Did They Get it Right?

The SEC has landed on a definition which includes both permissioned distributed ledgers and permissionless distributed ledgers in the term “blockchain.” This is not surprising, nor is …
By Raina Haque
7 months ago 2

How to Participate in Open Source While Maintaining IP Integrity

The key idea is to think strategically about the software, the value it can provide to the company, and whether the technology should be developed in-house. In …
By Gideon Myles
7 months ago 1

Protecting IP in the Blockchain Sector

Blockchain technology has already disrupted the financial sector and new blockchain use cases are emerging every day -- from corruption-proof land registries to licensing digital assets, to …
By Shai Jalfin
10 months ago 3

Toyota Motors One-Ups Tesla, Makes Thousands of Royalty-Free Patents Available

Toyota is attempting to boost collaborative innovation in the field of vehicle fuel cell technologies by opening up thousands of patents for royalty-free use by other automakers. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Creating Software Obviously Isn’t Easy – Part 3 with Bob Zeidman

"[F]or a living I reverse engineer code and testify in court. Yet I could not reverse engineer this code. Every time I touched it to make …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 11

Tesla on Patents: Open Source Altruism or Shrewd Business?

Musk has been creating some waves in his role as CEO of Tesla Motors. In a self-authored blog post published on the official Tesla Motors blog, Musk …

Do Patents Promote Innovation? The Market is the Final Arbiter

In my opinion the best way to judge the success or failure of the patent system is by looking broadly at the type of competition it enables …
By Marc Ehrlich
5 years ago 0

Is Qualcomm’s New Corporate Structure an Open Source Firewall?

It seems that at least one major component of the restructuring is being driven by the company's attempts to move forward with open source, but doing so …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Beware Twitter’s New Patent Agreement Scheme

So Twitter can use the donated patents "defensively" to initiate a lawsuit if they feel threatened? If they deem it is otherwise necessary to deter a patent …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 15