Patents and OpenMoko
andres at paglayan.com
Thu Feb 7 21:18:14 CET 2008
what about posting this exact question at groklaw?
On Feb 7, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> Dear Community,
> Most of you know that OpenMoko is a fully independent company at
> this point. With this great opportunity comes many challenges.
> Today I would like to share one with you all and ask for some advice.
> We need to file patents for our hardware as well as software
> designs. While my personal views on software patents are inline
> with people like Eben Moglen, as a company, we are forced to play
> by the rules of the game.
> What I want is for a our company's patents to be freely available,
> for anyone, but for defensive purposes only.
> Are there any existing options available to us now? Does anyone
> know of existing companies or organizations with a similar strategy
> that we can seek guidance or partnership.
> Again, I want to emphasize that we only want our patents to be used
> in defense. And what constitutes defense is something that we want
> to be able to define (and potentially even redefine when new
> threats arise).
> Thanks in advance for the help.
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