Fight the
patent troll threat.

FOSS is about protecting innovation…just like our community of companies. Join us to protect yourself against frivolous patent troll lawsuits.

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LOT members are immunized against
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worldwide assets in the network
Shopify
Erie
USBANK
KDDI
Aptiv
JD Finance
Aristocrat
Denso
Yandex
Hik Vision
Pinterest logo
microsoft
Tencent
Arista
AIG
Nationwide
square
Groupon
Taco Bell
Pizza Hut
compal
Waymo
faccebook
lyft
Vanguard
Palo alto
covestro
Target
Alcatel
FIS
Oracle
Vizio
Salesforce
Seagate
VW
eBay
Net
Tesla
Cisco
alibaba
ant
TD Bank
Slack
Amazon
Mercedes
GM
CBS
Uber
redhat
Ford
Netflix
Mazda
JPMorgan
Canon
dropbox

LOT Network is complementary to other defensive programs, such as Open Innovation Network (OIN) — in fact, we share many of the same notable FOSS members.

Keith-Bergelt

As part of a holistic approach to defensive patent management, I would recommend that all OIN licensees strongly consider participating in LOTnet. An anti-privateering initiative originally founded by Google and Red Hat, LOTNET is a natural complement to OIN’s patent non-aggression license.
Keith Bergelt,
CEO
OIN (Open Invention Network)
Why Red Hat Thinks
You Should Join
Like many companies, Red Hat is concerned with abuses of the patent system, including suits by patent assertion entities (PAEs)… Read Post
Startups can join
LOT Network for FREE
Are you a company with under $25M in revenues? You may qualify for free membership. Learn More
What’s the ROI of joining LOT Network?Defensive aggregator models continue to evolve to address the challenge… Read article

Reduce your risk

$80,000,000,000

lost by companies each year on needless patent troll litigation

500%

growth in patent troll lawsuits in the past ten years

$3,320,000

spent on average on a single PAE-generated software company lawsuit

The Patent Troll Problem

Take that target off your back

LOT Network (short for License on Transfer) is a non-profit community of companies committed to protecting themselves long-term against PAEs and their patent lawsuits. LOT Network members partner with other like-minded companies who believe good corporate citizens don’t monetize patents through patent trolls.

How Lot Works

We joined LOT Network because we believe it offers the best chance for good corporate citizens to lead the way towards overcoming the PAE challenge.

Bill Coughlin, President & CEO, Ford Global Technologies, LLC

We are confident that our membership in the LOT Network has already protected us from frivolous lawsuits, and we look forward to it being even more powerful and protective as hundreds of new like-minded companies join.

Michael Cunningham, Executive VP and General Counsel, Red Hat, Inc.

We believe LOT Network will continue to scale quickly across industries and with companies of all sizes. The agreement is easy to understand and provides the level of protection our business and customers need while still preserving the value of our patent portfolio.

Hideki Sanatake, Deputy Group Executive, Canon Inc.