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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. It is a commitment from a company to the engineers that patents can only be used for defensive purposes–that is, only in response to a litigation threat against the company or a recent history of offensive patent use. The company will not use the patents in offensive litigation without the permission of the inventors.

Issues and Contributing

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

https://github.com/twitter/innovators-patent-agreement/issues

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

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

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