Patently Amazing: Caring Companies Place Private Eco-Technologies in Public Domain
Here’s the kind of corporate largesse the world could use a lot more of: In mid-January, IBM, Nokia, Pitney-Bowes, and Sony banded together to create the Eco-Patent Commons, a public domain depository for previously private patents for new environmentally-friendly technologies. Patents in the Commons can be used by anyone for any purpose and the companies hope that by releasing them for free public use they’ll encourage innovation and a better world.
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***This renews my hope in the goodness of big corporations.****