December 6, 2022 — From banking and communications networks to retail, eCommerce & entertainment platforms, technology rests on & includes code from Linux and other Open Source projects. The cloud services powering our digitized lifestyles run on Linux System Operating Systems (OS). This concept is not new. It has existed for many years, during which companies of all sizes have invested in buying or building applications and platforms to run on those systems. Increasingly, Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) are targeting companies — which is virtually all companies today — that rely on Open Source Software (OSS). The Patent Lawyer covers the announcement Amazon joins OIN.