Patents and OpenMoko
sean at openmoko.com
Fri Feb 8 17:54:32 CET 2008
Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> Andres Paglayan wrote:
>> what about posting this exact question at groklaw?
> Oh yes. That would work well...I'll make a post later today.
Looks like they already picked this up...
[PJ: Yes. Contact Open Invention Network and Software Freedom Law
Center. Every patent expert I have ever had the opportunity to discuss
this with says the community should patent everything in sight asap,
for defensive purposes against the drooling ghouls. Publish the rest
of what you invent with a verifiable date, if you are a purist.] -
I'll have to contact my friends over at SFLC. It's been a while since
I've said hi...
Thanks a lot for all the great comments and direction!
>> 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
>>> Thanks in advance for the help.
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