Make the pledge to share
your intellectual property
in the fight against COVID-19.
Immediate action is required to halt the COVID-19 Pandemic and treat those it has affected. It is a practical and moral imperative that every tool we have at our disposal be applied to develop and deploy technologies on a massive scale without impediment.
We therefore pledge to make our intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and minimizing the impact of the disease.
We will implement this pledge through a license that details the terms and conditions under which our intellectual property is made available.
IBM-Touchscreen that uses UV light for preventing pathogen transmission
Uber – Safe routing for navigation systems
How to make the pledge?
Publicly commit to making intellectual property relevant to COVID-19 freely available
- Post a public statement that your organization is making the Pledge.
Implement the pledge via a license detailing the terms and conditions under which your intellectual property is made available.
- Adopt an Open COVID License (OCL), created by our legal team for organizations that wish to implement the Pledge simply and immediately on terms shared by many other organizations.
- Adopt your own license that carries out the intent of the pledge
Email us a link to this statement and license on your website, a point of contact in the organization, and a copy of your logo to email@example.com.
How to support the Pledge?
As an organization
We welcome endorsements from organizations and groups who support our mission to remove barriers to the use of intellectual property with the potential to help end and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Send a statement of support to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your logo and a contact name and email.
As per our FAQ, this is an expression of institutional support without any legal obligation. If you hold COVID-relevant IP we recommend Making the Pledge.
As an individual
Advocate for your organization or others to make the Open COVID Pledge. Download a template email text.
Raise awareness of the Open Covid Pledge in your networks using #OpenCovidPledge.