In order to jointly fight against the epidemic crisis caused by the new coronavirus pandemic, Intel, Mozilla, creative commons and other organizations have announced to join the open covid Pledge Alliance.As the name suggests, the organization aims to pool and open the intellectual property rights of various enterprises to promote the research and development of covid-19 prevention and treatment program, and the relevant free authorization will continue until one year after the World Health Organization announces the end of the new coronavirus pandemic.
All interested enterprises, institutions and schools can, on the premise of complying with the open covid license, utilize the relevant intellectual property rights of the members of the organization, and strive to develop technologies for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of covid-19 during the new coronavirus pandemic.
Mark Lemley, director of the Stanford Law, science and technology program, said:
The aim of the project is to prevent researchers and entrepreneurs from being prosecuted for tools created at special times that benefit society as a whole.
Once the infectious diseases are under control, all parties can still work together to put forward commercially reasonable and feasible license terms.
As of the time of publication, open covid pledge has welcomed members of DLA Piper, unified patents, intellectual property creative laboratory, fabricatorz foundation, alliance of basic medical universities, S.J. Quinney School of law of the University of Utah, and information intellectual property project of Washington law school of the University of America.
It hopes to stop the spread of covid-19 even through vaccines by creating a framework that allows experts to work together to allow the development of diagnostic tools, treatment and prevention solutions.