ITBusinessEdge: Red Hat Clarifies Patent Stance, Emphasizes Commitment to Open Source
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 18 Mar 2009 13:16
Number of posts: 1
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The idea is similar to one Bingham McHale partner and IP attorney Matthew Schantz shared with me recently. He said: "Patents in the U.S. initially belong to the individual inventors, so they can choose to give their rights up to the public outright, or even conditionally. In fact, that might be a great extension of the open source movement for particularly valuable innovations: getting patents and putting open source licenses on the patents..."
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