Skip to content

An Admirable Defense

March 31, 2013

Not to be outdone by Microsoft’s transparency, Google recently announced that its Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge as follows: “We pledge not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked.” It began this initiative by identifying 10 of its patents, but did indicate a plan to expand this pool over time.

Google’s press release expressly refers to the growing number of patent attacks, and the increasing tendency of companies to stockpile patents defensively. We at IP Wise applaud Google’s response, and hope the effort catches momentum – both at Google and throughout the rest of the industry.


About these ads
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 34 other followers

%d bloggers like this: