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Posted May 23, 2006

OIN Gets More Patents to Protect Linux Environment

From the Legal-Eagle dept.:
Here's an important development. The Open Invention Network has bought some new patents, with the express purpose of protecting Linux. Here they are:

* No. 5,764,989 - Interactive Software Development System
* No. 5,848,274 - Incremental Byte Code Compilation System
* No. 6,067,413 - Data Representation for Mixed-Language Program Development

Anyone can license them royalty-free, so long as they agree not to assert patents against "the Linux environment." These three are added to the 39 valuable web services patents that OIN got from Commerce One last December, and there are two more patents announced that have issued from that purchase:

* No. 6,993,506 for a "Method and Device Utilizing Polymorphic Date in E-Commerce" and
* No. 7,036,072 for a "Method and Apparatus for Declarative Updating of Self-Describing, Structured Documents."

And, I personally might add that in addition to being available for royalty-free license, these patents are available for a rainy day, should anyone get any funny ideas about using the courts to try to destroy one's main competition with patent infringement lawsuits. Not that anyone would stoop that low, of course. But just saying.

groklaw.net


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