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Solution Title: Overview of OIN License Agreement
Contributor: Open Invention Network
Abstract: Open Invention Network, an intellectual property company formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony, promotes the Linux environment by using patents to create a collaborative ecosystem.
OIN's mission is to acquire patents to be used for cross-licensing purposes to defend the Linux environment, as well as make them available to support Linux by licensing them on a royalty-free basis.
Elements of the OIN Patent License include the following:
- OIN grants patent license to licensee for all OIN patents and applications for all products;
- Licensee grants patent license to OIN for all licensee patents and applications for the Linux environment; and
- Licensee grants license to other current and future licensees for all licensee patents and applications for the Linux environment.
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OIN's Press Release, 11/10/2005
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