Patent Pledges: Private Tool For Public Good

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2016-05-03

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Frey, Kip
Zapf, Donna
Wicker, Kent

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Patent pledges are undertakings by patent owners not to enforce their rights in order to innovate around the intellectual property embodied in their patents. They are a relatively new instrument for promoting open-innovation, and have yet to be utilized widely, but they have the potential to accelerate technological progress: by pledging not to enforce a patent its

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Tracy, Nils (2016). Patent Pledges: Private Tool For Public Good. Master's thesis, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11965.


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