Mon 20 May 2013 08:12:49 PM PDT
How does AIA affect open source?
The America Invents Act increases the benefits of participating in open source in two ways.
First of all, defensive publication becomes a much more powerful tool. The
AIA also provides for a challenge system, which will be difficult for most companies to use independently. Industry organizations will probably have a new role in challenging patents that attack their members. The EFF is already doing this for 3D printing patents.