What is the Value of Red Hat's Patents?

Posted by red5 on Mar 28, 2011 9:40 PM EDT
InternetNews.com; By Sean Kerner
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According to a recent study from The Patent Board, Red Hat's patent portfolio is now ranked 50th in the Information Technology category. The top patent holder in the IT category is IBM. Red Hat's position at number 50 is a 16 spot jump since November of 2010. Red Hat now holds 137 granted U.S. patents as part of its intellectual property portfolio. "Open source is Red Hat's mission, and our patent program is done for the purpose of protecting and defending Red Hat and open source," Rob Tiller, assistant general counsel and vice president, IP at Red Hat told InternetNews.com. "The patents relate to a variety of technologies."

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