Innovator’s Patent Agreement: Defensive Patenting Strategies in the Software Industry
Written by: Suzanne Van Arsdale
Edited by: Michelle Sohn
On May 21, 2013, Twitter launched version 1.0 of the Innovator’s Patent Agreement (“IPA”), which formalizes a company’s commitment to non-offensive patenting and leaves some control in the hands of inventors. This Comment addresses the incentives for and legal implications of adopting the IPA, software industry concerns and current practices, and other defensive patenting mechanisms.Read More...