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The Linux Professional Institute Opens Up the World

Around twenty years ago, as a revolution in open source development transforming how companies approached their technology platforms and programs, IT managers realized that there was a lack of people with the identifiable and relevant skills necessary to grow their businesses’ open source use and deployment. It […]


Why IP Strategy Matters

By Johanna Dwyer, CEO and Founder, QipWorks, Inc

An effective intellectual property strategy is an integral component in the business models of successful technology companies, and is often their key source of competitive advantage. Yet a surprising number of companies have no IP strategy at all. Of those […]


What do Boeing, free patents, women’s initiatives and Google, Facebook and Uber sharing patent filing plans have in common?

It has been another busy quarter at LOT.  Usually our growth and activities have a particular theme that ties our news together.  But this time there is simply too much happening.  So to make best use of your time, here are some of the highlights.

1. The industrials are coming: Boeing, Archer Daniels Midland, Covestro are […]


LOT Member Profile: NextCloud

NextCloud protects your data while you stay in control

Data security is a relentless, stressful problem for every person and business.

When the average consumer or company considers online security, it’s usually taking care not to click a dubious link in an email, or praying that whatever cloud-based services […]


Happy New Year!

Ken Seddon

Happy New Year, everyone! Hopefully you are sticking with any personal resolutions you made for the new year. One resolution you all can be proud of is the commitment you made to protect innovation as part of the solution to the PAE issue. We are […]


Why Red Hat Thinks You Should Join

By David Perry, Senior Patent Counsel Red Hat, Inc.

David Perry

Like many companies, Red Hat is concerned with abuses of the patent system, including suits by patent assertion entities (PAEs). We have argued against patents on software before the PTO and the U.S. Supreme Court. In our recently updated […]


Red Hat’s Patent Promise

By Patrick McBride, Senior Director of Patents Red Hat, Inc.

Patrick McBride

What is the best way for technology companies to protect themselves from patent aggression without discouraging open source innovation? Red Hat has worked on various approaches to this problem, including a substantial new revision of its Patent Promise.

Red […]