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Pro-Linux IP consortium Open Invention Network will ‘pivot’ to take on patent trolls

Keith Bergelt, CEO of the Open Invention Network (OIN), says the organisation is “pivoting to focus on” risks from “non-practising entit[ies]” also known as patent trolls.

The OIN was founded in 2005 by IBM, Suse, Philips, Red Hat and Sony, its purpose being to cross-license patents, royalty-free, subject to a non-aggression agreement, where the licensee agrees not to assert the patents against the Linux community.