I applaud Google's efforts and would encourage them to reach out to AUTM, AIPLA, and LESI for further guidance on the buildout of this initiative. As part of a non-profit, Global Access in Action, currently being incubated by World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on IP, we have been exploring and advocating on these issues from a humanitarian and globally responsible approach to technology transfer and licensing of IP. Happy to coordinate a meeting between our respective organizations, if desired. Best-n
I think this is a good example of leadership from Google and one in which its own self-interest (to reduce rent-seeking activities of patent trolls) does align with the greater public good. Patent reform and other legislative and judicial changes take time but, as this shows, it shouldn't stop market participants (including consumers) from leveraging the power of their own actions to bring about positive change.
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