In order to continue this rapid pace of innovation, a refined model of intellectual property management has been established. Open Invention Network® is an intellectual property company that was formed to promote the Linux system by using patents to create a collaborative ecosystem.
SD Time Blog: Google expands its open-source commitment - SD Times: Software Development News
Google joining IBM, NEC, Novel, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as a full member of the OIN
Who is missing?
Microsoft. This is a $ billion business for them...
Microsoft Has So Many Patents, It's Outsourced The Job To India - Business Insider
...if Microsoft averages $5 a (Android) device it will earn about $2.3 billion...