Innovators Patent Agreement (IPA)
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Innovators Patent Agreement

The Innovators Patent Agreement (IPA) is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from a company to its employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. The company will not use the patents in offensive litigation without the permission of the inventors. This control flows with the patents, so if the company sells the patents to others, the assignee can only use the patents as the inventor intended.

Issues and Contributing

Have a contribution idea or want to discuss something? Please create an issue here on GitHub.

Better yet, feel free to contribute a pull request if you have an improvement to the IPA.


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