All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Patents’
At the OSDL Linux Summit, Linux founder Linus Torvalds discussed his thoughts towards software patents and whether or not they have actual use.
With one of the largest embraces of the open source community ever, IBM has announced that it will be releasing 500 software patents to open source developers, establishing a platform for increased innovations.
Susan Kuchinskas looks at some patents, recently filed by Google, and how they might hold clues to the search engine’s future plans.
After an economic boom rivaling the Gold Rush in the mid-to-late 1990s, a severe downturn has left many technology companies who overspent and expanded too fast during the boom clambering for survival. As a result, such companies have fallen back on the very thing that embodies their ingenuity – and made them successful to begin with – the patents that protect their innovative technologies. While some companies profit from lice nsing patents, others make money by pursuing judgments against those who infringe on these patents.