Patents and OpenMoko

Sean Moss-Pultz sean at
Sat Feb 9 03:37:08 CET 2008

Clarke Wixon wrote:
> Sean Moss-Pultz <sean at ...> writes:
>> Yes this is exactly what we want. We want to make the patents we get 
>> freely available, but also only usable for defensive purposes, forever 
> Sean,
> I am a registered U.S. patent attorney and a member of the California Bar,
> and I reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.  And I'm also a part-time OpenMoko
> developer and enthusiastic supporter (you'll see my name all over the Bugzilla
> bug tracker, for example, but I haven't completed any significant projects of my
> own yet).  I have a GTA01 I'm proud to own and work on.
> I would be happy to discuss some real-world intellectual property strategies
> at your convenience.  I have a good understanding of the U.S. patent system,
> how you might be able leverage that (and other approaches) to advance OpenMoko's
> specific objectives (not to intimidate others!), and how to best use open-source
> licenses.
> Anyway, I'll get in touch with you via email and maybe we can set up a meeting
> to discuss more concrete goals and strategies.

Sounds great. I would love your help!


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