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Eco-Patent Commons Helps Spur Innovation

Thomas Schueneman | Wednesday January 23rd, 2008 | 0 Comments

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has teamed up with IBM, Nokia, Sony, and Pitney-Bowes in an “Eco-Patent Commons” program based on the model of the creative commons.

Initially putting a select group of about 31 patents into the public domain, the intent is for more companies to pledge patents designed to foster greater innovation and environmental benefit. A win-win situation for all, it seems.

This short video describes in greater detail the project and some of the initial patents pledged to the program:

 


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