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What is patent commons?

The patent commons is one of the forms of corporate social responsibility that allows some commons (usually composeed of several companies) to create special conditions for its members to use patented and, in general case, non-patented technologies. By forming some patent commons, its members (and non-members) obtain free access to patents pledged by others, simultaneously with the opportunity to leverage this commons for its expansion, innovative and business development.

For comparison, see also about the patent pools, for example, by David Serafino, 2007.

Currently, the most known green patent commons are the Eco-Patent Commons (Eco-PC), GreenXchange (GX), Biological Open Source (BiOS) and some others.

Hall & Helmers (2011) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of green patent commons on an example of the Eco-Patent Commons. Matthew Rimmer (2011) does the same on the examples of the Eco-Patent Commons and GreenXchange, with their comparison.


Category: Technology & Innovation | Views: 679 | Added by: nickyurchenko | Tags: open patents, patent pools, patent commons




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