VIA Technologies, Inc. Joins Open Invention Network

VIA Technologies, Inc. Joins Open Invention Network 
Patent Rich Leader in Power Efficient x86 and ARM Platforms Enhances
the OIN Community With Its Pledge of Intellectual Property
DURHAM, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 --  Open Invention Network
(OIN), the organization formed to promote Linux by creating a
collaborative environment, announced today that VIA Technologies,
Inc. has become a licensee. In doing so, VIA, a leading global
provider in power efficient x86 and ARM platforms, is demonstrating
its commitment to open solutions, and the associated collaboration
that helps to fuel innovation in the PC, mobile, cloud, and embedded
"Linux and open source continue to thrive across the technology
spectrum and are driving new levels of mobile, networking and
computing capabilities," said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention
Network. "We are pleased to have VIA join the Open Invention Network.
We admire VIA's commitment to the openness of Linux and promoting
innovation and intellectual property non-aggression." 
"Linux, and more broadly open source software, is a foundational
technology in the desktop, mobile, networking, cloud and embedded
computing environments," said Richard Brown, VP International
Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "We are committed to open solutions
that promote advances in all of the sectors that depend on advanced
x86 and ARM platforms. Joining Open Invention Network is another way
we are demonstrating our commitment to open innovation and
Patents owned by Open Invention Network are licensed royalty-free to
any company, institution or individual that agrees not to assert its
patents against the Linux System. The Open Invention Network license
can be reviewed and signed online at 
About Open Invention Network 
Open Invention Network is a collaborative enterprise that enables
innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem
around Linux. It does this by acquiring and licensing patents,
influencing behaviors and policy, and protecting the integrity of the
ecosystem through strategic programs such as Linux Defenders. OIN
enables the growth and continuation of open source software by
fostering a healthy Linux ecosystem of investors, vendors, developers
and users. 
Open Invention Network was launched in 2005 and has strong industry
support with backing from Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony
and SUSE (a business unit of Novell). For more information, visit 
Media-Only Contact: 
Ed Schauweker 
Agile Public Relations for Open Invention Network 
(703) 963-5238 
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