Diane Peters

SAP Pledges Free use of its Patents in Support of the Fight Against COVID-19

SAP, a European multinational software company and a provider of one of the largest enterprise software solutions in the world, today announced it is joining the Open COVID Pledge by committing its patents worldwide to solving the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization holds thousands of patents worldwide, all of which may be used royalty-free under the terms of the OCL-P v1.1 license. This license enables entrepreneurs, established businesses, health care organizations and others to… Read More »SAP Pledges Free use of its Patents in Support of the Fight Against COVID-19

WHO Recognizes the Open COVID Pledge as a Means to Advance Research and Science in the Fight Against COVID-19

Today, under the leadership of the World Health Organization, more than three dozen member countries and other organizations announced their support of the WHO’s Solidarity Call to Action. We are pleased that within this statement of principles, the Open COVID Pledge is featured as a mechanism that allows holders of valuable COVID intellectual property to meet the WHO’s call to action by immediately and freely making IP available to anyone… Read More »WHO Recognizes the Open COVID Pledge as a Means to Advance Research and Science in the Fight Against COVID-19

Open COVID Coalition publishes new license

By: Diane Peters, Open COVID Coalition Steering Committee and General Counsel Creative Commons Today we published a new version of our original Open COVID License (OCL-PC 1.1), and a second license for those wishing to grant access to their patent portfolios only (OCL-P 1.1). The successful adoption of our license by Intel and Fabricatorz Foundation has set a new bar for technology companies when sharing their intellectual property for the… Read More »Open COVID Coalition publishes new license