A new way to end the patent madness

Posted by henke54 on Jun 17, 2012 6:07 PM EDT
infoworld; By Simon Phipps
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Like all the best ideas, it's simple enough. As a business, you publish a statement that you are henceforth licensing any and all patents you own under the DPL and will make such licensing a condition of sale of any of your patents. From that point, without needing to enumerate the patents you own or negotiate terms with any other business, you are entitled to use all patents ever licensed under the DPL by all other businesses. The catch? You may never again use patents offensively against other signatories of the DPL. By this simple step, all patents owned by all DPL signatories are "de-weaponized."

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An idea whose time has come perhaps ? Ridcully 2 902 Jun 18, 2012 8:39 AM

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