Eric Steuer

AT&T commits its patents to the world via the Open COVID Pledge

AT&T has joined the Open COVID Pledge, making its patents available to the public under the terms of our OCL-P 1.1 license for the purposes of facilitating innovations that might help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the post by Scott Mair, AT&T’s President of Technology & Operations, for more details. With the Open COVID Pledge, we’re also committing our patents to the world, doing what we can… Read More »AT&T commits its patents to the world via the Open COVID Pledge

NASA JPL supports the Open COVID Pledge + makes respirator designs freely available

We’re happy to count NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a supporter of the Open COVID Pledge. Additionally, we’re excited to see that JPL has released the designs for three different types of respirators on Github under the permissive Apache License 2.0, making these resources available to anyone to use. These designs, instructions, STL files, and JPL’s initial test data are released to Open Source with the hope that companies and individuals… Read More »NASA JPL supports the Open COVID Pledge + makes respirator designs freely available

NJIT makes novel test swab technology available via the Open COVID Pledge

Some good news: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has joined the Open COVID Pledge, making its novel test swab technology widely available free of licensing fees. By licensing this IP to the public, NJIT is making it easy and legal for manufacturers around the world to use it to create much-needed testing supplies. From NJIT’s statement: The developers, from NJIT’s Additive Manufacturing Lab (AddLab), are posting the design on the National… Read More »NJIT makes novel test swab technology available via the Open COVID Pledge

Uber joins the Open COVID Pledge

We’re happy to announce that Uber has joined the Open COVID Pledge and is making all of its patents available to the public, free of charge, for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has chosen to use our OCL-P(Open COVID License – Patent 1.1) license to grant permission to use its IP. Tony West, Uber’s Chief Legal Officer, said in a statement: “The Open COVID Pledge allows us to empower… Read More »Uber joins the Open COVID Pledge

Amazon, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories join “Open COVID Pledge” to make patents freely available in the fight against COVID-19

Tech innovators commit to making their full collections of patents available to the public, free of charge, for use in ending and minimizing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic April 20, 2020 at 4pm EDT Amazon, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories announced today that they are joining the Open COVID Pledge by making all of their patents freely available to the public for use… Read More »Amazon, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories join “Open COVID Pledge” to make patents freely available in the fight against COVID-19

Patent holders urged to take “Open COVID Pledge” for quicker end to pandemic

April 7, 2020, 5 pm EDT For Immediate Release An international coalition of scientists and lawyers is calling on organizations to make their intellectual property freely available for the fight against COVID-19. With the number of people afflicted with COVID-19 surging past 1 million, thousands dying of COVID-19 every day, and the situation likely to worsen in the coming months, an international coalition of legal experts, engineers and scientists are… Read More »Patent holders urged to take “Open COVID Pledge” for quicker end to pandemic