April 11, 2024 — Five years ago, OIN, Microsoft & The Linux Foundation  created the Open Source Zone with Unified Patents to leverage prior art & challenge patents owned by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) that negatively impact the Open Source community. Since the initial founding of the OS Zone, OIN, The Linux Foundation & Microsoft have continued to make substantial investments to protect Open Source. As a result of the initiative’s success rate of getting more than 54 PAE patents invalidated, other companies are also contributing this year. The Patent Lawyer Magazine’s Movers & Shakers feature the article.