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Posts Tagged: Open Source


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 On January th the corporation announced that it would enable cost-free licensing…

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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 some kind of change to test it the whole thing broke And…

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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 announced that the company was trying to make the company open source…

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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 or disables in the marketplace And that doesn't mean focusing solely on…

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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 in such as way that insulates the vast majority of its patent…

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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 litigation So Twitter can be the aggressor with the donated patents and…

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The search for innovative ideas has never been easy but the advent of crowdsourcing technologies and powerful players willing to embrace new methodologies seems to be paying dividends Rather than rely on traditional innovation that comes from one individual…

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President Obama reportedly asked McNealy to prepare a report on how the federal government could employ open source software but as yet some months later there has been no mention of the report or across the board government adoption…

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Erik Iverson is Associate General Counsel with the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation working exclusively with Foundation's Global Health initiate Mr Iverson works with grantees in the development of intellectual property management plans collaboration agreements and global access strategies with…

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As the open source movement grows Microsoft which is always the pound gorilla in the room may consider bringing patent infringement suits It seems that is the worry of at least one open source group who claims that it…

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Just this week I had the opportunity to consult with a client that is in the process of creating unique software that is at least in my opinion patentable over the prior art We were chatting over the telephone…

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There is an important role that open source could play moving forward and that role is to set the foundation of innovation and technology which is no small task in terms of importance and seems to perfectly fit with…

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